"The first step is for banks to admit there is a problem before they can address it, and many bankers are still in denial," says Shirley Inscoe, author of the book "Insidious: How Trusted Employees Steal Millions and Why It's So Hard for Banks to Stop Them."
"Any other bank could have just as easily been victimized," says banking fraud expert Shirley Inscoe, following the arrest of a former Citigroup executive charged with embezzling more than $19 million.
The database has become the main target for hackers and negligent insiders, as the insider breach at Bank of America showed. A recent survey highlights the need for financial institutions to enhance security measures to mitigate threats and losses.
See our Full Coverage of the State of Government Information Security Today 2011 survey.
President Obama declared cybersecurity a national security priority in May 2009, in effect making the IT experts at all levels of government the frontline troops defending local, state and federal information assets.
Lengthy downtime, data losses, and security breaches can harm business results, bringing business to a halt: stopping the flow of orders, reducing sales revenue, and interfering with the supply chain. These downtimes could potentially impact a company's ability to compete with other organizations that were unaffected,...
Virtually every business acquires, uses and stores personally identifiable information (PII) about its customers, employees and partners. These organizations are expected to manage this private data appropriately and take every precaution to protect it from loss, unauthorized access or theft. Misusing, losing or...
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.
What's embarrassing about the WikiLeaks episode isn't just the precarious position the publication of diplomatic cables put the U.S. in with its allies but the likelihood that one, low-level analyst accessed sensitive data without authorization and then leaked them.
The leak of 75,000 internal military logs on the Afghanistan war is a major IT security breach, but the fact that the breach - or leak - of such magnitude occurred didn't seem to surprise many. And, two recent reports show why.