Where Do We Go From Here? The Future State of Information Security!

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE? CAN WE ACTUALLY PREDICT THE FUTURE? As a person who regularly makes predictions would tell us, the past is an important tool in determining what will happen in the future. Past experiences can be collected in the form of data to calculate probabilities of certain events happening in the future. In the world of business, correctly seeing…

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‘Tis the Season for Cybercriminals – Part Two

In this two-part series, CISO Anthony Scarola examines the elevated threats for both shoppers and financial institutions during the holiday season and offers best practices for ensuring your enterprise is protected during the time of increased risk. Read Part One here. Part Two Besides the required risk assessment and documentation efforts outlined in the first article in…

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The Holidays and the Internet – What Could Go Wrong?

According to the internetretailer.com, holiday sales are up 15%-16% this year online, but down 4.7%-10% instore.  If I were in the identity theft business, I would have a hard time containing my excitement. Last year, my Holiday article was all about various hacks and scams that always seem to increase around this time of the…

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‘Tis the Season for Cybercriminals – Part One

In this two-part series, CISO Anthony Scarola examines the elevated threats for both shoppers and financial institutions during the holiday season and offers best practices for ensuring your enterprise is protected during the time of increased risk. Ho, Ho, Ho! Happy Holidays to the security executive protecting banks across the US! Are you ready for…

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Encryption: To Be Or Not to Be

All financial institutions and retailers are looking for solutions to protect credit card and other sensitive data from the moment the magnetic stripe of the payment card is swiped through to the end of the payment processing cycle. The current end-to-end encryption solutions between the merchant system (point of sale or POS device) and the…

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