The Identity Theft Resource Center in San Diego has made some dire predictions for businesses and consumers to ponder for next year.
Here's a list of some of the things that ITRC sees as causing the most problems in the identity theft arena. Some are already hitting financial institutions and their customers.
Sitting down at your desk wondering how you're going to get your info sec budget through the next finance meeting unscathed and still manage to meet all of your department's regulatory requirements? Well, I can assure you, you're not alone.
From Hannaford to Countrywide to the Bank of New York Mellon, 2008 has been a year of high-profile security breaches in or impacting the financial services industry. Here's our list of the top 10 - and lessons that should be learned, so we aren't back revisiting these issues in '09.
Earlier this year, The TJX...
Say the words $50 billion. Sort of rolls off your tongue. I'd be really upset if my family, firm or investment company had invested money with Bernard Madoff's alleged Ponzi scheme. It is shaping up to be one of the biggest investment frauds ever.
I've heard that timing is the key to comedy; it may well be true for information security as well.
Late last week I'd sent an email to the BIS (BankInfoSecurity.com) team suggesting that they consider publishing a piece about phishing. I've been getting clobbered with a wide-range of phishing emails over the past...
From Hannaford Brothers to Countrywide, this year has been full of stories of criminal activity on the Internet, with hackers and phishers wreaking havoc on computer systems and consumers, causing credit and debit fraud numbers to soar.
What does next year hold for fraud against financial institutions? Here are 10...
Check fraud. Crimes against children and the elderly. These are among the current faces of Identity Theft, and experts expect to see even more of these opportunistic crimes in 2009.
To help prevent these crimes - and to help banking institutions to protect their customers - Linda Foley, founder of the Identity...
When most financial professionals think of the recently enacted ID Theft Red Flags Rule, they shudder, then groan. You know the feeling of that regulatory burden on your shoulders. Another regulation to comply with; when will it stop?
I just concluded a strange twenty-four hour period as relates to current events.
It started on Monday evening, when I read an Associated Press story online about how the Bush administration ignored the developing problems in the financial markets.
In response to heightened interest from readers who need the latest banking/security news in these turbulent times, Information Security Media Group (ISMG), publisher of BankInfoSecurity.com and CUinfoSecurity.com, is immediately opening access to all of its news articles.
Whereas before only registered subscribers...
Red flags, vendor management, business continuity and disaster recovery. If banking/security leaders thought that 2008 was a challenging year for keeping up with regulatory mandates, the old rock and roll song's lyrics say it best: "You ain't seen nothing yet."
Based on expert insight, the following 10 regulatory...