In light of growing threats and the increasing complexity of information technology, organizations must get everyone in the enterprise, especially top leaders, involved in assessing and managing information risk.
Peer-to-peer, near-field communications and barcode scans are revolutionizing mobile payments. What unique risks do these emerging technologies pose to banking institutions? Two FDIC executives offer insights.
Like the cartoonish Kilroy peeking his head over a wall during World War II, unemployment among IT security professionals has bared its head. But don't take these stats as gospel. The data suggest 'full employment' reigns in the infosec community of workers.
To mitigate the top threats for 2013, organizations need to understand the motivations of potential attackers so they can adequately defend their networks and systems. Experts describe risk management strategies for the year ahead.
To acknowledge individuals and organizations that are playing critical roles in shaping the way financial services organizations approach information security and privacy, BankInfoSecurity announces its inaugural list of Influencers.
The hacktivist group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters claims that its second phase of distributed-denial-of-service attacks has affected nine banks since Dec. 11, and it warns more attacks are on the way.
The penalties paid out by HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank for violations to money-laundering regulations should serve as a wake-up call, says Kevin Sullivan. In fact, banking institutions should brace for more fines.
Hacktivists on Christmas Day announced new plans for more DDoS attacks against U.S. banks, and it appears Citi was among the first hit, although the attackers named no specific targets in their latest threat.
IBM's Dan Hauenstein, in analyzing Big Blue's 2012 Tech Trends Report, says security concerns often inhibit the adoption of four technologies: mobile, cloud, social business media and business analytics.
The answer seems obvious, especially in the context of IT security and information risk. Yet, is it, especially when developing codes and standards, as well as funding research and development initiatives that involve taxpayer money?