A unit of the U.S. Commerce Department overreacted to perceived malware infections and unnecessarily spent more than half of its IT budget to mitigate the situation, according to an inspector general audit.
Despite what's now been a two-month break from hacktivists' DDoS attacks on banks, we can expect more assaults from Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters. And this next wave should concern us all. Here's why.
New payments technology, such as mobile and emerging e-commerce transactions, is posing challenges for PCI compliance, says the Standards Council's Jeremy King. What are the greatest risks to card security?
Cyber-attacks are taking aim at governments, banks and organizations across numerous sectors, says former FBI investigator Shawn Henry. But how much do we know about the actors waging these attacks and who their top targets are?
Reports of account takeover incidents have increased in the last 18 months, yet losses have remained steady, says former federal banking examiner Amy McHugh, who analyzes what security measures are working and what still needs to be done.
A new precedent in ACH and wire fraud liability could be set if Choice Escrow is successful in its appeal to have a lower court's ruling overturned. Legal experts explain why this could prove to be the new benchmark.
The OCC's DDoS risk warnings to community banks may indicate more regulatory scrutiny is on the way. Banks should prepare for more oversight of their cyber-attack reporting and threat mitigation practices.
Former federal banking examiner Amy McHugh says banks can learn a lot from recent legal decisions and settlements in account takeover cases, including which authentication and online-banking security investments they should make.