The Department of Veterans Affairs faces ongoing breach prevention challenges, according to recent investigations. Learn what the scrutiny has revealed and what the VA is doing to bolster breach prevention.
In the next five years, the federal government will work to centralize for civilian agencies' networks a way of identifying cyberflaws and employing diagnostic tools to remediate them, the Department of Homeland Security's John Streufert says.
Security teams struggling to detect signs of threats hidden in mountains of data are attracted to big data analytics. But experts advise security professionals to take an incremental approach, starting out with smaller projects.
Although skimming attacks are still the greatest ATM fraud concern, experts warn that a new malware strain that targeted ATMs in Mexico may signal a shift and raises questions about software and operating system vulnerabilities.
Vermont's $30,000 settlement with a breached retailer proves states can play an important role in holding retailers more accountable for losses associated with card fraud, and issuers should take notice, one banker says.
Russian authorities have reportedly arrested a man believed to be the author of the Blackhole exploit kit, widely used by cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities in Web browsers and other software to infect user computers with malware.
Face-to-face and over-the-phone social-engineering schemes are increasingly used to perpetrate fraud, highlighting the need for more education and real-time transaction monitoring, says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
Organizations in all sectors should take steps now to avoid security and operational risks associated with Microsoft's plans to discontinue support of the Windows XP operating system next year, security experts say.
Knowledge-based authentication is no longer reliable, says fraud expert Avivah Litan, an analyst at Gartner. She explains why so-called behavioral authentication is the only reliable way to verify users.
Regulators need to do a better job of notifying banks promptly when they find severe security flaws at third parties, especially core banking processors. And community banks need to collaborate on assessments of third-party risks.