IT systems operated by governments, hospitals, financial institutions and other businesses averted catastrophe, for the most part, as Hurricane and then Tropical Storm Irene stormed through the Eastern seaboard over the weekend.
The Finnish security provider F-Secure concludes the attack e-mail doesn't look too complicated. In fact, it's very simple. But the exploit inside Excel was a zero-day attack at the time and RSA couldn't have protected against it by patching its systems.
The FDIC says the number of banks on its "Problem List" dropped during the second quarter of 2011, the first quarter-to-quarter decrease since 2006. But the failure respite could be short-lived, if the economy falls back in to recession.
The bright spot is that 36 percent of the takeover incidents reported in 2010 were stopped before fraudulent funds transfers were approved. That's an improvement from 2009, when only 20 percent were thwarted.
Fraud is a global concern, and an area regulators and financial institutions the world-over are watching closely, says Bill Isaac. Whether a cyberthreat or mortgage fraud, investments in fraud prevention will continue, despite the state of the international economy.
A new, free guide on Facebook security, though geared for users, details the practices chief information security officers and other organizational security practitioners should share with their staffs to assure not only safe Internet hygiene when workers access Facebook from work, but for use with other social media...
Ocean Bank failed to implement an effective BSA/AML Compliance Program, with internal controls "reasonably designed to detect and report money laundering and other suspicious activity in a timely manner," regulators say.
The PCI Security Standards Council's new guidance for tokenization offers clarification and recommendations for merchants struggling to determine which tokenization solution is best, especially where compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is concerned.
Former FDIC head Bill Isaac says U.S. banks have strengthened their financial footing since the market collapse of 2008, but the U.S. economy remains on the verge of a "double-dip" recession. The reason: poorly planned regulatory reforms.
The team at the European Network and Information Security Agency identified 50 security threats that exist within the new web standards and sent recommendations for how they should be addressed to W3C.