Visa says a move toward EMV can help merchants cut PCI compliance costs, and SWIFT says globalization, regulation and the introduction of new services from non-financial providers will set the tone for payments 2011.
The survey of local, state and federal IT security practitioners also shows a lack of faith in secure cloud computing. Half see insider threats and poor practices as their agencies' greatest vulnerabilities.
The information security profession is at a crucial turning point as professionals scramble to develop new skills in the arenas of cloud computing, mobile applications and social media, a new survey shows.
The federal list of major health information breaches included 240 incidents affecting 6.5 million individuals as of Thursday. But that number soon could grow substantially as a result of incidents that made headlines this week.
More of a passing thought than a real proposal, a former national intelligence director suggests the creation of a Department of Cyber to tackle cyber threats, but before the idea could set in, Michael McConnell said he had second thoughts.