New revelations about how the National Security Agency collects and uses e-mail and instant-messaging contact lists demonstrate bad data governance practices that raise serious concerns, a leading privacy attorney says.
Banking institutions and merchants are fighting back against cyber-attacks by sharing information and assisting law enforcement investigations, says Julie Conroy of Aite, which has issued a report about account takeover and cyberfraud trends.
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.
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.
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.
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Organizations won't effectively share cyberthreat intelligence until they have more efficient ways of gathering and prioritizing data, says EMC's Kathleen Moriarty, author of a new report about information sharing weaknesses.
Kim Peretti, the ex-prosecutor who helped nab Heartland hacker Albert Gonzalez, says recent indictments offer insights into the actors behind global fraud schemes that affected 160 million cardholders.
Whether or not Congress enacts cyberthreat intelligence sharing legislation, the IT security community is moving forward with its own information sharing initiatives, MS-ISAC Chairman William Pelgrin says.
Cyberthreats, including distributed-denial-of-service attacks, are growing worldwide. So FS-ISAC is expanding its information sharing efforts internationally to help financial institutions counter the threats, says Bill Nelson, the organization's president.
Democratic lawmakers issue a report contending electric utilities are constantly under cyber-attack, but Republicans respond those attacks target web portals and not the distribution system. Where's the truth?