Wire fraud incidents from China prove current security measures, including multifactor authentication, are too easy to bypass. And security pundits say it all points back to why the financial industry needs more guidance about adequate online security.
In the absence of the FFIEC's new guidance, industry experts say banks need to act now to help mitigate online risks associated with commercial accounts. "You can be sure the attacks won't abate until banks fight back," says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
Between March 2010 and April 2011, 20 incidents of wire fraud hit small and mid-sized U.S. businesses. All of the transactions involved payments routed to Chinese economic and trade companies located near the Russian border.
Key questions: What impact - if any - will the recent RSA and Epsilon data breaches have on the FFIEC's pending authentication update? And when will this long-awaited banking guidance finally be released?
It's been over three months since the accidental disclosure. When will the final FFIEC authentication update be released? "I don't think we're any less safe," says Gartner's Avivah Litan. "We just need to step up enforcements."
The ongoing effort to enable the secure exchange of health information from coast to coast recently got a very important boost when five well-known healthcare organizations joined forces to serve as trailblazers.
Most furloughed federal employees would have had to turn in their BlackBerries and other mobile devices in a government shutdown. Just as well, using the technology could result in an employee landing in the slammer.
RSA executives haven't been commenting publicly since the security solutions vendor revealed last week it had been victimized by a sophisticated cyberattack aimed at its SecurID two-factor authentication product. But weeks before the hack, I spoke with RSA Chief Technology Officer Bret Hartman about advanced...
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