Ghosts of Crimes Past and Present Will Haunt the Future of Banking Institutions and Customers
"The more things change, the more things stay the same." This old saying holds true when it comes to the different types of fraud hitting financial institutions.
In 2009, institutions were hit from every angle with...
What must financial institutions do to improve security education?
Identity theft expert Robert Siciliano shares his thoughts on the need to change the mindset of financial institutions when it comes to educating their customers about identity theft and security issues. Among the topics he discusses:
When it comes to protecting your organization and your customers from a data breach, what is considered "reasonable security?"
This question is at the center of several ongoing lawsuits, and how the courts answer it may be one of the biggest stories of 2010.
Shedding light on this hot topic is David Navetta,...
At first this court case was a curiosity: Experi-Metal Inc. (EMI), a Michigan-based metal supply company, sued Comerica Bank, claiming that the bank exposed its customers to phishing attacks.
But now this story shapes up as a significant test case for the banking industry, raising several key questions that must be...
Spring is the season for the phishers to come and try to take advantage of to the unsuspecting public in the form of official-looking emails talking of tax refunds, as well as claims that the government has money waiting for them.
ATM attacks are among the most prevalent forms of fraud striking banking institutions and their customers. And while institutions are ever more vigilant at defending against these increasingly sophisticated crimes, the best defense might still be the simplest: Customer education.
Here are six consumer tips to help...
Dena Haritos Tsamitis has an ambitious goal for the year: to improve cyber awareness among 10 million people globally.
The Director of Education, Training and Outreach at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab, Dena discusses:
The cyber awareness challenge among people of all ages;
Effective techniques for...
Should software developers be held liable for their programming errors? A consortium of international cybersecurity experts says yes - and will present its plan for such a program on Tuesday. But at least one dissenting voice calls the effort "counterproductive and silly."