What makes authorized payment scams hard to detect? The speed and volume of transactions hinders banks in monitoring for fraud, but David Lott, payments risk expert with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, says educating customers and leveraging the right technology can help reduce scams.
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council is asking for comments regarding the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool, the ostensibly voluntary way for banks and credit unions to self-assess exposure to risk and the maturity of their cybersecurity.
In his role as CISO of intelliflo, veteran leader John Rouffas manages cybersecurity, risk and privacy - all in one role. And in doing so, he says, "I like to fly by the seat of my pants a bit." He explains his unique approach to leadership and mentoring.
A top federal regulatory official urged financial institutions to implement multifactor authentication for all nonpublic systems, telling an audience of financial executives that a majority of breaches could be avoided or mitigated through basic cybersecurity controls.
Hackers are turning to cryptojacking to make easy money despite the fall in cryptocurrency valuation, including ransomware cybercriminals attracted by the lower-stakes world of cryptojacking, says threat intelligence firm SonicWall. The financial industry has seen a surge in cryptojacking attacks.
The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reportedly plans to release new guidance requiring banks to reimburse consumers for certain money-transfer service scams. Ken Palla, former director at Union Bank, says banks might look to the U.K. for examples of how to stop authorized push payment fraud.
Federal regulators say credit unions should report cyber incidents within 72 hours, including those experienced by third-party vendors that process member data. Just five deposit, payment, and data processing service companies dominate the credit union market.
Future quantum computers will decrypt encrypted data, so businesses feel pressure to find quantum-resistant security solutions for data transmission. Wells Fargo Bank's Peter Bordow discusses the state of quantum computing, approaches to quantum security, and privacy-enhancing technologies.
Synthetic identity fraud can take eight to 12 months before resulting in mass fraud, meaning banks must leverage that opening to reauthenticate customers, says, Greg Woolf, founder and CEO of FiVerity. Synthetic IDs are often hard to detect, but "over a period of time, there are telltale signs."
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including lessons learned from the cyberattack on a steelmaker in Iran that caused a serious fire, how the economic crisis in Sri Lanka is affecting cybersecurity and what the rising cost of cyber insurance means for the industry.
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India's stock brokers and depository participants must now report all cyberattacks and breaches to the Securities and Exchange Board of India within six hours of detection under a mandate implementing what is likely the world's tightest breach reporting timeline requirement.
Fraudsters compromised debit card numbers and associated PINs, and possibly names and addresses, of an undisclosed number of Bank of the West customers. Unknown thieves installed skimmers in a "small number of ATMs," the bank's COO, Karl Werwath, tells ISMG.
Effective security and risk programs require not just domain mastery but making security accessible to boards of directors and senior officers, says Karin Höne, the group chief information security and risk officer of South Africa-based multinational Barloworld.
A publicly traded issuer of home mortgages is notifying 1.5 million consumers of a December cyber incident on its network that leaked PII, including customers' Social Security numbers. Flagstar Bank discovered the breach on June 2 and there has been no evidence of data misuse so far.