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Jun 20
2014

Data Breaches Equal Job Loss

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Untagged 

Jessica Hurley

Is it coincidence that Beth Jacob CIO resigned from her job as chief information officer of Target Corporation? Or could this possibly be connected to the data breach that slammed Target in December of 2013, affecting as many as 70 million customers? Being a CIO is no easy task, especially when you have thousands of criminals trying to breach your networks every minute of every day.

Jun 19
2014

Don’t Get Kicked By Football Players Online

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

The biggest sporting event of the year just kicked off. If you’re not a football fan (that’s soccer for us Yanks), this is the ultimate goal and it’s just getting started. Many fans will head to Brazil to watch these games and their favorite players, but many more fans will flock online to find out information about the players and teams.

Jun 17
2014

Can your Privacy Policy be Read by a 5th Grader?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Zero. The number of people who have ever read word for word—and understood—a website’s privacy policy.

Jun 13
2014

ATM Skimming, Cyber Fraud Keep Bankers up at Night

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Last year there were hundreds of cyber fraud incidents that struck banks and put consumers’ personal data at risk, even though the one involving Target stole the scenes. These crimes included payment card skimming, denial-of-service and web app tampering. 

Jun 12
2014

Protect your Cards from Multiple Kinds of Skimmers

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

PIN may sometimes stand for pilfered identification number if a hacker gets yours. And it’s easier than ever for thieves to get your PIN from an ATM, coming up with clever ways to beat security technology.

Jun 10
2014

Data Brokers: Walking the Tightrope

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Never mind the government nosing in on your business; there’s a much bigger snooper out there that’s mining to your personal data: thousands of companies whose names you may not even know.

Jun 05
2014

Your Customers’ High Cost of Privacy

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

This writer has said numerous times that privacy is waning and dying. Partly because we have allowed it with our bazillion posts to social and partly because of the shift from print advertising to digital. During that shift, lots of creative types figured out how to figure you out and get inside your digital head. But all at a cost of your privacy.

Jun 03
2014

Leaky WiFi leaks App data

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Recently a settlement was obtained between 2 companies with the FTC. The charge was that these organizations failed to secure their mobile apps, which put consumer’s private data at risk.

May 28
2014

USB Drives – With Convenience Comes Risk

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

I’m sure most of us have used a USB drive (or thumb drive) at one point or another. They are super convenient to transfer files, especially when they are too large for email or you don’t have access to an Internet connection.

May 24
2014

What is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

There’s a reason why most people feel uncomfortable about the idea of someone eavesdropping on them—the eavesdropper could possibly overhear sensitive or private information. This is exactly the risk that computer users face with a common threat called a “Man-in-the-Middle” (MITM) attack, where an attacker uses technological tools, such as malware, to intercept the information you send to a website, or even via your email.

May 22
2014

Risk Reduction: #1 Concern of Bank Boards

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

The Bank Director’s 2014 Risk Practices Survey reveals some very interesting information about the risk management programs that bank boards have in place.

May 20
2014

Data Breaches: How To Protect Your Business From Internal Threats

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

The biggest threat to your data may not come from external hackers. Find out how to guard against intentional or accidental internal cyber breaches.


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