The announcement by RSA that it had been a victim of an advanced persistent threat shook the global information security industry. Stephen Northcutt of SANS Institute and David Navetta of the Information Law Group offer insight on what happened, what it means and how to respond.
Australia's government agencies can learn a lot from the nation's banks, when it comes to risk management and protecting privacy, says Graham Ingram, General Manager of the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team. "There are too many people in government organisations who are in denial [of risks]," he says.
Banking/security leaders aren't crazy about banking regulators telling them they could have done a better job detecting ACH fraud, and they're eager for more specific guidance on what to do going forward.
Recent incidents of corporate account takeover have pushed regulators, associations and practitioners to call for greater awareness and more collaboration between commercial customers and banks. But is there an ROI to enhanced awareness?
Speculation about the pending update to online authentication guidance has been circulating around water coolers for months now. "A [disclosure] like this could make it more challenging for the regulators," says attorney David Navetta.
Once a CEO understands the value and risks catered through mobile functionality, it is easier to discuss mobile innovations, policy and how the company can then strike a balance to meet customer and employee requirements.