The Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach came as an unpleasant surprise to many financial institutions and their customers in early 2009. What are the threats we should eye as we look ahead to 2010?
The fact that the founder of two hacker conferences finds himself on the federal Homeland Security Advisory Council has created a bit of a stir, but shouldn't. Not having the likes of Jeff Moss, founder of the hacker and security conferences Black Hat and Defcon, on the council would be more noteworthy.
Embezzlement has become the nation's favorite financial crime -- and losses attributed to embezzlement are greater than those from all other financial crimes combined. Understanding the crime of embezzlement is critical to every investigator. In this exclusive interview in advance of his new webinar series, Dana...
Maine's two senators stood together as the only current Republicans to back President Obama's stimulus package, but have diverged on whether a senior White House official should coordinate government cybersecurity.
Interview with Longtime Criminal Investigator Dana Turner
Embezzlement has become the nation's favorite financial crime -- and losses attributed to embezzlement are greater than those from all other financial crimes combined. Understanding the crime of embezzlement is critical to every investigator. In this...
Think of chief information security officers as silent types, diligent professionals who get the job done with little fanfare.
Nearly two dozen federal agency CISOs got a bit more expressive, of sorts, as they voiced their views about their jobs and federal government IT security as participants in a survey...
"Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people," information security engineer and analyst Muhammad El-Harmeel writes, citing security guru Bruce Schneier, in a paper entitled Human Being Firewall recently posted on the SANS Institute website.
The one fact that convinced me the Obama administration is getting serious about lining up support for its forthcoming cybersecurity initiative: it released a photograph of Melissa Hathaway.
Hathaway is acting senior director for cyberspace at the National Security and Homeland Security Councils, and for the past...
With the launch of GovInfoSecurity.com comes the launch of my blog, The Public Eye.
First, a brief biography. I've been a journalist for too long. In my first job I used a manual typewriter and had a pair of sharp scissors and a paste pot on my desk.