Imagine drafting the top IT security minds into a defense force to protect the nation's critical IT infrastructure. Defense Minister Jaak Aaviksoo and other Estonian leaders mull the possibility of instituting such a draft.
Fraud attempts will escalate, not diminish, as new threats and channels blossom in 2011. Growth in mobile banking and the use of social networks are expected to pose new security challenges, experts say.
"There's a real threat out there." Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt says. "But the threat sort of follows the way we build our defenses against it, and I think those things continue to move in parallel."
"What's interesting is that the criminals are now using cryptographic technology to protect the card information they steal, and that's posing challenges for detection and law enforcement," says Jeremy King of the PCI Security Standards Council.