BITS, the technology division of the Financial Services Roundtable, has tapped Diane Ness to lead its fraud-reduction program. What void does this new leader fill, and how will she help banks fight fraud?
"It was purely my networking that saved us and gave us time to defend ourselves appropriately," says Abbas Kudrati of the National Bank of Kuwait, following a recent cyber incident that impacted the bank.
Organizations are not taking the advanced persistent threat seriously enough, says Hord Tipton of (ISC)2. But security professionals also are not mitigating the common threats, he says. Watch the video.
Commerce Undersecretary for Standards and Technology Patrick Gallagher sees the private sector, not government, taking the lead to develop tools, processes and standards to help safeguard IT systems and data in and out of government.
Imperva would neither confirm nor deny it helped defend the Vatican website from a hacktivist assault last year, but the IT security provider's director of security, Rob Rachwald, explains how such an attack was constructed and defended.
The need for qualified security pros is growing - but so is the Scholarship for Service Program, which helps students train for roles in government. Victor Piotrowski of the National Science Foundation discusses the opportunities.