In the wake of a year of attacks waged against banking institutions by Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters, the FS-ISAC's Bill Nelson and the ABA's Doug Johnson say the need to regularly update DDoS preparedness is a critical lesson learned.
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 authorities are warning banking institutions and government agencies about a wave of DDoS attacks that could strike on 9/11. Learn what steps the FBI suggests should be taken to mitigate the threat.
Citi's settlement with two states over a breach that exposed 360,000 cards will likely set an example for other states. One expert says banking institutions will likely pay more damages when accounts are compromised.
A final rule spelling out requirements for state health insurance exchanges drops a proposed requirement that breaches must be reported within an hour of discovery, relying on language in contracts instead.
HHS proposes that state insurance exchanges report data breaches within one hour after discovering them. CIO Curt Kwak of the Washington state exchange explains why compliance with such a rule would be challenging.
Breaches are expensive, embarrassing and entice additional scrutiny from regulators and consumers alike. By taking eight key steps, you can protect private information and lessen the impact of breaches when they occur.
In the wake of the NSA leak by former systems administrator Edward Snowden, how can organizations limit the amount of data access offered to those managing IT systems? Former CIA CISO Robert Bigman explains.