Connecting the Dots…

Eleanor Dallaway, editor of Infosecurity Magazine, talks to Neira Jones – head of payment security, Barclaycard – at Infosecurity Europe 2012 about what it takes to be a successful information security professional in 2012.

About Neira Jones

With more than 20 years Financial Services experience, Neira is currently Head of Payment Security at Barclaycard where she is responsible for security compliance of circa 100,000 customers & 3rd parties. She has received the Information Security Person of the Year Award in April 2012 from SC Magazine at the same time as her team scooped up the prestigious SC Magazine Award for Information Security Team of the Year for the 2nd year in a row.

Not content with this, February 2012 saw Barclaycard winning two awards at the Merchant Payments Ecosystem conference for “Data Security” & “Merchants” for successfully steering Barclaycard and its customers through the changes in payment security, and in particular with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). She is a member of the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame and has been on the PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors since 2009. 

Follow Neira on Twitter:@NeiraJones


1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Ways to a Successful Social Attack

In its recent Annual Fraud Indicator, the National Fraud Authority highlighted that mass marketing fraud against individuals cost the UK economy £3.5 billion in 2011, that is ten time more than the cost of plastic card fraud in the same year, or equivalent to the total fraud losses incurred by the financial services sector in … Read more

Discarded Digital Devices Can Retain Sensitive Data

A recent interview with Byron Acohido, USA TODAY…


About Robert Siciliano

For over 20 years Robert has been researching and keeping in tune with all aspects of security by staying on top of what is new and ahead of what is next at all times. His purpose is to inform and educate you to avoid becoming a statistic. He says “There always has been, there is now and there will always be a criminal predatory element stalking their next victim.”

Follow Robert on Twitter: @RobertSiciliano

Who Is a Public Sector Fraud Investigator?

Given that I am going to be writing for you about public sector fraud the best starting point of these blogs would be to address the questions: who is a public sector fraud investigator an what do they do? A private sector fraud investor is anyone who is employed by a public service body. In … Read more

Welcome to #TheFraudTube

A very warm welcome to you all and many thanks for taking the time to stop by. This website is the end result of a rather random idea that I had about a year ago. Back then I was posting news stories up on the Fraud Consulting website and I wanted the content to be … Read more

It Wasn’t Me, It Was Bennett Arron

So, Identity Theft. What is it really? Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s basically when your personal details are used fraudulently to open accounts or obtain documentation in your name. This could result in debts being accumulated, for which you would initially be accountable – until you prove yourself innocent. ID theft is quite commonplace … Read more

Just Spreading the Gospel…

I’ve been in financial services for more than 20 years, and in that time, I have been fortunate enough to experience a variety of interesting jobs, from directing large change programmes, launching new products/ services to managing process re-engineering consultancy teams. I am currently head of payment security at Barclaycard, where I oversee the security … Read more

Laurie Beagle: A Quick Introduction

My career has spanned credit management, business information, consultancy, Fraud Prevention & Investigations and credit & industry forums/focus groups which are run in the UK & Europe. My published mission is to provide credit, finance and risk professionals with a reliable source of information which they can call upon together with knowledge hubs and networks … Read more

Malcolm Gardner: The Big Picture Guy

Malcolm’s first blog entry will appear here shortly… About Malcolm Gardner Malcolm is the author of many articles on local authority administration, especially on benefits, fraud and technical matters. He ran the not-for-profit organisation, The Counter-Fraud Group between 1996 to 2011 and was the author of the LGA’s “Fraud Book”. Follow Malcolm on Twitter: @gardmal

Business Security Measures to Prevent Fake Twitter Accounts

Hacking a business Twitter account seems to be a favorite pastime for those wanting some kind of retribution and for others it’s just plain fun.  Once the businesses Twitter account is hacked their reputation is sullied making them look like they aren’t protecting their client’s data either. In the past year NBC, Fox News, USA Today and … Read more