Rep. Dan Lungren introduced an amendment to his onetime bipartisan cybersecurity bill that won only the backing of fellow Republicans with Democratic members of the House Homeland Security Committee objecting to the changes.
How will Diane Ness and BITS help banks reduce fraud? As the new head of fraud-reduction programs for the technology division of the Financial Services Roundtable, Ness says education and communication about emerging threats will be a priority.
Phishing - it's the classic scheme that never goes away. In fact, it evolves. Amy Blackshaw of RSA offers insights on how to respond to this and other trends identified in the 2012 Faces of Fraud survey.
What's the best strategy for communications after a data breach, like the one suffered by Global Payments Inc.? Bob Carr, CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, discusses what to say in the weeks following a breach.
"Regulation drives spending," says George Tubin of GT Advisors. "You're in a situation where the regulators are telling you, 'You have to do something; you have to make improvements.' Therefore, the bank has to spend some money on technology."
One problem tracking IT security employment is the dearth of information. Even the most trustworthy organization in collecting employment data, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, furnishes infosec data it cautions aren't reliable.