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  • BB&T CEO on Making Security a Priority

    Kelly King Urges Executives to Get Better Informed BB&T CEO on Making Security a Priority
    Kelly King

    In this exclusive interview, Kelly King, CEO of BB&T, one of the nation's largest banks, urges other CEOs to ensure that their executive teams and boards are well-informed about cyber-risks. Read more...

  • ABA on Cyber, Third-Party Risks

    Institutions Seek Guidance in the Event of Vendor Breaches ABA on Cyber, Third-Party Risks
    Heather Wyson-Constantine

    Emerging cybersecurity risks are now banking institutions' top concern, says the ABA's Heather Wyson-Constantine. What are institutions' contractual protections in the wake of a third-party data breach? Read more...

  • Banking Malware Taps Macros

    Attackers Use Cloud Services, Trickery to Evade Defenses Banking Malware Taps Macros

    Security firms report a sharp rise in the quantity of attacks that use macro code - designed to automate tasks - to trigger malware downloads, often for the purpose of stealing people's online banking credentials. Read more...

  • POS Malware Victim: Compass Group

    NEXTEP Breach Affects Foodservice Management Company POS Malware Victim: Compass Group

    The latest victim of malware attacks against point-of-sale system vendor NEXTEL is foodservice management company Compass Group, which says payment card data for up to 70,000 users of self-service kiosks was exposed. Read more...

  • 25 Suspects Detained in ATM Cash-Out

    Could Scheme Be Linked to Earlier $45 Million Heist? 25 Suspects Detained in ATM Cash-Out

    Romanian authorities' detention this week of 25 suspects believed to be part of an international cybercrime ring could be linked to a $45 million ATM cash-out scheme dating back to December 2012, security experts say. Read more...

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    Windows 10: No More Monthly Patches

    Microsoft Outlines New Features, Including 24/7 Updates By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Windows 10: No More Monthly Patches

    With the upcoming release of Windows 10, Microsoft plans to inaugurate 24/7, cloud-based patching, among other new security features. Businesses can tap the anytime patches or define their own patch-release schedules.

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    More Transparency Needed on WH Breach

    Senator Seeks Answers from Obama on Possible PII Exposure By Eric Chabrow
    More Transparency Needed on WH Breach

    The Obama administration implies that last year's White House data breach did not expose citizens' private information. But Sen. John Thune seeks a more definitive response from President Obama.

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    New Sally Beauty Breach: Old Intrusion?

    Fresh Fraud Reports Follow 2014 Breach By Tracy Kitten and Mathew J. Schwartz
    New Sally Beauty Breach: Old Intrusion?

    One year after Sally Beauty Supply revealed that a network breach compromised payment card data and exposed 25,000 records, the company says it is investigating new breach reports. Did it fail to eradicate the original intrusion?

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    Holding Websites Liable for False Data

    Supreme Court to Take Up Case Involving Search-Engine Firm By Eric Chabrow
    Holding Websites Liable for False Data

    The high court will decide if websites, search engines and others that amass personal information from public sources could be sued for publishing inaccurate information, even if the errors do not cause actual harm.

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    Another Breach Notice Bill Introduced

    Tougher State Requirements Wouldn't Be Usurped in New Bill By Eric Chabrow
    Another Breach Notice Bill Introduced

    Privacy advocates in the Senate have introduced a national data breach notification bill that would allow states to keep their own laws if they provide more stringent reporting and privacy protections than offered by the federal government.

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