The federal banking regulators and the Federal Trade Commission today issued a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help financial institutions and other businesses comply with the ID Theft Red Flags Rule.
Data and privacy protection - there's much that government, industry and consumers alike can do to improve information security. And the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is at the heart of education and enforcement efforts.
In an exclusive interview, the FTC's Joel Winston discusses:
Top privacy risks facing...
So, did anyone read about the President's Cybersecurity Action Plan? I'm assuming you've read through all 10 points. You didn't stop to ponder after the first few did you? I mean, you didn't happen to stop after number 8? The one about the incident response plan?
The Comptroller of the Currency says that reverse mortgages pose significant compliance risks, and regulators should get proactive on this issue before real problems develop.
John Dugan warned bankers that reverse mortgages pose significant compliance risks and said regulators should get out in front of this issue...
A Congressional panel appointed to oversee the US bailout warns bank stress tests are not enough. The federal regulators' tests of 19 major banks to see if they could survive a further downturn in the economy may be too lenient and should be repeated, says the Congressional Oversight Panel for the government's $700...
The Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach may be the fraud story of year (so far), but ATM and debit card thefts are growing steadily and frighteningly at financial institutions.
Here are the top ATM/debit card fraud trends
An Illinois bank, Bank of Lincolnwood, was the 37th bank to fail thus far in 2009 when it was closed last Friday by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking.
Driving home every day along the New Jersey highways, I often see the signs offering "Save Your Home from Foreclosure" with a toll free number to call for more information.
It is the sign of the times. Foreclosure rescue scams are on the rise, along with mortgage fraud.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says large domestic budget deficits will hurt financial stability, and the federal government can't continue indefinitely to borrow at the current rate to finance the shortfall.
Verizon Business investigated 90 major data breaches in 2008, including 285 million compromised records. Nearly Â¾ of those breaches were external hacks, and 99.9 percent of the records were compromised via servers and applications.
These are among the findings of Verizon's new 2009 Data Breach Investigations...
In a move to tighten down mortgage loan originators' credentials and stronger background checks, the federal financial institution regulatory agencies on Monday issued proposed rules that will require mortgage loan originators to meet registration requirements of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing...
So, General Motors files for bankruptcy today. Whoever thought such an event would unfold in our lifetimes - that the U.S. leader in one of the top industries of the 20th century would sputter into the 21st and end up broken down beside the road, like a car whose owner neglected to heed the "Check engine" light?
Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced this week that his office has indicted 18 people from New York City for operating a bank fraud and identity theft scheme. The scheme resulted in the cashing of more than 1,000 counterfeit checks at several large banks.