Hackers allegedly trafficking in personally identifiable data have reportedly breached the computers of three major data aggregators, raising doubts about knowledge-based authentication as a tool to verify identity.
Faced with the growing threat of breaches, cyber-attacks and fraud, more organizations are building robust incident response strategies that identify how an investigation would proceed. Experts offer insights on effective investigation management.
Version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, to be released later this year, will include a focus on the standardization of compliance assessments, says Bob Russo of the PCI Security Standards Council.
Termination of an employee after a breach should be reserved for repeat offenders, individuals who show a total disregard for the rules, those who seek to harm another or the most egregious incidents, security expert Mac McMillan contends.
Telecommunications company Vodafone is notifying about 2 million customers in Germany of a breach of sensitive financial information after it verified a highly sophisticated intrusion into one of its servers by an insider.
OpUSA's planned Sept. 11 DDoS against U.S. banks and governmental agencies proved to be uneventful, experts say. But they warn that other potential attacks, especially those with a Syria connection, could prove to be far more serious.
If Iran is behind distributed-denial-of-service attacks targeting American banks, should the United States retaliate aggressively with a Stuxnet-like response? Learn why the Atlantic Council's Jason Healey thinks that's a bad idea.
Federal authorities are warning banking institutions and government agencies about a wave of DDoS attacks that could strike on 9/11. Learn what steps the FBI suggests should be taken to mitigate the threat.
Citi's settlement with two states over a breach that exposed 360,000 cards will likely set an example for other states. One expert says banking institutions will likely pay more damages when accounts are compromised.
Iris scanning is becoming old hat for authenticating individuals entering secured facilities or crossing international borders, but it remains several years away for use in providing access to IT systems.
As victims of cyber-attacks on their domain name systems providers, The New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post UK may have opened themselves and their customers to more nefarious threats, a leading IT security expert says.