Celebrity snooping at healthcare facilities highlights an alarming - and often unchecked - trend: PHI privacy violations committed by current or former employees, contractors, and other insiders. Protecting patient privacy comes down to more than policies and regulations. What's needed is a way to enforce PHI...
Sen. Charles Schumer's amendment to Regulation E, which aims to give local governments and school districts the same level of protection as consumers, could set an adverse precedent for financial institutions, says Doug Johnson, vice president and senior advisor of risk management for the American Bankers Association.
The same approach governments and businesses employ to protect individuals from the dangers of secondhand smoke could be applied to safeguard cyberspace, says Scott Charney, Microsoft's vice president of trustworthy computing, engineering excellence and environmental sustainability.
Card-issuing banks struggle to find the balance between consumer satisfaction and protection. And in the wake of the Michaels breach, the financial industry knows it has to make a change. One industry expert says stronger card authentication is the answer, and he favors chip-based or EMV-like solutions.
Two stories stand out when I look back on the month of May: the POS PIN pad swap scheme that hit Michaels crafts stores in more than 20 states and the insider job at Bank of America that led to $10 million being stolen from some 300 customer accounts.
A July trial date has been set for a pay-at-the-pump skimming scheme that allegedly led to the theft of more than $150,000 from six Hawaii financial institutions, highlighting the growing fraud vulnerability of self-service card payments.
More questions than answers surround the Durbin amendment's future impact on fraud prevention. With all of these open questions, bankers aren't likely to face any significant changes anytime soon, says FICO's Mike Urban.
It's been nearly two years now since the corporate account takeover spree began. So, what exactly are the courts, institutions and the financial services industry doing today to prevent further incidents of fraud?
More than just Facebook friends, today's Chief Information Security Officer needs to connect and collaborate with key corporate allies who can influence the enterprise risk and security practices within any organization.
SWIFT's Gottfried Leibbrandt says conflicting regulatory mandates could further fragment the international payments market, if banks and governments don't align their strategies. Communication among governments, regulators and global financial institutions is critical.