Keynotes and briefings at the recent 28th annual RSA Conference 2019 covered a wide range of topics, including privacy, hackers, cyber extortion, machine learning, artificial intelligence, human psychology, legal matters, career advice and internet-connected device concerns. Here are 15 highlights.
Ex-black hat Alissa Knight recently joined Aite Group's new cybersecurity practice, and among her first tasks: a hard look at the security of major financial institutions' mobile banking apps. The results may surprise you.
Two third-party Facebook application developers exposed users' personal information by leaving the data exposed without a password in unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 buckets, researchers from UpGuard say. One data set contained 540 million unsecured records, the report found.
An "Asian female" has been arrested for attempting to access President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club while he was staying there, claiming she wanted to use the pool. Prosecutors say the apparent Chinese national was carrying a USB thumb drive containing "malicious software" - and had no swimsuit.
How do machine learning, threat intelligence and advanced analytics blend together to form agile and accurate fraud prevention? Avner Gideoni of IBM Security's Trusteer division explains the concept of "laser-cut fraud prevention."
Security researcher Zammis Clark, who pleaded guilty to hacking Microsoft - with an accomplice - and later Nintendo, as well as stealing data and uploading malware to Microsoft's network, has received a suspended sentence.
What are the prevailing fraud trends, and how are they impacting consumers, clients and enterprises? Dora Gomez, director of the New York City chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, shares highlights of the ACFE's new Report to the Nations.
Arrests made last week by European, U.S. and other law enforcement agencies appear to have led to the closure of the "Dream Market" dark web site, which, in turn, disrupted certain ransomware attacks, according to an analysis by incident response firm Coveware.
As financial fraud has evolved, so have the defensive tactics of major banking institutions. Citi's Jeffrey Dant, a former Secret Service agent, discusses Citi's Fraud Fusion Center - it's mission, challenges and early successes.
Malicious bot attacks now account for nearly one-third of all internet traffic, says Franklyn Jones of Cequence, who describes why conventional tools for fighting against these attacks are ineffective.