When economists dissected July's 0.1 point drop in overall unemployment, to 9.1 percent, they attributed the decline mostly to fewer people seeking work. But that's not the case for IT security professionals. There are few discouraged workers in the information technology occupation categories these days.
Looking at the international stock market crash and the impact it's likely to have on future investments in fraud detection and prevention, how much can banks and credit unions reasonably afford, when economic stability is shaky and the financial future uncertain?
The FFIEC Authentication Guidance update is out, and third-party service providers need to begin reviewing their internal systems and communicating with their financial institution customers, says Wells Fargo Bank's Phil Alexander.
"It's time to stop shifting the security burden onto retailers and restaurants like Margarita's," says Gartner analyst Avivah Litan on the latest payment card breach. "In fact, it was time for that over five years ago."
Two electronic health records pioneers that already have earned federal EHR incentive payments stress that a robust risk management program should be an essential component of any movement from paper to electronic records.
Some 200 people have reported fraudulent debit and credit transactions hitting their accounts after dining at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant in Texas. Investigators believe a third-party vendor may have been hacked.
On June 28, the FFIEC released its final, formal version of its Authentication Guidance. Not even one month later, we've created three new training programs to help banking institutions understand and conform with the guidance.
In a merger, it's important for both organizations to have strong communication and data protection processes in place, says Phil Romero, senior security architect of First Technology Federal Credit Union. His institution just led a $4.75 billion merger.
It's not enough for banking institutions to conform to the FFIEC Authentication Guidance update. They also must ensure that their key vendors meet the same standards, says Philip Alexander of Wells Fargo Bank.
A new consumer survey suggests healthcare organizations still have a long way to go in educating patients about the benefits of electronic health records and easing their concerns about security issues.