New revelations about how the National Security Agency collects and uses e-mail and instant-messaging contact lists demonstrate bad data governance practices that raise serious concerns, a leading privacy attorney says.
Gen. Keith Alexander's departure from the National Security Agency has nothing to do with leaks by former contractor Edward Snowden about top-secret U.S. government programs to amass telephone and Internet records of Americans, an NSA spokeswoman says.
The average insider scheme lasts 32 months before it's detected, says threat researcher Jason Clark, who suggests using a combination of the right technologies and the right processes is the key to improving detection.
In the next five years, the federal government will work to centralize for civilian agencies' networks a way of identifying cyberflaws and employing diagnostic tools to remediate them, the Department of Homeland Security's John Streufert says.
A $400,000 settlement in a case against a community bank in North Carolina for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act should serve as a reminder that anti-money-laundering woes are not just a big-bank issue, experts say.
Our inaugural Fraud Summit on Oct. 22 at the Meadowlands in New Jersey will feature an impressive lineup of information security leaders offering timely insights about practical risk mitigation strategies.
Fraudsters are using DDoS to distract banks during account takeover attempts, says fraud prevention expert Avivah Litan, who highlights DDoS trends to watch in 2014 and reviews how attack techniques have evolved in the last year.
Security teams struggling to detect signs of threats hidden in mountains of data are attracted to big data analytics. But experts advise security professionals to take an incremental approach, starting out with smaller projects.
Although skimming attacks are still the greatest ATM fraud concern, experts warn that a new malware strain that targeted ATMs in Mexico may signal a shift and raises questions about software and operating system vulnerabilities.
Mary Galligan, the just-retired head of the FBI's New York cyber unit, says the federal government can do more to help businesses take all the right steps to protect sensitive information and prevent breaches.
Banking institutions and merchants are fighting back against cyber-attacks by sharing information and assisting law enforcement investigations, says Julie Conroy of Aite, which has issued a report about account takeover and cyberfraud trends.