In the wake of the Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach, credit card company Visa is on the road talking to its network of payment processors about current security threats and the merits of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
With nearly 95,000 federal workers that's almost 8 percent of the government workforce telecommuting at least part time, information security managers face the constant challenge of assuring that data and systems remain safe from those accessing them remotely.
A former Countrywide Financial Corp. employee was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this month in Los Angeles for stealing and selling sensitive personal information, including social security numbers on an estimated 2 million mortgage loan applicants from around the country for the last two...
Encryption is the method of encoding information using a password, in order to hide the real information from others. The technique is used for various tasks, including secure storage and transferring data between computers and wireless networks.