Government officials have confirmed a potential threat by al-Qaida against the United States as the nation approaches the 10th anniversary of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks that hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Provisions in legislation introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., target companies that store online data for more than 10,000 people to assure their customers' personally identifiable information is protected.
Although the 9/11 attacks 10 years ago were a strong catalyst for ramped up disaster recovery and business continuity planning, there's still plenty of work to do, says security specialist Mac McMillan.
The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks struck the U.S., but the impact and lessons affected the world and the entire information security profession, says Rolf von Roessing, past international vice president of ISACA.
The Treasury Department's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence has worked to prevent anti-money laundering and illegal cash flow from reaching the hands of terrorist groups, but more needs to be done to further mitigate risks, says Treasury Assistant Secretary Daniel L. Glaser.
"Everyone from the Fed down knew about this and chose to let it go," says mortgage fraud expert L.T. Lafferty. "As a result of that regulatory complacency, the market continues to be plagued with fraudulent activity."
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, federal IT leader Mark Forman was briefing government chief human resources directors on the president's e-government initiative at a forum at the University of Maryland, a 10-mile drive from his White House office, when word came of the first jet crashing into the north tower of the...
As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., Kevin Sullivan, a former investigator with the New York State Police, reflects on lessons learned and steps industries still need to take to ensure a tragedy like 9/11 is never repeated.
A new social-media-management tool provided by the ICBA aims to help community banks monitor social media communications, streamlining posts and comments that appear about banks on and through a number of channels.
Philip Reitinger's appointment as Sony's first chief information security officer comes more than four months after a massive breach of Sony's PlayStation gaming system that exposed the personal identifiable information of some 77 million customers.