A card compromise at a California-based grocery chain has raised questions about the efficacy of PCI-DSS. Experts say even if merchants are compliant, fraudsters can easily get around the security measures.
Dan Waddell of Tantus Technologies says giving back to the community is every information security professional's responsibility. And with the insurgence of cybercrime affecting all walks of life, now is the ideal time to get started.
Bank of America, a pioneer in mobile banking, says mobile is hot, but it also opens financial institutions to unknown risks. What proactive steps should banks and credit unions take to ensure they're ready?
Information security threats - especially to critical infrastructures and from nation-states - are evolving. But security education curricula are struggling to keep pace, according to Eugene Spafford, renowned information security professor at Purdue University.
In addition to the negative publicity associated with being included on the federal tally of major health information breaches, some organizations are experiencing yet another impact of breaches: class action lawsuits.
Phishing schemes, like the one claiming to be from the Better Business Bureau, target consumers who have concerns about troubled accounts or account breaches. And social engineering is used more often to acquire financial and personal information.
BITS president Paul Smocer says banks can expect an uptick in cybersecurity-focused legislation in 2012. What impact will changes from Capitol Hill have on requirements for data breach notification, information sharing and critical infrastructure?
Authorities in New York have indicted 28 suspects for their alleged connection to a skimming scheme that targeted AmEx cardholders. What did the take-down expose about growing innovations in insider fraud?
Ongoing HIPAA compliance training is key to breach prevention, says Terrell Herzig of UAB Medicine. Yet many healthcare organizations are lacking in their efforts, according to results from the Healthcare Information Security Today survey.