"Iran's intelligence operations against the United States, including cyber capabilities, have dramatically increased in recent years in depth and complexity," National Intelligence Director James Clapper says.
Security managers need the heads up from non-IT executives before they dismiss employees, some of whom might seek payback for their sacking by pilfering data or sabotaging systems, Carnegie Mellon University's Dawn Cappelli and Mike Hanley say.
Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt recognizes the need to battle online piracy to protect U.S. intellectual property but contends legislation before Congress to do just that would unacceptably curtail Internet freedom and increase cybersecurity risks.
Banks and credit unions are feverishly working to meet the FFIEC's authentication compliance deadline next year. But experts say institutions should be looking beyond the guidance, by making investments in cross-channel fraud detection.
Police say financial specialist Librado Wright spent months siphoning more than $500,000 from Wachovia Bank's customer accounts. But when he attempted to withdraw the funds, the bank had a surprise for him.
New research from Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute provides further evidence why IT security isn't just the problem of an enterprise's security organization but of its top non-IT leadership as well.