To acknowledge individuals and organizations that are playing critical roles in shaping the way financial services organizations approach information security and privacy, BankInfoSecurity announces its inaugural list of Influencers.
The hacktivist group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters claims that its second phase of distributed-denial-of-service attacks has affected nine banks since Dec. 11, and it warns more attacks are on the way.
The penalties paid out by HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank for violations to money-laundering regulations should serve as a wake-up call, says Kevin Sullivan. In fact, banking institutions should brace for more fines.
An evolving concept known as "intelligent security" involves using a combination of technologies to detect threats, helping security professionals become more proactive. Learn how pioneers are using the new approach.
Hacktivists on Christmas Day announced new plans for more DDoS attacks against U.S. banks, and it appears Citi was among the first hit, although the attackers named no specific targets in their latest threat.
An international telecommunications treaty, approved in Dubai in early December, is a veiled threat to suffocate Internet freedom internationally, says Rep. Jim Langevin, the Rhode Island Democrat who co-chairs the House Cybersecurity Caucus.
The answer seems obvious, especially in the context of IT security and information risk. Yet, is it, especially when developing codes and standards, as well as funding research and development initiatives that involve taxpayer money?
Heading into 2013, security leaders across industry feel confident about their processes and technology. People, though, continue to create the greatest risks. Can "awareness in depth" make a difference?
Karen Scarfone, who coauthored NIST's encryption guidance, sort of figured out why many organizations don't encrypt sensitive data when they should. The reason: they do not believe they are required to do so.
PNC and Wells Fargo both reported only minor disruption from online traffic surges on Dec. 20. Has the strength of DDoS attacks subsided, or are banks getting better at defending against these strikes?
CISOs' top three priorities for 2013 are emerging threats, technology trends and filling security gaps, says RSA CISO Eddie Schwartz. But what new strategies should leaders employ to tackle these challenges?