OK, for months now we've been saying (all right, I've been saying) that we all know regulatory reform is coming; it's just a matter of "what" and "when."
Well, "when" was Thursday, and "what" arrived in the form of a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), proposing a new framework for the...
I'm experiencing the New Year's phenomenon. That's what I call the very early part of each year when I struggle writing the correct date on things like checks, forms and the many other documents that require it.
Stupid robbery attempts are always funny, but when they happen in your backyard, well, they're even funnier.
A few weeks back, near my home in New Hampshire, a would-be robber held up a local Citizens Bank branch, and he attempted to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Getting people on the phone this time of year can be quite a challenge. Between getting ready for the holidays, celebrating the holidays and trying to wrap up everything outstanding before year end there's simply a shortage of available time. And so as we work on building out the project schedule for the first...
Wow - we've been part of quite a bit of quick decision-making recently. Financial institutions going out of business almost overnight, trillions of dollars being offered from the U.S. government in the blink of an eye, and the largest in the industry merging with and/or acquiring peer institutions within weeks.
Sitting down at your desk wondering how you're going to get your info sec budget through the next finance meeting unscathed and still manage to meet all of your department's regulatory requirements? Well, I can assure you, you're not alone.
Say the words $50 billion. Sort of rolls off your tongue. I'd be really upset if my family, firm or investment company had invested money with Bernard Madoff's alleged Ponzi scheme. It is shaping up to be one of the biggest investment frauds ever.
I've heard that timing is the key to comedy; it may well be true for information security as well.
Late last week I'd sent an email to the BIS (BankInfoSecurity.com) team suggesting that they consider publishing a piece about phishing. I've been getting clobbered with a wide-range of phishing emails over the past...
When most financial professionals think of the recently enacted ID Theft Red Flags Rule, they shudder, then groan. You know the feeling of that regulatory burden on your shoulders. Another regulation to comply with; when will it stop?
I just concluded a strange twenty-four hour period as relates to current events.
It started on Monday evening, when I read an Associated Press story online about how the Bush administration ignored the developing problems in the financial markets.
I'm excited about the news we're announcing today re: opening access to all of the articles on our site.
With more people able to view our stories w/o first having to register or log in, that will enable more opportunities for folks to comment on our stories, which then fuels one of my favorite parts of this job:...
Last night I spent nearly three hours helping out a friend who had called in desperation because the PC was running slow and "weird things" were happening. You might not know it based upon what I do for a living these days, but there was a time and place when I was a genuine "techie" -- a real hands-on PC-guru kind...