Government officials have confirmed a potential threat by al-Qaida against the United States as the nation approaches the 10th anniversary of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks that hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., Kevin Sullivan, a former investigator with the New York State Police, reflects on lessons learned and steps industries still need to take to ensure a tragedy like 9/11 is never repeated.
A new social-media-management tool provided by the ICBA aims to help community banks monitor social media communications, streamlining posts and comments that appear about banks on and through a number of channels.
Careers in IT security remain hot, says David Foote, noted researcher and analyst of IT workforce trends. But there's a disconnect between current job opportunities and the talent pool looking to fill them.
Creating a culture of security within an organization may be on CISOs' wish lists, but it's often hard to educate and spread that message, says Justin Somaini, chief information security officer at Yahoo.
"The more that you could focus in on computer science topics, to understand programming, network-based technology and mobile-based technology, the better off you're going to be," says Rob Lee of SANS Institute.
This $38 billion bank has invested a great deal of time and effort into its online security program, continuously conducting risk assessments and making strides to ensure commercial customers stay informed about evolving online-banking risks.
"There are still a lot of inexperienced people out there that are passing themselves off as experts," says Scott Laliberte, managing director of Protiviti, outlining the common challenges of penetration testing.
As fraud continues to evolve and affect financial institutions, careers are plentiful for fraud-fighting professionals, says Jean-Francois Legault, a fraud investigations specialist with Deloitte and Touche.
Yahoo's Justin Somaini believes his fellow CISOs in business and government do a good job keeping their bosses informed of proper information security practices, but could do better in educating the rank and file about them.
When economists dissected July's 0.1 point drop in overall unemployment, to 9.1 percent, they attributed the decline mostly to fewer people seeking work. But that's not the case for IT security professionals. There are few discouraged workers in the information technology occupation categories these days.
Looking at the international stock market crash and the impact it's likely to have on future investments in fraud detection and prevention, how much can banks and credit unions reasonably afford, when economic stability is shaky and the financial future uncertain?