Banks and credit unions are feverishly working to meet the FFIEC's authentication compliance deadline next year. But experts say institutions should be looking beyond the guidance, by making investments in cross-channel fraud detection.
Bank of America's Keith Gordon says securing the mobile channel is much like securing any other banking channel: Controlling risks requires layers of security and controls. But educating customers plays a key security function, too.
An estimated 650,000 customers have recently switched from big banks to community banks and credit unions. But are these smaller institutions prepared for the new demand for security and fraud prevention?
What fraud and security issues does Paul Smocer, the new president of BITS, see as being top concerns in the coming year? Mobile payments, social media, and a strong need for institutions and organizations to comply with existing guidance top the list.
When Mano Paul of (ISC)2 discusses today's top application security challenges, he draws an analogy with sharks. And what he views as the skills needed to tackle today's top threats might surprise you.
Successful wire fraud attacks cause losses averaging between $100,000 to 200,000 per victim. So, it's not surprising that banks are being sued by business customers for alleged failures to prevent fraud via ACH.
The Fed's ruling on interchange, mandated by the Durbin amendment, offers financial incentives for fraud-prevention investments and could fuel a U.S. move toward new card-payment technologies, like EMV.
You know the tune: Cyber thieves pirated the town's banking credentials, arranged some bogus "payroll transactions" with the town's bank and then next thing you know ... money mules are transferring funds to the Ukraine.
People's view of cybersecurity will need to broaden over the next few years, says IT expert Robert Brammer. That's why a consortium has been established to conduct research on the security of computer systems, as well as other areas where computerization has excelled.
The Fed's ruling on interchange cuts mandated by the Durbin Amendment will aid fraud prevention and could accelerate a move to chip-based payments, says Randy Vanderhoof, director of the Smart Card Alliance.
"The FFIEC guidance does a good job of addressing today's and yesterday's threats and suggested techniques, but it is not sufficiently forward-looking," says Gartner's Avivah Litan. "Two years from now, the guidance will be sorely out of date."
The release of the list coincides with the issuance of the Common Weakness Scoring System that allows software makers to identify vulnerabilities in their programs and buyers to determine software they acquire is secure.
Security experts at this week's Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit agree: Security, not compliance, has to be the new focus. Cyberintrusions cannot be stopped, and the RSA breach should be a lesson to the industry.