After blaming a recent spate of bank robberies on banks' poor information security practices, SWIFT has changed its tune. Now it says it wants to help financial firms spot related fraud and better share information about unfolding threats.
Security leaders, while welcoming India's new intellectual property rights policy as a step in the right direction, argue that the policy lacks specifics around awareness creation, enforcement of IP rights and software patenting.
Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency, complexity, nuance and stealth. But human error, business compulsions and increasingly complex environments make it difficult to maintain adequate defenses, says Juniper Network's CTO for India and SAARC
With hack attacks continuing against banks, SWIFT must follow in the footsteps of other vendors - notably Microsoft - and begin offering detailed, prescriptive security guidance to its users, says Doug Gourlay of Skyport Systems.
The $940 billion compensation awarded to Epic Systems in its case against Indian IT major TCS is unprecedented - shaking the industry out of its complacency to information security. Cyber law expert "Naavi" takes a close look at the implications for India.
The SWIFT messaging platform, which was hacked during the Bangladesh Bank heist, is used widely by most Indian banks for international financial transactions. Institutions that rely on the platform must be more vigilant, experts warn.
Anonymous, which launched a DDoS attack on Bank of Greece's website and those of several other banks, plans to attack top banks from Southeast Asia. Can Indian banks deflect such attacks with adequate DDoS defences?
Close on the heels of the QNB leak, the same attackers have published data that appears to be from UAE-based InvestBank. The dump appears to contain payment card data, as well as a large number of sensitive, internal files relating to the bank's employees and systems.
Following a massive data leak, Qatar National Bank has confirmed that its systems may have been hacked. A group with Turkish ties has claimed credit for the attack and reportedly threatened to release information from a second bank hack.
The section chief of the FBI's Cyber Division says "the FBI does not condone payment of ransom," in part because it enables criminals to victimize others. Instead, the bureau continues to urge all potential victims to get their IT house in order.
Have you tested things before they break? Could an email be a trap? In honor of Star Wars Day, we proudly present essential cybersecurity lessons as derived from - and delivered via - the wisdom and wit of the iconic space opera.
For years, we have been talking about why corporate boards of directors should pay much greater attention to the issue of information security. Could a new cybersecurity assessment app help get board members involved?