As our reliance on networks continues to grow, the threats against them are growingly equally. A new Cyber Operations blueprint aims to address the problem, pointing organizations in the right direction.
"Most convenience stores are concerned about pay-at-the-pump skimming. But they can only focus on so much," says Gray Taylor, a security and compliance expert with the National Association of Convenience Stores.
Characterizing LulzSec as cyberterrorists, department officials confirmed that LulzSec appeared to have gained access to the e-mail accounts of at least seven department employees, with the pilfered information posted online by the group.
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council has formally released the long-awaited update to its "Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment" guidance. The new directives take effect January 2012.
The Final FFIEC Guidance has been issued and its main intent is to reinforce the 2005 Guidance's risk management framework and update the Agencies' expectations regarding customer authentication, layered security, or other controls in the increasingly hostile online environment.
The release of the list coincides with the issuance of the Common Weakness Scoring System that allows software makers to identify vulnerabilities in their programs and buyers to determine software they acquire is secure.
In a case weighing privacy vs. free speech, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a Vermont law that requires physicians to give their consent before information about their prescription-writing habits can be sold to help market prescription drugs.
Police in Beaverton, Ore., have asked for the public's help to identify four suspects who were caught on camera using fake payment cards allegedly created from details skimmed by fraudsters at area Michaels stores.