Posts Tagged ‘phishing’

There is no winner in the case of bank vs. customer

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Posted on 6th Jul 2011 by in Corporate

Several weeks of harsh headlines explaining the tough battle of customers versus bank lawsuits and cybercrime.
In early June, a court in Maine ruled in favor of Ocean Bank in an ACH fraud lawsuit, stating that, “having verified IDs, passwords and requested challenge response questions, it acted in good faith by processing the ACH payments and Patco (the customer) was to blame for letting its details become compromised.” Recently, however, it appears that the opposite has occurred, when a ruling from a Texan judge favored the business which had been the victim of fraud.

Building a More Secure Internet

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Posted on 10th Jun 2011 by in Corporate

It is critical that consumers are certain that the site they visit is the one they intended to access. A new policy signed by the Obama Administration will change the way we do business on the internet.

Save a Whale… Save your Job!

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Posted on 31st May 2011 by in Corporate

When I refer to a whale, I am referring to your boss or, in some cases, you! A whale in information security lingo is a person with significant assets or access and whaling (as outlined by Bob Violino on CIO) is but one of many types of cyber attacks that are evolving. From phishing and pharming to spear phishing, the list goes on.

Next Steps in Building the Trusted Identity Ecosystem

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Posted on 27th May 2011 by in Corporate

Now that Pres. Obama has signed the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), it’s time for the government and private sector to work together to build the ecosystem. Where do we start?