In an alert to banks, SWIFT warns that it's seen repeat attempts by hackers to subvert its messaging system, which banks around the world use to move money. It's released a "mandatory" software update to help customers identify signs of attack.
A report that the $81 million Bangladesh Bank heist was linked to customized malware has raised questions about the security of SWIFT transactions. But the more critical issue, fraud experts say, is the need for banks to have proper security controls in place to detect and prevent network intrusions.
The U.S. government is actively disrupting - rather than just monitoring - computer systems, networks and communications technologies used by the jihadi fighters known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, according to a news report.
Like last year's breach of the online dating site Ashley Madison - tagline: "Life is Short. Have an Affair." - this year's release of the "Panama Papers" is holding individuals accountable for actions which, if not always illegal, in many cases appear to have at least been unethical.
Cybersecurity could become a $35 billion industry in India by 2025, creating more than 1 million jobs, says Indian IT trade association Nasscom. But until the government, academia and industry get on the same page, delivering on that vision will be difficult.
Amidst emerging technologies, CISOs must prepare to deal with a new set of challenges. And security should become a board agenda, says Vijay Subramanyam, partner with KPMG's IT Risk Consulting Practice.
Epic Systems' successful lawsuit against India's Tata Consultancy Services raises many security questions. For example, why did Epic find out about the allegedly inappropriate downloading of trade secrets from an external whistleblower, rather than as a result of internal detection efforts?
"Internet of Things" developers must think about how attackers might attempt to exploit a device, and why, and then write code designed to block such attacks, says Charles Henderson, IBM's global head of security testing and threats.
What could be worse than a ransomware infection? How about getting infected by "torture ransomware" that uses a sadistic puppet to taunt you, slowly deleting your encrypted files while increasing the ransom demand until you pay?
Are you making the most of all the intelligence available to you today? What are the practical aspects of plugging abstract threat intelligence into your specific business use cases? Deloitte's Parthasarathy shares deeper insight.
A jury's decision to award $940 million in damages to electronic health records software vendor Epic Systems, which had sued India's Tata Consultancy Services alleging theft of trade secrets, serves up lessons about the importance of restricting access to all sensitive data, including intellectual property.
Even with the exponential increase in what technology can achieve in fighting security threats and fraud, a recent discussion with practitioners suggests that insider risk remains the biggest issue giving practitioners sleepless nights.
Apple's QuickTime media player and web browser plug-in should be immediately expunged from all Windows systems, security experts warn, in a reminder of the dangers of using outdated software - especially web browser plug-ins.