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4,000 Financial Firms To Get Urgent, Automatic Security Alerts With the number of cyber attacks continuing to rise, top security watchdog Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) has announced a partnership with MessageOne to provide urgent fully automated security alerts to its 4,000-member firms.
Job Hunters and Recruiters Targeted by Data Thieves Job hunters posting resumes online - and recruiters perusing them - are at risk. Symantec says a Trojan targeting popular job site Monster.com has recently stolen more than 1.6 million records.
Financial Firms Ban Facebook A growing number of companies are blocking their employees from using the popular social networking Web site Facebook on fears of proscrastination and security. But there are some things you can do - at least to make it safer. According to a survey of 600 global companies carried out by security firm Sophos, 50 percent of companies ban their employees from accessing Facebook. Most are concerned that employees are wasting company time. But many
Merrill Lynch Reports Computer Theft Merrill Lynch has become the latest financial institution to hit the headlines because of a security lapse. Last week, the brokerage announced it would offer free credit monitoring to an unspecified number of employees after a laptop containing staffing records and personal financial details was stolen from its corporate offices in New Jersey.
Voice Biometrics Now Viable Security Option, says CellMax Financial institutions looking to protect themselves against identity theft and security lapses should be looking to voice biometrics, says Tel Aviv, Israel-based CellMax Systems. Voice biometrics - the technology that authenticates the identity of a person based on their voice - is a good solution for any company doing business over a communications network that needs a person to be positively identified on the other end, Ziv Barzilay