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More Than 575 Million U.S. Payment Cards to Feature Chip Security in 2015

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 Nine of the country’s largest payment card issuers who participate in the Payments Security task force estimate that they will have issued more than 575 million chip-enabled payment cards by the end of 2015. 


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Banks are Starting to Use Vein Patterns for ATMs

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Poland has become the first country in Europe to introduce a network of "finger vein ID" cash machines.


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New York to Increase Assessment of Bank Cybersecurity Plans

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New York's banks will face new cybersecurity assessments carried out by the Department of Financial Services (DFS), under plans unveiled by Governor Andrew Cuomo.


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Recent Data Breaches Hit Nearly 80% of Banks, Financial Accounts

Headlines continue to highlight data breaches, especially those compromising payment, banking and personal data.
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The silver lining to the breaches, according to the ACI report, is that although data breach-related fraud has had a negative impact on banks’ and financial institutions’ bottom lines, more than 40 percent of respondents indicated that their customers have appreciated the proactive outreach and response to market events, which helps to keep financial institutions on the right side of customer satisfaction, rebuilding brand trust.


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US Financial Council Warns Banks about Rise in Cyber-Attacks

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The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) warned banks about rising cyber-attacks on their websites and their cash machines.


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Windows XP-Based ATMs Could Be Hackers’ Paradise

What could this mean for the banking and finance industry?
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A recent study shows that 95 percent of American bank ATMs still run on Windows XP, but Windows is discontinuing support (including security updates) of the XP operating system as of April 8, 2014.


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Banking Battlegrounds: Cyber and Physical Security Risks Today

What reporting strategies should your enterprise adopt?
By Ed Finkel
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How enterprises manage incidents outlines the strength and longevity of the business, and how they report vulnerabilities and adapt after a breach helps to stop incidents from reoccurring.


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Fraud Plot Foiled at Vatican Bank

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Two men with false bond certificates worth trillions of euros (dollars) tried to bluff their way into a Vatican bank in a foiled fraud plot.


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Bank ATMs Face End of Security Support

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An estimated 95% of American bank ATMs run on Windows XP, and Microsoft is ending tech support for that operating system on April 8.


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Difference in Focus Marks Difference in Fraud Rates Overseas, in U.S.

North American financial executives perceived an increase in the rate of online account takeover attacks compared to their global counterparts in 2013
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North American financial executives perceived an increase in the rate of online account takeover attacks (63 percent) compared to their global counterparts (50 percent) in 2013, but the actual rate of attempted and actual wire and automated clearinghouse (ACH) fraud related to account takeover is lower in North American financial enterprises than at the global institutions, according to an ACI Worldwide survey, Strategies to Prevent Attacks on Commercial Accounts.


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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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Security Magazine

September 2014

2014 September

In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
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