"Regulation drives spending," says George Tubin of GT Advisors. "You're in a situation where the regulators are telling you, 'You have to do something; you have to make improvements.' Therefore, the bank has to spend some money on technology."
The cost of a data breach is down, say the latest Ponemon Institute study. But as the Global Payments breach shows, organizations still have many reasons to be concerned, says researcher Larry Ponemon.
Cloud services are being adopted increasingly by organizations. But with adoption comes increased concern, says Symantec's Francis deSouza. How can organizations deploy cloud security to protect their data?
While Microsoft's move to take down Zeus malware-related botnets is touted as a unique approach to fight financial fraud, some industry experts question its long-term viability. What are their concerns?
"Many financial institutions have watched for years as cybercrime has escalated, and now we are shutting it down," says Greg Garcia, describing Operation B71 and how it's helping combat ACH/wire and other forms of fraud.