In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the ransomware-as-a-service model shifted in 2021, the rise of fraud in faster payments and how to prevent it, and one CISO's take on the state of the industry.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features highlights from interviews in 2021 and examines President Joe Biden's executive order on cybersecurity, ransomware response advice and assessing hidden business risks.
2021 has been a dynamic year for fraud and financial crime, and the events that have emerged out of the quickly changing risk landscape continue to create new vulnerabilities for financial services organizations (FSOs).
Key fraud and AML trends of the past year have been particularly prevalent and are positioned...
Critical issues in India's digital lending ecosystem were identified by a RBI working group. These include the existence of fake and illegal apps and unscrupulous money recovery practices. Establishment of a self-regulatory body to oversee operations of lending platforms is recommended.
Healthcare organizations cannot adequately protect the safety and privacy of their patients and staff unless they have efficient, accurate systems to manage third-party identity risk.
By managing third-party risk at the identity level, healthcare organizations can make better-informed access decisions. Adopting a...
The top cybercrime threats facing organizations in Europe and beyond include ransomware affiliate programs, more sophisticated mobile malware and cryptocurrency-hawking investment fraud, among other types of crime, according to Europol's latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
Four editors at ISMG discuss important cybersecurity issues, including law enforcement agencies' crackdown on ransomware operations, how banks are building their technology stacks to counter card fraud and whether the "work from anywhere" model is beneficial for employees in the long term.
Don't click phishy links. Everyone knows that. But are your end users prepared to quickly identify today's tricky tactics being used by bad actors? Probably not. Cybercriminals have moved beyond simple bait and switch domains. They're now employing a variety of advanced social engineering techniques to entice your...
As organizations pursue a new paradigm for protection against
advanced email threats, they should look for one that provides the
greatest efficiencies with their M365 architecture and existing EOP
and/or MDO investments. To do so, they should turn to a solution with
an API-based architecture that uses data science...
Risk can be a confusing topic, summarized in heatmaps with low, medium, and high as the most accurate indicators.
While valuable to GRC pros, it’s only a small piece of the puzzle. And, more importantly, it’s decidedly not speaking the same language as the rest of the organization.
Risk professionals can now...
There’s no question 2020 and 2021 have brought unanticipated changes and challenges for Financial Services and beyond. The notable surge in consumers’ use of websites and mobile apps for their banking transactions and service interactions exposed critical gaps in digital identity and authentication methods. These...
The holidays are here – a favorite time for financial criminals, especially in today’s digital world. There’s an influx in digital payments: online, mobile, card, ACH, and Zelle – just to name a few – ripe for fraud. In addition, wire fraud will also be on the rise involving charity scams, sweetheart scams,...
Multiple cybercriminal groups appear to be targeting relatively new entrants in the space with phishing attacks. In what cybersecurity analysts at Group-IB call a "cannibalistic approach," these gangs are impersonating underground card shops to dupe the newbies for monetary gain.
On one hand, 60% of survey respondents rate their institutions as "above average" or "superior" when it comes to mitigating fraud. Yet, 55% say their customers and partners lack sufficient awareness to protect themselves from fraud. Appgate's Bryan Jardine analyzes the Faces of Fraud survey results.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of attempts made by European law enforcement to encourage young cybercriminals to channel their skills in more ethical ways. Also featured: Fraud detection and response; inspiring behavioral change.