I'm excited about the news we're announcing today re: opening access to all of the articles on our site.
With more people able to view our stories w/o first having to register or log in, that will enable more opportunities for folks to comment on our stories, which then fuels one of my favorite parts of this job:...
There's so much we can't control today. The global economy, the fickle stock market, rampant layoffs, decisions being made in Washington, D.C. All these elements affect us, but there's little to nothing we can do to influence them.
Helpless feeling, no?
That's why this week, in advance of the Thanksgiving...
As wild as the end of 2008 has been, I can't get my mind off 2009.
This is because I'm just now helping to put the finishing touches on our annual State of Banking Information Security survey, which helps us take the pulse of the banking/security community, so we can gauge the priorities for the year ahead.
OK, so first came the subprime mortgage debacle, and it was bad.
Then came the global credit crunch, and it was worse.
Reading the economic tea leaves, the feds in October swept in with a $700 billion economic relief package designed to bail out some of the nation's troubled financial institutions. So, then we...
At least one question has been answered.
With the election of Barack Obama as the next U.S. President, we know who our nation's leader will be for the next four years. And with Democrats picking up additional seats as the majority party in both the House and Senate, we have a sense that Obama is going to have some...
Couple things I'd like to quickly bring to your attention.
First, have you checked out any of the new Bank Information Security Handbooks we introduced last week?
These electronic editions compile highlights of our content - articles, interviews, blog postings, agency alerts, etc. - in a unique format that gives...
OK, with less than two weeks to go, banking regulatory agencies are getting busy. Busier, I should say.
Last week saw both the OCC and FDIC release their approaches to the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule examination procedures.
No huge surprises here. But what's interesting is when you review the somewhat...
It's time to get real.
As we tackle this wild economy, which has deflated the market, toppled institutions, written history ... it's time to hear from real people to gain real insights on the events that are reshaping reality for us all.
Consider this my open call, then. Banking leaders: I'd like to speak to you...
And so the hits just keep on coming.
Just when you think you've seen the biggest bank failure in modern times in IndyMac, WaMu comes along and tops them all.
Just when you think you've seen the blackest of Black Mondays in your lifetime, a darker day dawns, and the stock market reels from a record plunge of 777...
It's all anyone wants to talk about.
In the wake of Washington Mutual's historic failure last week and the Wachovia takeover today, all anyone wants to discuss is the enormity of these events what they mean to the banking industry.
This time the news was so big it couldn't even wait til Friday.
Up to this point, as you know, whenever the FDIC has closed a bank this year, it's waited til after markets have closed for the week - let things settle over the weekend, and then the failed bank can reopen under its new flag on Monday.
To me, this is one of the sleeper stories of the year.
The ID Theft Red Flags Rule, Business Continuity and Anti-Money Laundering have dominated the headlines - and banking/security priorities. But recent attention paid to Application Security has the potential to fuel one major fire drill in 2009.
To me, it was a given.
In the wake of recent news of IndyMac and other bank failures, it seemed safe to say that U.S. banking institutions were dealing with a bit of a crisis of confidence. I mean, I didn't imagine that line of anxious customers outside IndyMac, did I?
But then I got a recent note from a...
At first, I thought my bank was pretty sharp.
About a year ago, when I logged in to do some routine internet banking - check balances, transfer some funds - I was met by a new security page that wanted to better protect my assets.