Archive for Citigroup SmartBlogs

The financial-services sector needs to strengthen its information-sharing network to learn more quickly of threat data and thereby stay ahead of hackers, said panelists at the recent SmartBrief Cybersecurity Forum in New York City.

Cybercriminals are colluding and collaborating frequently, which creates a crucial need for the industry to work more closely together on a regular basis, said George Rettas, managing director and chief of staff, Global Information Security Department — Information Protection Directorate, Citigroup.[…] Continue Reading »

A skills shortage has cybersecurity experts in high demand on Wall Street as firms boost their game to lure top talent. But how should firms go about recruiting the right personnel to match their needs?

A panel of experts at the recent SmartBrief Cybersecurity Forum weighed in on what they are doing to identify and recruit cyber warriors.[…] Continue Reading »

Cybersecurity is at the top of the agenda of nearly every board of directors meeting on Wall Street. As the threats evolve, so to do the countermeasures. Firms are deploying new methods to prevent cyberattacks and recover quickly when hackers penetrate defenses. Meanwhile, a big piece of the cybersecurity puzzle lies at the intersection of industry and government, where enhanced collaboration and information sharing are starting to produce positive results.[…] Continue Reading »

A collection of stories from SmartBrief publications and around the web…

Sign of the times: Remember when $50 billion was a lot of money on Wall Street? Nowadays, I see headlines about banks perhaps coughing up $50 billion to settle mortgage lawsuits and I think: “Meh … the banks can afford that.” Sounds kind of like a consumer opting to pay a speeding ticket rather than waste time in court trying to fight it.[…] Continue Reading »

A collection of thought-provoking commentaries and analysis from the past week …

Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and others join the Harvard Business Review to discuss the biggest threat to U.S. competitiveness. Pandit: “Globalization is both a wonderful opportunity and a big threat. … One of the things I see is that there is a competition for jobs.[…] Continue Reading »