Posts Tagged: ITAC

Help Wanted: U.S. Needs Cybersecurity Experts and Fast!

Our friends at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) recently issued a study called “A Human Capital Crisis in Cybersecurity,” that highlights how the United States is facing a chronic shortage in the quality and quantity of its cybersecurity experts. As such, the nation unprepared to defend itself against increasingly sophisticated online attacks. The… Read more »

Engaging Consumers in Cyber Security: It’s Up to You

In a perfect world, consumers recognize authentic emails from fake, update their operating system, browser and anti-virus software, and have a healthy skepticism about the safety of the Internet. The bad guys hate perfect, so we should be working with consumers to stop them. I deal with the ugly aftermath of one type of cybercrime,… Read more »

TJX Breach Hacker Faces 17- 25-Years; He Was a Secret Service Informant??

The mastermind behind some of the most notorious data breaches in history (Heartland Payment Systems, TJX and others) faces sentencing this week. The word is that prosecutors are aiming to give Albert Gonzalez the maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. We imagine justice will be rightly served. In a bizarre twist, Gonzales was purportedly… Read more »

PODCAST: Michael Brown, Former FEMA Director, Discusses Cyber Security

Following is an exclusive podcast with Michael Brown, former Director of FEMA, on the ITAC Identity Blog. Mr. Brown is an expert on cyber security and provides excellent insights into what our nation can do to better protect itself in this new era of cyber warfare. Click here to listen to the podcast.

U.S. GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO TAKE PROACTIVE STEPS TO STOP INTERNATIONAL HACKER RINGS

The Internet is infected and U.S. citizens are paying a steep price by having their identities stolen and bank accounts raided by international hackers on a regular basis. We are calling for more action from the U.S. government to help industry fight the battle and stop those who are wreaking havoc on our lives. While… Read more »