Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Chris Morales of the cybersecurity firm Vectra discusses how the industrial internet of things is changing the nature of industrial espionage and disruption.
Many medical device makers appear to building better cybersecurity into their products, but some manufacturers are still avoiding fixing vulnerabilities in legacy devices that pose potential safety risks, says security researcher Billy Rios, who discusses the latest flaws in some Medtronic cardiac devices.
As the HIPAA security rule turns 20, it's time for regulators to make updates reflecting the changing cyberthreat landscape and technological evolution that's happened over the past two decades, says security expert Tom Walsh.
Hubris has a new name: Bitfi. The cryptocurrency wallet-building company, backed by technology eccentric John McAfee, earned this year's not-so-coveted Pwnies Award for "Lamest Vendor Response" for how it mishandled security researchers' vulnerability disclosures. Bitfi has promised to do better.
UIDAI again found itself embroiled in a controversy when it was revealed that its helpline was being automatically added in the contact lists of mobile phones. But Google acknowledged that its coding error led to the mishap. Why was Google involved in getting a phone number for UIDAI preloaded on phones?
PSD2 requires European banks to provide communication interfaces to Third Party Providers (TPPs). These interfaces, generally referred to as APIs, will allow TPPs to build innovative financial services on top of the services provided by banks.
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A leading mobile-based financial services company sought out fraud prevention tools. In the past, fraudsters used that company's customer accounts to funnel money via stolen identities. But with advanced device fingerprint technology, the company could detect multiple accounts created from the same device and suspend...
Over the past year, financial services organizations have seen an 87% increase in credential leakage, 149% increase in stolen credit cards, 151% increase in cyberattack indications and 49% increase in fake social media accounts. In addition, state-sponsored APT groups (with little to no financial motivation) have...
RSA's most recent Quarterly Fraud Report shows that "newsjacking" is increasingly empowering phishing attacks, says Angel Grant, RSA's director of identity fraud and risk intelligence. The report also shows a continuing surge in mobile app fraud.
As Japan continues it push toward digital transactions, it's taking steps to ensure security, including adopting the PCI Data Security Standard, says Jeremy King, international director of the PCI Security Standards Council, who offers an update.
Following reports about U.S. companies that enable government and other users to access real-time tracking information for all major U.S. wireless carriers' subscribers, provider Securus Technologies has reportedly been hacked, while LocationSmart has fixed a data-exposing flaw.
Since mobile banking usage is set to grow exponentially, banks must overcome structural challenges and
reconcile consumers' appetite for ease of use with the desire for greater security.
There are a growing number of fintech startups that have been able to overstep the legacy cost structures
Businesses spend billions each year on identity and access management, but almost all of this money is spent on protecting the digital identities of humans - usernames and passwords.
On the other hand, businesses spend almost nothing on protecting machine identities, even though our entire digital economy hinges...
Technology, regulations and customer expectations all have evolved, but what does this mean for how organizations secure identities?
This evolution has proven to be a two-sided coin, particularly for financial institutions. It's not only allowing financial institutions to offer new, innovative products where...