Stupid robbery attempts are always funny, but when they happen in your backyard, well, they're even funnier.
A few weeks back, near my home in New Hampshire, a would-be robber held up a local Citizens Bank branch, and he attempted to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Looking ahead to 2009, banking/security guru Steve Katz quotes the ancient proverb: "May you live in interesting times."
With a new administration, new banking landscape and regulatory changes expected, we live in interesting times, indeed.
Sitting down at your desk wondering how you're going to get your info sec budget through the next finance meeting unscathed and still manage to meet all of your department's regulatory requirements? Well, I can assure you, you're not alone.
Say the words $50 billion. Sort of rolls off your tongue. I'd be really upset if my family, firm or investment company had invested money with Bernard Madoff's alleged Ponzi scheme. It is shaping up to be one of the biggest investment frauds ever.
I just concluded a strange twenty-four hour period as relates to current events.
It started on Monday evening, when I read an Associated Press story online about how the Bush administration ignored the developing problems in the financial markets.
I'm excited about the news we're announcing today re: opening access to all of the articles on our site.
With more people able to view our stories w/o first having to register or log in, that will enable more opportunities for folks to comment on our stories, which then fuels one of my favorite parts of this job:...
What better time to be discussing identity theft?
It's Cyber Monday today - the day designated as the official start of the online holiday shopping season - and if we've learned anything in recent weeks, it's that tough economic times heighten the risk of crimes such as identity theft. So, now is a great time to...
The annual BAI Retail Delivery Conference & Expo was held in Orlando, Fl in late November, focusing on innovative strategies and technologies.
Nick Burke, Director of Sales for Information Security Media Group (ISMG), publisher of BankInfoSecurity.com and CUinfoSecurity.com, attended the event, meeting with many of...
There's so much we can't control today. The global economy, the fickle stock market, rampant layoffs, decisions being made in Washington, D.C. All these elements affect us, but there's little to nothing we can do to influence them.
Helpless feeling, no?
That's why this week, in advance of the Thanksgiving...
As wild as the end of 2008 has been, I can't get my mind off 2009.
This is because I'm just now helping to put the finishing touches on our annual State of Banking Information Security survey, which helps us take the pulse of the banking/security community, so we can gauge the priorities for the year ahead.
At a time when resources are tight and risks are abundant, many banking institutions are going mobile.
This is one of the findings of the recent Banking Confidence Survey, wherein 41% of respondents say their immediate business objectives include investment in new and enhanced services such as mobile banking. Their...
OK, so first came the subprime mortgage debacle, and it was bad.
Then came the global credit crunch, and it was worse.
Reading the economic tea leaves, the feds in October swept in with a $700 billion economic relief package designed to bail out some of the nation's troubled financial institutions. So, then we...
Standing in line to vote yesterday evening at my local middle school, I thought there were a lot of things that the 44th President will have to fix: the economy, the country, the federal government, the out of whack federal budget. Whew! That's a lot, just on a national scale; we're not even talking global problems...