An independent presidential panel makes recommendations to limit the National Security Agency's surveillance methods, including curtailing the way the government systematically collects and stores metadata from Americans' phone calls.
Cybersecurity risks posed by inadequate IAM and IT asset management are mounting. Now the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has drafted guidance to address banking institutions' unique risks, says Nate Lesser, the center's deputy director.
A Senate committee will soon consider a patent reform measure that is less aggressive than a recently approved House bill designed to help stem the tide of patent infringement lawsuits that sometimes target security technologies.
NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander says the agency has taken 41 actions to prevent leaks by insiders in the wake of disclosures of classified documents about the agency's surveillance programs by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Call center fraud is one of the leading threats that financial institutions will battle next year because fraudsters consider the centers to be an easy target. But what can be done to mitigate this threat?
While U.S. payments networks and card issuers are planning to transition to EMV cards, Gartner analyst Anton Chuvakin says they could be wasting their time. It may be too late for this chip technology in the U.S.
The NIST cybersecurity framework will help U.S. banking institutions assess their security strategies, but some institutions fear the framework could trigger unnecessary regulations, says Bill Stewart of Booz Allen Hamilton.
Hackers have pilfered some 2 million user passwords and credentials for Facebook and other social media and Internet sites, according to IT security provider Trustwave. The hackers attacked computers in about 100 nations.