The arrests of more than 90 individuals for their alleged involvement in the use of BlackShades malware is a sign of progress in the global fight against cybercrime, but some experts question whether the crackdown will serve as a fraud deterrent.
The Federal Reserve will make recommendations this summer for how the United States could launch a "fast-payments" system with enhanced authentication, says Kirstin Wells of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Security executives who attended ISMG's Fraud Summit Chicago said they see a growing need for sharing more cyber-intelligence with community banks and credit unions. But how else could smaller institutions improve their fraud-fighting efforts?
Class action lawsuits that banking institutions filed against Target Corp. in the wake of the retailer's massive breach are being consolidated. The suits seek recovery of expenses, such as the cost of re-issuing affected payment cards.
A multi-layered approach known as "context-aware security" is the most effective strategy for fighting both insider and external cyberthreats, says Gartner analyst Avivah Litan, who explains how this strategy works.
As mobile banking adoption rapidly grows this year, financial institutions need to identify and fill security gaps, says Aite Group analyst Julie Conroy, a featured speaker at the May 14 Fraud Summit Chicago.
Conventional wisdom dictates that the high demand for IT security practitioner would cause salaries to rise, perhaps significantly. But a new study by SANS shows only a slight fattening of paychecks for many IT security professionals.
Third-party risks and the Fed's plans for emerging payments will be highlighted at ISMG's Fraud Summit Chicago on May 14. How banking institutions and retailers are expected to respond to new risks posed by external parties will be a focus for our keynote panel.
Card breaches at retailers such as Target and Neiman Marcus will likely be catalysts for improved cyberthreat intelligence and information sharing across the banking and retail sectors, says Mike Braatz of ACI.
Police have withdrawn their allegation that a man arrested for fraud in Georgetown, Texas, also may have been involved in the Target Corp. data breach last December that impacted millions of customers.