A year after the Twitter-AP event, new security vulnerabilities and breaches (Heartbleed, Target, to name a few) continue to be in the weekly headlines. Organizations affected by those events have taken some measures to prevent them from happening again, and the largest financial services companies are investing heavily in cyber security. JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s largest financial institution, recently announced they are investing in additional layers of security, to the tune of $250 million annually and 1,000 people dedicated to the effort. Other organizations with high-value data and assets should follow that trend, and make a real assessment of their current solutions to see if they really help them combat cyber attacks and fraud in an effective way.
IBM’s Billion Dollar Acquisition of Trusteer Highlights Demand for Fraud Protection For Financial Services and Beyond
Security acquisitions are on a roll, and this week IBM rocked the security community with its plans to acquire Trusteer for almost $1 billion dollars. What does this huge premium tell us? The online fraud problem is worse than ever, and fraud prevention is becoming a challenge for any company that does business online. Read more