The number of banks listed on the FDIC's "problem list" dropped again this quarter, a sign of improving conditions for U.S. institutions. But one former regulator says it's not time to breathe a sigh of economic-recovery relief.
Banking institutions are focused on preparing for 2012 and their first examinations on conformance with the FFIEC Authentication Guidance. But beyond the exams, what are the fraud trends they need to prepare to face?
The FFIEC Authentication Guidance has resulted in a cottage industry of anomaly detection solutions. But look carefully before you buy - separate myth from reality - says Terry Austin, CEO of Guardian Analytics.
Another myth is that it's easy to do the math and spot the anomalies. But, in fact, this process...
Most organizations remain uncomfortable in letting their employees use their own mobile devices to access their IT systems. Yet, in many instances, those charged with securing their enterprises' IT understand that it's just a matter of time before they must grant workers permission to employ those devices.
Two years after his business was a victim of ACH fraud, PATCO's Mark Patterson doubts whether most small business owners are yet aware of the risks they face. And he doesn't think the FFIEC guidance will help.
Too many of today's firewalls are out of date and opening organizations to unacceptable business risks, says Chris King of Palo Alto Networks.
So, how do we quickly get to the next-generation firewall - and what are the key qualities it will need to embrace?
In an interview about the future of firewalls, King...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a letter, informed Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of his decision to bring cybersecurity legislation to the floor during the first work period of 2012 legislative session.
Banks and credit unions are feverishly working to meet the FFIEC's authentication compliance deadline next year. But experts say institutions should be looking beyond the guidance, by making investments in cross-channel fraud detection.
Banks, government agencies and healthcare providers have upped their efforts to assist consumers after an ID theft incident. But much more needs to be done. One ID-theft recovery expert shares her thoughts about areas in need of improvement.
Analog skimming devices that rely on audio technology are not new. They've been around since the early 1990s. But this less-expensive technology is making a comeback, some say, because of the downturn in the global economy.
Pradeep Moudgal says the U.S. is migrating toward EMV. But how much new investment are card issuers going to have to make, and what steps does the collective industry need to take to ensure the transition from the mag-stripe to the chip is a smooth one?