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.
There are more opportunities than ever for skilled information security professionals.
This is the belief of Gerald Masson, Director of Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, and in an exclusive interview he discusses:
Job prospects for information security professionals in the public and...
The National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) is the National Security Agency's principal gateway to the public, opening its doors in December 1993. Located adjacent to NSA Headquarters in Ft. George G. Meade, MD., the museum houses thousands of artifacts that collectively serve to sustain the history of the cryptologic...
"Cryptology is as old as mankind itself and dates from antiquity," says Patrick Weaden, curator at the National Cryptology Museum. People very early on realized that they needed to share certain information with certain people, so they developed devices to protect that information. Cryptology is the art and science of...
It's "tweet" time! Information Security Media Group (ISMG) has just registered with Twitter.com to start providing regular updates to audience members who also are enjoying the tweet life.
OK, so I know some of you out there are still kinda dying to know, but don't dare to ask - what is Twitter?
Individually, banking institutions, law enforcement agencies and regulatory boards understand the risks of money-laundering crimes.
But collectively, in active collaboration, they could do much more to prevent, detect and investigate these crimes, says AML expert Kevin Sullivan.
In an exclusive interview in...
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says the number of people infected with the H1N1 influenza virus in the U.S. has declined in most areas of the country and may be the sign that infections from the new H1N1 strain may have leveled off.
The fraud fight is getting nastier by the minute, say experts familiar with the new schemes - and some old ones with new wrinkles -- being perpetrated by criminals against financial institutions and their customers. Here are 13 of the most prevalent ruses.
On Thursday, the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) closed troubled Florida lender BankUnited F.S.B., and a new chartered federal savings bank acquired the failed bank's operations. The new bank, BankUnited, FSB, has reopened today. It is the largest bank to fail thus far in 2009.
Steve Katz was the world's first CISO, and he has unique insight on the information security profession - how it's developed and where it's headed.
In an exclusive interview, Katz discusses:
How the information security role has evolved;
Which trends are changing the role;
The skillsets necessary for today's...