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.
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?