Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry's comments in a Sept. 18 speech could be an early indication that regulators will put more pressure on banks and service providers to fill cybersecurity gaps, some observers say.
While some in Congress argue about whether the Department of Homeland Security has too much cybersecurity authority, recently retired leader Bruce McConnell offers his take on why the department is playing an appropriate role.
Two more guilty pleas in a $200 million card fraud scheme highlight why banks need to ensure their identification verification policies are consistently applied and that customers are continually vetted and profiled.
Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry says U.S. banking institutions are at heightened risk of cyber-attack because of emerging technology, interconnectivity and reliance on third-party service providers.
On the one-year anniversary of al-Qassam Cyber Fighters' first announcement about DDoS attacks against U.S. banks, experts discuss what may happen next, including whether the group will join forces with the Syrian Electronic Army.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is re-evaluating a set of its special publications because of concerns expressed by some leading cryptographers that the National Security Agency might have corrupted the guidance.
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.
Banks have a critical role to play in helping other industries with DDoS mitigation, as DDoS targets are expected to shift. Attacks against U.S. banks are proving increasingly ineffective because banks have enhanced their defenses.
In the wake of a year of attacks waged against banking institutions by Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters, the FS-ISAC's Bill Nelson and the ABA's Doug Johnson say the need to regularly update DDoS preparedness is a critical lesson learned.
The House Intelligence Committee warns of threats Chinese chips pose to American IT systems. A new film embellishes that danger. Though pure fiction, the plot could help raise the public consciousness about cyberthreats.
Ransomware attacks are rising, and a resurgence of the banking Trojan Citadel after an earlier botnet takedown is partly to blame, McAfee Labs research shows. Malware expert Ryan Sherstobitoff analyzes the implications.
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.
NIST is hosting a workshop this week to continue shaping the cybersecurity framework President Obama wants implemented by February. Learn about the latest developments in the effort to identify IT security best practices.
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.