She did a Geithner.
In making her first public appearance since delivering her long-awaited cybersecurity review to President Obama last week, Melissa Hathaway took to the stage at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. And she did exactly what Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was criticized for when...
Ten years ago, the Department of Justice was prosecuting mischief-makers for defacing web pages. Today, federal prosecutors are targeting international crime rings behind such high-profile hacks as retailer TJX, which exposed tens of million of consumers' credit accounts.
The finances of mortgage giant Freddie Mac may come under more scrutiny after the apparent suicide of acting Chief Financial Officer David Kellerman, who police found dead in his northern Virginia early Wednesday morning.
The annual RSA Conference was held in San Francisco April 20-24, bringing together the nation's - in some case's the world's -- top security experts, leaders and vendors for a week-long exploration of the day's top threats and opportunities.
Cybersecurity. Cloud Computing. Encryption. Public/Private...
As I reviewed the testimony from the other week's hearing on the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) in Washington, D.C., a nursery rhyme popped into my head. While people called to testify about PCI and its effectiveness managed to dodge that all of the breached entities of the last few years were...
OK, so it's April 15, and everyone's mind turns to taxes and filing returns.
Me? I'm thinking of the pace of failed banking institutions we've seen so far this year - and wondering just how much we're taxing the FDIC's insurance fund.
Among the layoffs, companies downsizing, slashing budgets and falling stock prices, there is one area of the economy that appears to be flourishing - crime via the Internet.
The Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3) says that reports of Internet-based crime jumped 33 percent in 2008, according to the group that...
OK, so here's a reaction I never expected.
We've talked a lot about the banking crisis over the past year - the differences between Wall Street and Main Street, and how all financial institutions are impacted in one way or another by fallout from the industry's "3 B's," Bailouts, Bernie and Bonuses.
The Justice Department, U.S. Treasury and other agencies on Monday said they will aggressively go after those "bottom feeders" of the mortgage industry who prey on borrowers facing foreclosure.
The efforts announced in a news conference in Washington, D.C., will combat fraudulent schemes that are promoted as...
A U.S. District Court judge will decide in the next few days whether the Hannaford Bros. data breach class action suit will go to trial.
Judge D. Brock Hornby heard final arguments on April 1 in the U.S. District Court, Portland, ME on the class action suit brought against the supermarket chain that had a data...
"Knowledge is the currency of the future," says Sidney Pearl, Global Director of Enterprise Security Solution management for the Unisys Global Financial Services business.
And according to the latest Unisys Security Index, Americans are getting much smarter - and more demanding - about the basic information...
It is an age old question: Who really is in charge of security? A look back into history, one can see the origination of the word "password" and how it came from the guard at the gate of a city or castle, who upon approached, would say "Halt, who goes there?"
In the wake of the Heartland Payment Systems data breach, a new study shows that a majority of U.S. businesses, including financial institutions, are under continued attack via payments fraud.
Economic conditions and the growth of electronic payments have opened up new opportunities for payment fraud, according to...
This is something that used to really get me going as an information security practitioner. Someone would forward me (and everyone else they knew) an email that had the most dire of warnings - "EMAIL VIRUS WILL WIPE YOUR HARD DRIVE - Do not open !!!"
Angry about the Heartland data breach?
Anxious because you have an upcoming regulatory exam?
Frustrated by the effects of the global recession, and wondering when the heck we're going to climb out of it?