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.
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.
Organizations still have concerns about sharing too much data and threat intelligence to help thwart attacks. But EMC's Kathleen Moriarty says organizations' fears about intellectual property compromises are overblown.
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.
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.
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.
In his four years as a top DHS cybersecurity policymaker, Bruce McConnell learned that to build trust with the public, the federal government must be more transparent in the way it approaches security and privacy.
"We've made the investments in our shields, they must work" - this statement must have been decried by legions of ancient soldiers as this age-old defense decayed before their eyes and they were crushed on the battlefield. In fact, the graveyard is littered with 'proven' defense strategies which, given time, have...
Federal indictments tied to global fraud schemes prove law enforcement is cracking down, says former federal prosecutor Kim Peretti. But increasingly these schemes are targeting smaller merchants - a worrisome trend.
Three U.S. banks have been targeted by new DDoS attacks that apparently had little impact. As bank defenses improve, some experts say the attackers may shift targets to other industries affecting critical infrastructure.