Years ago, when I learned to drive and got my first cars, my approach to automobile maintenance was: If the "Check Engine" light came on, keep driving. Whatever the problem is, I'll drive out of it.
I see a disturbingly similar pattern now in the banking industry.
Well, it is good to finally have a number to go along with the Heartland Payment Systems data breach, and even better that three hackers have been indicted for the crime. Albert Gonzalez, a 28- year-old identified as the lead hacker, faces up to 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.
Robberies, ATM heists, insider thefts - there are so many risks to employees, customers, funds and electronic data, and they're only heightened by economic conditions. Desperate times, desperate people. This is why we focus on physical security this month - to underscore how critical it is to a banking...
Driving to my office yesterday, I listened to the radio as an announcer read the news of an FBI sweep that saw politicians and religious leaders arrested. The first group I wasn't exactly surprised about, but religious leaders? Well, I was listening even more closely when the radio announcer then said there were four...
Looking for summer reading?
Just finished a new book, "Late Edition," by one of my favorite writers, Bob Greene. This is a touching, often funny memoir of Greene's days as a newspaper rookie in Columbus, Ohio in the 1960s.
The power of social networking web sites can be measured by just looking at the number of hits (or visits) to a person's web page on such well-known sites as MySpace or Facebook.
The negative side web users should consider before placing information on such social networking sites include the connection one...
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...
The Obama financial regulatory reform plan includes a new watchdog agency to protect consumers from deceptive or dangerous mortgages, credit cards, and other risky financial products. It can't come at a better time.
So, did anyone read about the President's Cybersecurity Action Plan? I'm assuming you've read through all 10 points. You didn't stop to ponder after the first few did you? I mean, you didn't happen to stop after number 8? The one about the incident response plan?
From the president on down, the nation has a renewed focus on cybersecurity.
Nadia Short of General Dynamics, a major government/defense contractor, discusses:
The types of cybersecurity positions GD is filling;
Requirements for qualified personnel;
Potential career paths in cybersecurity.
Nadia D. Short...