"A cyberattack perpetrated by nation states or violent extremists' groups could be as destructive as the terrorist attack on 9/11," U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says. "Such a destructive cyber-terrorist attack could virtually paralyze the nation."
DDoS attacks have existed for years. But the latest wave brings new threats to organizations. How should they defend against these attacks? Ashley Stephenson of Corero Network Security offers insights.
Regions Bank is the eighth U.S. financial institution apparently targeted by a DDoS attack believed to be waged by the hacktivist group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam. Experts say banks should brace for more attacks on the way.
SunTrust Banks is the seventh U.S. financial institution hit by a DDoS attack apparently orchestrated by the hacktivist group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam. The group is threatening to hit Regions Financial Corp. next.
Employment of IT security professionals in the United States is at an all-time high, our analysis of the latest U.S. government jobs data shows, but the growth in the profession isn't keeping pace with the demand for these skills in business and government.
RSA says 30 U.S. banks are potential targets of a massive Trojan attack, and alleged hacktivists say three more institutions will be hit by DDoS attacks this week. How must banks respond to the latest threats?
Delaware state information security officers recently convened for a day of meetings and training to better prepare for incidents in their individual agencies, an event state CSO Elayne Starkey compares to fire drills.
The hacktivist group known as Izz ad-Din al-Qassam apparently made good on its promise to take down Capital One's online presence. So what does this latest in a series of DDoS attacks mean for other banks?
In the wake of DDoS attacks aimed at five banks, and a fraud alert from FS-ISAC, U.S. banking institutions are taking several steps, including upping technology investments. What other actions are they taking?
"Any bug, beacon or backdoor put into our critical systems could allow for a catastrophic and devastating domino effect of failures throughout our networks," says Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence.