In the more than a month since the Heartbleed bug was announced, many organizations have made progress in mitigating the risks. Security experts highlight gaps that remain and offer remediation advice.
Financial Institutions already apply out-of-band security in many instances. The challenge is: How do we help protect payment cards when they are used at any number of online and brick-and-mortar retailers?
The arrests of more than 90 individuals for their alleged involvement in the use of BlackShades malware is a sign of progress in the global fight against cybercrime, but some experts question whether the crackdown will serve as a fraud deterrent.
A group of noted cryptographers, academics and business leaders will provide an independent assessment of the way the National Institute of Standards and Technology develops cryptographic standards and guidelines.
The Federal Reserve will make recommendations this summer for how the United States could launch a "fast-payments" system with enhanced authentication, says Kirstin Wells of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Security executives who attended ISMG's Fraud Summit Chicago said they see a growing need for sharing more cyber-intelligence with community banks and credit unions. But how else could smaller institutions improve their fraud-fighting efforts?
A multi-layered approach known as "context-aware security" is the most effective strategy for fighting both insider and external cyberthreats, says Gartner analyst Avivah Litan, who explains how this strategy works.
Conventional wisdom dictates that the high demand for IT security practitioner would cause salaries to rise, perhaps significantly. But a new study by SANS shows only a slight fattening of paychecks for many IT security professionals.
To address new features and new threats, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised its guidance for transport layer protocol. Learn about the recommendations for protecting data during transmission.
Third-party risks and the Fed's plans for emerging payments will be highlighted at ISMG's Fraud Summit Chicago on May 14. How banking institutions and retailers are expected to respond to new risks posed by external parties will be a focus for our keynote panel.
Card breaches at retailers such as Target and Neiman Marcus will likely be catalysts for improved cyberthreat intelligence and information sharing across the banking and retail sectors, says Mike Braatz of ACI.
"Security as a business enabler" was the mantra echoing through the recently concluded 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London, a message that should have been heeded by top executives at retailer Target last year.