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.
"What happens in Vegas got 19 people busted," says Robert Siciliano, a McAfee consultant and ID theft expert, on the latest busts. "The fight against card fraud is beginning to look like the war on drugs."
In the wake of the Global Payments Inc. card breach, ID theft expert Neal O'Farrell says banks and credit unions must be proactive with outreach to customers. What should institutions' messages include?
The Paul Allen card breach reiterates a concern financial fraud experts have been screaming about for years: Socially-engineered schemes that compromise employees. So, what can institutions do about them?
While Microsoft's move to take down Zeus malware-related botnets is touted as a unique approach to fight financial fraud, some industry experts question its long-term viability. What are their concerns?
The Defense Department will employ a two-prong approach - securing the perimeter as well as the data - as it develops its cloud-computing architecture. "We're going to be able to better protect as we get more standardized," CIO Teresa Takai says.