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6 Security Strategies for Mobile Employees
Though customer relations are often built around face-to-face interactions and in-branch service, much of the activity in today's financial institutions involves employees who are moving between different office locations, meeting customers offsite, and traveling to business functions. Deena Coffman, CyberScout Consulting, explains the various security challenges, and opportunities, for employees on the go.
Top 6 most common breach scenarios to avoid
Managing risk is an art form. Fortunately, life insurance agents and carriers working in the information security and data protection sectors have a great starting point when discussing policyholders’ risks. Deena Coffman, CyberScout Consulting CEO, outlines the various trigger events that are often responsible for a large percentage of data breaches in this LifeHealthPro article.
The Fundamentals of Vendor Security
Healthcare providers have to think of a lot when it comes to protecting the privacy of their patients' sensitive information. But there are ways to do that and increase the bottom line. Deena Coffman, CyberScout Consulting CEO and CyberScout Chief Information Security Officer, explains in this Becker's Hospital Review article.
Managing Data Protection in Higher Education
Colleges and universities are increasingly falling victim to information security breaches and data exposures. No college or university is immune, regardless of size. What was once an occasional problem is now something that happens with startling regularity, and higher learning institutions may soon view privacy breaches as near-certain events. Thoughtful planning and effective resource deployment are crucial to stem the tide. Deena Coffman, CEO, CyberScout Consulting outlines steps to keep the unique information held at educational establishment in the right hands.
A Privacy Checklist for Collecting Customer Information
Financial institutions collect tremendous amounts of customer information, some of it publicly available but much of it highly personal. Deena Coffman, IDT Consulting CEO and CyberScout Chief Information Security Officer, outlined things to look out for in this Bank Systems & Technology privacy checklist.
Interpreting Cyber Risk Trends
There's no scarcity of metrics on the cyber threats facing financial institutions. Software and hardware vendors and many consulting firms often publish reports from their data or experiences. Reviewing these reports can take hours, and with time as the scarcest of resources, administrators need to be able to zero in on the most relevant information.
Mind the Security Gap
Questions still remain in the recent Target breach, but one thing we can definitively say is that the event has been incredibly instructive. As retailers continue to learn what went wrong, savvy organizations should now be looking internally to see if they're making some of the same mistakes. Deena Coffman, CyberScout Consulting CEO and CyberScout CISO, talks about CISO vs. IT department in Retail Info Systems News.