Human genome sequencing can support groundbreaking research leading to improved treatments. But before genetic testing can become common, privacy issues need to be tackled, says Lisa M. Lee, who heads a presidential advisory panel.
A new banking Trojan known as Gozi Prinimalka, which researchers say has been targeted to hit at least 30 U.S. institutions, can circumvent many fraud-detection and prevention defenses. So what prevention steps should financial institutions take?
Imagine sitting in a bar, as a stranger snaps a photo of you, and then uses that image to find out who you are using facial recognition technology. It's the type of practice that the staff of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission wants to discourage.
Employing cloud computing services could help organizations defend against the type of distributed denial of service attacks that have temporarily crippled the online service of major American banks, says NIST's Matthew Scholl.
HSBC Holdings, a British multinational bank, is the 10th financial institution to suffer online outages as a result of a distributed denial of service attack in recent weeks. What was the impact of the attack?
BB&T Corp. confirms it's been hit by a DDoS attack, making it the ninth U.S. bank to be targeted in five weeks. The online outage at BB&T comes on the heels of the attack that hit Capital One on Oct. 16.