This week's top news and views: The arrest of 53 suspects charged with a sophisticated identity theft and fraud scheme gets the attention of federal agents, and the message from the PCI Security Standards Council's annual North American Community Meeting: "Stolen Credit Card Information Is a Commodity That Has Worth."
Hospital association lawyer, Melissa Bianchi, testifying before a Senate panel seeks exemptions for healthcare providers from the bill's beach notification rules because they're already covered by HIPAA.
Defense contractors need hands-on candidates who can understand the technical and business issues within the government. Problem is: The demand for these candidates is clearly ahead of the current supply.
The bust of 53 suspects, who have been charged with stealing identities of U.S. citizens to open credit cards and bank loans, highlights the need for stronger U.S. consumer privacy laws and consumer authentication.
Responding to market demand is ISACA, the non-profit security organization, which launched the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control certification for IT risk professionals early this year.