News

05:30 PM
Connect Directly
Twitter
LinkedIn
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Elite 8 2010 Honorees: Where Are They Now?

Insurance & Technology caught up with many of the 2010 Elite 8 honorees to see how current challenges have reshaped their focus and responsibilities in the year since their recognition.
Previous
5 of 6
Next


Members Are Priority No. 1

Greg Schwartz, SVP and CIO of San Antonio-based USAA, says his job has remained much the same in the year following his Elite 8 2010 recognition. "There may be specific issues that need to be addressed on a day-to-day basis, but my overarching responsibilities have remained the same: Make sure our members have access to their insurance, banking and investment accounts at all times, and make sure our employees have the tools they need to take care of our members," he explains. But that's not to say his job is easy.

According to Schwartz, USAA is growing fast, and supporting the financial services firm's growing capacity needs will be a top priority for him in 2012. His IT vision, he says, is to innovate, integrate and manage technology solutions. "At the same time, it's important that USAA employees have the necessary tools they need to maintain the high level of service our members expect," he reiterates.

USAA's IT project prioritization is dictated by its strategic priorities and business needs, Schwartz adds. "The turmoil in the economy has been tough, but new regulatory and compliance requirements have caused more change in prioritization of IT project funding than any other external influence," he admits. "Despite these changes in priority, our focus remains delivering the best technology solutions for our members and ensuring they are always available on our members' channels of choice."

Peggy Bresnick Kendler has been a writer for 30 years. She has worked as an editor, publicist and school district technology coordinator. During the past decade, Bresnick Kendler has worked for UBM TechWeb on special financialservices technology-centered ... View Full Bio

Previous
5 of 6
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This is a secure windows pc.
Current Issue
Security Operations and IT Operations: Finding the Path to Collaboration
A wide gulf has emerged between SOC and NOC teams that's keeping both of them from assuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of IT systems. Here's how experts think it should be bridged.
Flash Poll
New Best Practices for Secure App Development
New Best Practices for Secure App Development
The transition from DevOps to SecDevOps is combining with the move toward cloud computing to create new challenges - and new opportunities - for the information security team. Download this report, to learn about the new best practices for secure application development.
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.

Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
In past years, security researchers have discovered ways to hack cars, medical devices, automated teller machines, and many other targets. Dark Reading Executive Editor Kelly Jackson Higgins hosts researcher Samy Kamkar and Levi Gundert, vice president of threat intelligence at Recorded Future, to discuss some of 2016's most unusual and creative hacks by white hats, and what these new vulnerabilities might mean for the coming year.