The Identity Theft Resource Center in San Diego has made some dire predictions for businesses and consumers to ponder for next year.
Here's a list of some of the things that ITRC sees as causing the most problems in the identity theft arena. Some are already hitting financial institutions and their customers.
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.
From Hannaford to Countrywide to the Bank of New York Mellon, 2008 has been a year of high-profile security breaches in or impacting the financial services industry. Here's our list of the top 10 - and lessons that should be learned, so we aren't back revisiting these issues in '09.
Earlier this year, The TJX...
In a move to bolster its budget and bulk up its staff, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) this week approved its 2009 operating budget and added more than 1,400 staff positions to be filled in the new year.
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.
Regulatory compliance is the backbone of a financial institution's information security program. But compliance alone isn't enough, says John Pironti of ISACA's Education Board, who advises institutions to take a risk-based, not a "checklist-based" approach to security.
In an exclusive interview, Pironti...
Two more banks have failed and been closed by banking regulators. The Haven Trust Bank, Duluth, GA, was shut down by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, while Sanderson State Bank, Sanderson, TX was closed by the Texas Department of Banking.
A survey on CNBC on Wednesday shows that some U.S. depositors aren't exactly certain that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) will be able to protect their deposits. The news sent the FDIC into action, with Chair Sheila Bair restating what she's said previously: In the history of the FDIC no one has lost...
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...