To help agencies secure their wireless networks and technologies, the Government Accountability Office came up with eight leading practices. For now, GAO says, wireless networks remain at an increased vulnerability to attack.
As hospitals and clinics develop strategies for complying with the privacy and security provisions of the HITECH Act and HIPAA, they must be careful not to overlook the additional risks involved in using wireless technologies.
Robert Siciliano, a McAfee security consultant and founder of IDTheftSecurity.com, says socially engineered scams that are SMS/text-based will create big headaches for banks and credit unions in the near future.
The recent news that Nexus One smartphone owners were unable to send or receive data is just a precursor to what security experts say is the next big threat to mobile phones and services - mobile malware.
According to Dr. Markus Jakobsson, a noted security expert in the field of phishing and crimeware, mobile...
Know what scares security expert John Pescatore the most? The image of a remote employee sitting a home office or public setting, plugging into an unsecured network, accessing critical data via a personal laptop or PDA.
Organizations have never had so many security risks in so many remote locations, says Pescatore,...
Looking ahead to 2009, banking/security guru Steve Katz quotes the ancient proverb: "May you live in interesting times."
With a new administration, new banking landscape and regulatory changes expected, we live in interesting times, indeed.
At a time when resources are tight and risks are abundant, many banking institutions are going mobile.
This is one of the findings of the recent Banking Confidence Survey, wherein 41% of respondents say their immediate business objectives include investment in new and enhanced services such as mobile banking. Their...
The crime of deception is now even more deceptive.
Multi-channel fraud - schemes that are launched simultaneously via telephone, Internet, in person and via mail - is a growing concern for financial institutions. And the linked crimes aren't always easy to spot.
In this exclusive interview, security expert Diana...
Despite economic setbacks this year, data security remains top-of-mind for the majority of community bankers.
Results from the 2008 Independent Community Bankers of America's (ICBA) Community Bank Technology Survey reveal that more than 80 percent of respondents are "vigorously maintaining data security" as their top...