This week's top news and views: Conscripting cybersecurity experts to protect IT, State battles data leakage and President Obama signs bill to reorganize the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Federal agencies have until Jan. 28 to complete an assessment on how they handle confidential information, a process prompted by the WikiLeaks episode that exposed 250,000-plus diplomatic cables in November, says OMB Director Jacob Lew.
Fraud attempts will escalate, not diminish, as new threats and channels blossom in 2011. Growth in mobile banking and the use of social networks are expected to pose new security challenges, experts say.
This month's most compelling news and views: top 10 government IT security stories of 2010, four components on the insider threat, pragmatic optimist Howard Schmidt and failure to enact major cybersecurity bill foreseen. And don't miss our audio week-in-review podcast by Executive Editor Eric Chabrow
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 number of identity fraud victims has increased 22 percent in the U.S., costing 9.9 million victims a total of $48 billion in 2008.
This is the news from the fifth annual Identity Fraud Survey Report from Javelin Strategy & Research. In an exclusive interview, James Van Dyke, Javelin founder and President,...
Reported data breaches increased by nearly half in 2008, and 12 percent of the total hacks were at financial institutions - up from 7 percent in 2007.
This is the news from the Identity Theft Resource Center's (ITRC) 2008 breach report, which shows that 2008's 656 reported breaches were up 47 percent over 2007's...