A rapidly evolving threat landscape calls for the next generation of information security professionals to have strong technical and communications skills. Security leaders highlight their top requirements.
DDoS attacks, mobile malware and tax fraud are growing concerns for U.S. banks. But what's the top threat these institutions and their customers face in 2013? Nancy Guglielmo of BITS offers her insights.
Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who heads the U.S. military's Cyber Command, says it isn't the role of the government to defend American banks against distributed-denial-of-service attacks that have targeted them for the past several months.
Malware, DDoS and mobile security aside, one of the biggest risks is organizations' lack of visibility into specific threats. Don Gray of Solutionary explains the need for actionable threat intelligence.
Using technology to prevent breaches is insufficient. Security leaders also must address the human factor, making sure staff members receive appropriate training on clear-cut policies - before it's too late.
It's not malware, crime rings or hacktivists. What, then, are among the threats that concern security leaders most? CISO Tom Newton offers new insight on today's top threats and strategies to combat them.
"A year ago, quite frankly, the capability was not there," DHS Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity Mark Weatherford says. "We did not have the capacity to collaborate nearly as effectively as we do now."
In the last few months, major U.S. banking institutions have been victims of a powerful wave of distributed-denial-of-service attacks that combine three different attack tools. These "Triple Crown" attacks take DDoS to a whole new level. How can institutions improve their defenses?
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