On Capitol Hill, expert witnesses testify about the need to beef up graduate-level education, not only to train needed cybersecurity professionals, but prepare the PhDs and others needed to educate IT security specialists. But just outside the Beltway that encircles Washington, community colleges - hoping to tap...
Email security is an issue for businesses and agencies of all sizes. To tackle that challenge, BITS and eCert Inc. have just released a new paper entitled "Email Sender Authentication Deployment."
In an exclusive interview, Paul Smocer, VP of Security at BITS, discusses:
Top email security challenges facing...
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in Louisville, KY on Wednesday issued its decision to consolidate the class action suits brought against Heartland Payment Systems (HPY).
The lawsuits will be heard in the Southern District Court of Texas in Houston by Judge Lee H. Rosenthal. The decision notes that...
Data and privacy protection - there's much that government, industry and consumers alike can do to improve information security. And the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is at the heart of education and enforcement efforts.
In an exclusive interview, the FTC's Joel Winston discusses:
Top privacy risks facing...
The Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach may be the fraud story of year (so far), but ATM and debit card thefts are growing steadily and frighteningly at financial institutions.
Here are the top ATM/debit card fraud trends
Driving home every day along the New Jersey highways, I often see the signs offering "Save Your Home from Foreclosure" with a toll free number to call for more information.
It is the sign of the times. Foreclosure rescue scams are on the rise, along with mortgage fraud.
Verizon Business investigated 90 major data breaches in 2008, including 285 million compromised records. Nearly Â¾ of those breaches were external hacks, and 99.9 percent of the records were compromised via servers and applications.
These are among the findings of Verizon's new 2009 Data Breach Investigations...
So, General Motors files for bankruptcy today. Whoever thought such an event would unfold in our lifetimes - that the U.S. leader in one of the top industries of the 20th century would sputter into the 21st and end up broken down beside the road, like a car whose owner neglected to heed the "Check engine" light?
Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced this week that his office has indicted 18 people from New York City for operating a bank fraud and identity theft scheme. The scheme resulted in the cashing of more than 1,000 counterfeit checks at several large banks.
The fraud fight is getting nastier by the minute, say experts familiar with the new schemes - and some old ones with new wrinkles -- being perpetrated by criminals against financial institutions and their customers. Here are 13 of the most prevalent ruses.
OK, so today's the day.
After two months of anxious anticipation, today is May 19, the deadline Visa set for financial institutions to file fraud claims related to the Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach.
The Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach has already cost the card processor millions in fines from Visa and MasterCard.
This news was revealed by CEO Bob Carr in Heartland's recent earnings call, wherein Carr said the much-publicized breach has already cost the company $12.5 million.
The federal judge who heard the collective civil claims filed against the Hannaford Bros. supermarket chain issued his opinion on the 21 claims on Tuesday in Portland, ME. All but one of the 21 civil claims filed against the supermarket giant for alleged failure to protect consumers during the company's network breach...