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Simon Romp

Financial institutions must plug insider leaks

The European Commission last week announced plans to widen the scope of current EU legislation for the protection of personal data to make it mandatory for all companies that store data on consumers t...

01 Jul 2011
Angus Stewart

POSSIBLY ILLEGAL, CERTAINLY IMMORAL

Possibly illegal, certainly immoral – Do insurance companies need to look again at their role in escalating premiums? The recent revelations by former Justice Secretary Jack Straw that he has been adv...

29 Jun 2011
Retired Member

NATO persecution infiltration not working

It appears that someone took the side of the underdog when NATO somewhat foolishly chose poor words in a report where 'infiltration & persecution' were the recipe for hurt feelings. Besides the fa...

28 Jun 2011
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Retired Member

The PCI SSC Publish Virtualisation and Cloud Advice

I have just been reading the new guidance provided by the PCI SSC on Virtualisation. This document has been long anticipated, having been pre - announced at the PCI SSC User Forum back in October 2010...

23 Jun 2011
Information Security
Retired Member

It is time for banks to up the ante against fraudsters

There’s no doubt that cyber criminals are becoming increasingly proficient in bypassing traditional fraud prevention tools. Recently the Financial Times reported on the attack on Citigroup – which com...

23 Jun 2011
Retired Member

Security: Be very worried NATO uses hbgary

I have to speak out. You must remember hbgary, the company which apparently conspired with BoA/DOJ on ways (some illegal) in which to tackle wikileaks? Well they were allegedly hacked by a 16yr girl i...

23 Jun 2011
Information Security
Retired Member

Data breach notification to be mandatory for all sectors

The Vice-President of the European Commission and EU Justice Commissioner, Vivien Reding, has this week outlined updates to EU legislation for the protection of personal data, following a public cons...

22 Jun 2011
Michael Grillo

Combating Online Banking Fraud - A Top 10 List

For many financial institutions, the recent ruling in the US holding a bank responsible for fraudulent losses from business accounts has raised a few eyebrows because, traditionally liability has rema...

22 Jun 2011
Lachlan Gunn

Fraud migrates away as European EMV rollout nears completion

The European ATM Security Team (EAST) has just published a chart showing the impact on ATM related skimming losses of the rollout of EMV (chip and PIN) at European ATMs. There appears to have been a g...

22 Jun 2011
Robert Siciliano

Clients Alert Banks to Fraud

In a perfect world there would be no sickness, nothing would ever break, everyone would get along, yummy food wouldn’t make you fat, and there’d be no crime. However, there are forces over which you a...

17 Jun 2011
Simon Romp

Avoiding complacency....test, test, and test again!

The data breach at Citi demonstrates the ever increasing sophistication of security attacks and the volume of highly personal data that banks hold. With fraudulent techniques continually evolving, ban...

17 Jun 2011
Simon Romp

Employee education is at the heart of data loss prevention

While the debate rages on as to whether the recent attack on the IMF (International Monetary Fund) was indeed a state-sponsored attack, the security industry should focus its efforts on thinking about...

17 Jun 2011