Mitigating card risks associated with retail malware attacks and POS vulnerabilities is a focus of updates to the PCI Data Security Standard, say Bob Russo and Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council.
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.
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.
Phyllis Schneck, the next deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, comes to the job with a different set of experiences than her predecessors - and that could prove valuable.
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.