RSA Conference 2012 opens Feb. 27 in San Francisco, and for the third straight year Information Security Media Group will be a Platinum Media Sponsor. What's on the agenda at this world-class security event?
Have corporate account takeover incidents abated? Are banking institutions ready to conform to the FFIEC Authentication Guidance? These questions are posed by the Faces of Fraud Survey. Take the survey now.
NIST proposes the establishment of an independent identity ecosystem steering group, led by the private sector but working with the federal government, to help create an environment to assure the security of online transactions.
"The misfortune here for the banks is that they can have the best fraud-detection systems out there ... but it all breaks down when they call the 'hacker' to verify the transaction," says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
Consumer behavior is the biggest concern when it comes to online risks posed by social media. But Bill Wansley of Booz Allen Hamilton says financial institutions can manage those risks. What steps does he recommend?
Rep. Dan Lungren, the bill's chief sponsor, contends the regulatory approach taken by his bill would be less intrusive on the private sector than proposed Senate legislation and a plan by President Obama.
People, as much as anything else, are a critical aspect of information risk management, and businesses and government agencies must monitor employees - and educate them, as well - to thwart a potential threat from within.
"It's a crime like no other crime," says James Ratley, president of the ACFE, describing fraud. "There was not a gun involved, there was not a knife; there was in many cases a ballpoint pen or a computer."
Recently discovered viruses, consisting of Trojans and other malware, at City College of San Francisco have stolen personal banking information and other data from perhaps tens of thousands of students, faculty and administrators, says John Rizzo, president of the board of trustees.