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New Requirements for Point to Point Encryption

Well they have arrived. After more than a year of discussion and debate the new requirements for Point to Point Encryption (P2PE) have finally been released by the PCI SSC. These requirements, which...

18 Oct 2011
Information Security
Bo Harald

Miserable public isolation - who is holding back?

Who is holding back - governments or banks? Needed for accelerating citizens' use of government e-services: 1. That the public sector realizes that it is not the only service citizens use - and in fac...

13 Oct 2011
Innovation in Financial Services
Robert Siciliano

What Are Your Digital Assets Worth?

Digital assets include: entertainment files (e.g. music downloads), personal memories (e.g. photographs), personal communications (e.g. emails), personal records (e.g. health, financial, insurance), a...

13 Oct 2011
Pat Carroll

What's really mind-boggling about the NY card-skimming fraud

News that 111 people were arrested last week in New York in a US$13 million card fraud scam was a useful reminder of just how easy it still is to skim credit card details in the US. NYPD Commissioner ...

10 Oct 2011
Innovation in Financial Services
Pat Carroll

Katie Price's plight highlights fraud dangers

The credit card industry has certainly been in the news this week. First David Cameron nearly suggested that British consumers should pay down their credit cards – before his speech was hastily rewrit...

07 Oct 2011
Innovation in Financial Services
Retired Member

Interview with FSA sets record straight on mobile recording

Last week a survey commissioned by Orange Business UK announced that eight out of ten UK medium and large financial firms were unaware of the Financial Service Authority’s (FSA) impending mobile recor...

03 Oct 2011
Financial Services Regulation
Robert Siciliano

Think You Are Protected Think Again

In 1990, when only the government and a number of universities were using the Internet, there were 357 unique pieces of malware. The need for security began with desktop computing when the only means ...

02 Oct 2011
Pat Carroll

Social media, the fraudster's friend?

There is a growing number of examples of fraudsters using social media to extract personal information from customers. A recent case hit the Bank of Melbourne, when fraudsters sent direct messages wit...

30 Sep 2011
Innovation in Financial Services
Pat Carroll

Problem, what problem?

It’s amazing. Zeus malware is now affecting 60,000–100,000 unique Windows computers a month, according to Microsoft. But more amazing – at least to me – is how many people aren’t aware of the problem....

27 Sep 2011
Online Banking
Michael Fuller

Who I am and not what's my limit?

It's not the first time that Banks have asked me daft questions in order to identify me. Every few years of course I have to be sent a new card and as part of that process I have to "activate&quo...

26 Sep 2011
Retired Member

Five myths relating to mobile recording for FSA compliance

Speaking to prospects and customers about their experiences in trialing and using different mobile-recording systems, I’m surprised by some of the myths that I hear. If you’ve still not implemented a...

22 Sep 2011
Financial Services Regulation
Retired Member

Mobile Doesn't Have to Mean Insecure

In my last blog, I stated that security is the number one concern for retail bank customers and investment bank managers. In fact, at one time or another, nearly all of our investment banking clients ...

22 Sep 2011
Information Security