A wave of distributed denial of service attacks on banks raises the question: Should the owners of the nation's critical information infrastructure, when assessing risk, be held to a higher standard because society relies on them to function?
Online attacks aimed at major U.S. banks have helped to heighten industry cooperation and information sharing. But experts say not all attacks are equal, and understanding the motivation behind the attack is key.
The FS-ISAC's decision to increase the U.S. banking industry's cyberthreat level from "elevated" to "high" is way overdue, Aite's Julie McNelley and other experts say. Here's how banking institutions should enhance security.
If Congress banned the sale of computer wares from Chinese companies to prevent backdoor spying, components made in China would still make it to American shores through products sold by other vendors. Virtually all of them contain Chinese-made parts.
The continuing loss of data to China suggests that the federal government should carefully assess the cybersecurity implications associated with the expansion of Chinese cloud and mobile providers in the U.S.