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US Financial Council Warns Banks about Rise in Cyber-Attacks

April 2, 2014

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?
April 1, 2014

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?
April 1, 2014

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

March 30, 2014

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

March 4, 2014

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
March 1, 2014

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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Would You Pass the Cyber Test?

About 200 banks in New York took part in a cybersecurity “exam” in which they were made to respond in real time to questions about their cybersecurity policies and procedures.
February 1, 2014

Late last year about 200 banks in New York took part in a cybersecurity “exam” in which they were made to respond in real time to questions about their cybersecurity policies and procedures. The test was designed to help the banks see how they compare with their peers in terms of being ready for attacks by cybergangs looking to break into their networks.


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Massive Data Theft in South Korea Highlights Financial Cybersecurity Weakness

January 20, 2014

The theft of information linked to 80 million South Korean credit cards, including salaries, monthly card usage, credit rating and card numbers, has sparked widespread public concern, as cardholders rush to bank branches and overload call centers and service websites to see if their information as stolen.


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Cisco Security Report Shows Unprecedented Growth of Advanced Attacks and Malicious Traffic

January 16, 2014

The Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report reveals that threats designed to take advantage of users’ trust in systems, applications and personal networks have reached startling levels.


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Experian: Identity Theft Rising, Detection Improving

November 20, 2013

Nearly half of financial frauds being uncovered involve criminals trying to use someone else’s stolen personal details, Experian warns. The credit checking company says that identity theft is a “significant and rising threat,” accounting for 46 percent of financial frauds detected this year – that’s almost double the rate of cases seen in 2012 (27 percent).


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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.

Podcasts

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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THE MAGAZINE

Security Magazine

April 2014

2014 April

In the April issue of Security magazine, read about integration partnerships and their growing success. The Boston Marathon bombing has changed the way integrators look at security for sporting events, see where they are one year after the tragic incident. Read about the 2014 RSA conference and this year's theme of "Threat Intelligence. Also, read about the latest products and news in the security industry.

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