I've told this story before about Michael Barrett, CISO of PayPal. When he joined the company, he asked how senior leaders were fighting the phishing problem.
"Technically, we don't have a phishing problem," he was told.
Want a fun exercise?
Go to Google News and type in "banks, confidence" - see what results you get.
These words are top-of-mind for all of us, of course, in the wake of the IndyMac Bank failure . Customer confidence is almost like the stock market - on a daily basis, we wonder whether it's up or down.
Talk about a harmonic convergence.
Just as the major banking regulatory agencies went before the Senate committee recently to deliver their "State of the Banking Industry" addresses, I was sitting back and starting to think about drafting the questions for our next State of Banking Information Security survey....
Early this year, I caught up with Steve Katz, the dean of banking CSO's (see Stephen Katz on Top InfoSec Issues of 2008), and he had some interesting insights on the year's top challenges for banking institutions....
We've known for roughly six months now that the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule compliance deadline is Nov. 1, barely four months away. How close, then, are banking institutions to meeting that deadline?
That is the question of the summer, and the answer will be found in the results of our new Identity Theft Red...
Finally, it's your turn to have your say.
Since first joining Information Security Media Group late last summer, one of my primary goals has been to debut a blog for BankInfoSecurity.com and CUinfoSecurity.com.
Today, proudly, I'm able to announce the launch of not just one blog, but five - with more to come in...
On one hand, this step does show that the business has made a conscientious effort to plug a major security hole.
But on the other, can't you see that first lawsuit filed by a breached customer saying "Hey, you gave me this stuff and said my PC was safe ...?"
In case you missed it - because it wasn't a huge headline anywhere - here's a bit of news about First Pryority Bank, a 108-year-old community bank based in Pryor, OK.
Well, first a bit of background. First Pryority was founded in 1900 by W.A. Graham,