What is the focus of new guidelines from the PCI Security Standards Council on mobile payment acceptance security? The council's Bob Russo and Troy Leach discuss key objectives - and what's coming next.
BB&T Corp. confirms it's been hit by a DDoS attack, making it the ninth U.S. bank to be targeted in five weeks. The online outage at BB&T comes on the heels of the attack that hit Capital One on Oct. 16.
When it comes to fighting DDoS attacks, institutions must understand the threats against them, says Bill Wansley of Booz Allen Hamilton. Varying attack vectors require different modes of detection and prevention.
A data breach at Northwest Florida State College has affected nearly 280,000 students and employees, exposing their sensitive information. The incident has led to 50 cases of identity theft, the college reports.
"A cyberattack perpetrated by nation states or violent extremists' groups could be as destructive as the terrorist attack on 9/11," U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says. "Such a destructive cyber-terrorist attack could virtually paralyze the nation."
DDoS attacks have existed for years. But the latest wave brings new threats to organizations. How should they defend against these attacks? Ashley Stephenson of Corero Network Security offers insights.
Regions Bank is the eighth U.S. financial institution apparently targeted by a DDoS attack believed to be waged by the hacktivist group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam. Experts say banks should brace for more attacks on the way.
SunTrust Banks is the seventh U.S. financial institution hit by a DDoS attack apparently orchestrated by the hacktivist group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam. The group is threatening to hit Regions Financial Corp. next.