MaryAnne MacIntosh of Nu Union Credit Union Discusses Her Growing Initiative
Security awareness is a key topic - for financial institution employees and customers alike.
At Nu Union Credit Union in Lansing, Mich., MaryAnne MacIntosh oversees a program that educates everyone from the board of directors to...
Interview with Philip Alexander, Information Security Officer
Offshore outsourcing - it's a topic that stirs great debate among banking/security leaders. Proponents tout the potential cost-savings and easy access to top talent. Opponents point to cultural, infrastructural and, yes, security concerns inherent in...
Debit card fraud is one of the most prevalent security threats against banking institutions and customers alike. In this interview, Daniel McIntyre, information security and business recovery analyst with Superior Bank of Birmingham, AL., shares his insight on:
The magnitude of the debit card threat;
Some email users have lost money to bogus offers that arrived as spam in their in-box. Con artists are very cunning; they know how to make their claims seem legitimate. Some spam messages ask for your business, others invite you to a website with a detailed pitch. Either way, these tips can help you avoid spam scams:
Identity theft can sometimes go unnoticed if the theft is small, or it can cost consumers tens of thousands of dollars and ruin credit scores for years. Below is information about identity protection to help reduce the risk of identity theft.
It was the scandal that rocked the banking world. French Bank Societe Generale recently revealed details of a disaster created by a rogue insider who cost the institution $7.2 billion in fraudulent trades. It was the biggest such scandal in history.
We recently spoke with Linda Najim and Jason Gaswirth of Diamond...
The good news is: The financial services industry is "head and shoulders" above other industries when it comes to being prepared for a pandemic disaster.
The bad news is: There's still a ton of work to be done before banking institutions can say they're truly ready to face such a crisis.
Your complaint is an essential resource for local, state, and federal law enforcement officials. Law enforcers review consumer complaints to spot trends and build cases against hackers, identity thieves, and scam artists.
Here's how to file a complaint about various types of Internet-related problems.
Hackers and spammers may be using your computer right now. They invade secretly and hide software to get access to the information on your computer, including your email program. Once on your computer, they can spy on your Internet surfing, steal your personal information, and use your computer to send spam -...
Have you received email with a similar message? It's a scam called "phishing" - and it involves Internet fraudsters who send spam or pop-up messages to lure personal information (credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords, or other sensitive information) from unsuspecting victims.
It's important to protect your personal information, and to take certain steps quickly to minimize the potential damage from identity theft if your information is accidentally disclosed or deliberately stolen.
Access to information and entertainment, credit and financial services, products from every corner of the world - even to your work - is greater than earlier generations could ever have imagined.
The flip-side, however, is that the Internet - and the anonymity it affords - also can give online scammers, hackers, and...
Shopping online offers lots of benefits that you won't find shopping in a store or by mail. The Internet is always open - seven days a week, 24 hours a day - and bargains can be numerous online. With a click of a mouse, you can buy an airline ticket, book a hotel, send flowers to a friend, or purchase your favorite...
Pandemic preparation gets the lion's share of the headlines when it comes to Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery these days. And that's fine. The topic deserves the attention. Needs it.
But that's not to say that pandemic preparation is the only topic of BC/DR conversation.
Identity theft is a growing epidemic in the U.S. and worldwide. Chances are, if you haven't been directly impacted by it, you know someone that has.
In fact, identity theft led the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) list of consumer fraud complaints for 2007 - and it's been at the top of the list for the past seven...