340 People, 3 Strategies, 1 Privacy Vision (July 1, 2007)
The next time you're in a group of privacy and security leaders, pose this question: Which company has the most impact on global privacy? One of their candidates should be Microsoft Corporation, maker of ubiquitous software and home to the largest privacy team on earth.
Voice Verified: An Investment in Trust (July 1, 2007)
When the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council released guidelines in late 2005 that advocated multi-factor user authentication during electronic transactions, banks online and off were spurred into action. The big words - "multi-factor user authentication" - made the task sound more daunting than it actually was, but banks quickly understood that before too long they'd have to require more than a user name and password for transactions and account access. Somerset Trust Co., a regional Pennsylvania bank, heard the message loud and clear.
Greetings! (July 1, 2007)
Last month, we received an overwhelming response when we asked readers to email us their thoughts on whether consumers value convenience over privacy in light of TJX's increased sales numbers after a security breach that exposed credit and debit card information for nearly 46 million customers. We have provided a sampling of the enthusiastic responses in our Reader Feedback section. While it is difficult to predict how a breach will impact consumer behavior, smart, well-meaning businesses will not squander the hard-earned trust they have built with their loyal customers.