Expect every new warning of cybercrime attacks, online espionage or the malware du jour to be slickly marketed, with the announcements carefully timed. But is this bad for either the information security community or attackers' victims?
The hacker community can be a cynical crowd, or perhaps a realistic one, that tries to make the best of the threats confronting society. CISO Dan Geer, for example, prefers to hire security folks who are, more than anything else, sadder but wiser.
Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute are developing a tool known as BlackForest that amasses information from the Internet to give organizations an early warning of a pending cyber-attack.
Financial institutions feel the pain of recent retail breaches, and they seek new ways to secure payments and fight fraud. But how can security leaders influence changes within their own organizations?
A low-tech campaign combines phishing, small-footprint attack code and Android malware to topple banks' security defenses in Switzerland and three other nations. Will the campaign extend to U.S., U.K., and beyond?
A new impersonation scheme is taking aim at business executives to perpetuate ACH and wire fraud, says Bank of the West's David Pollino, who explains steps institutions should take now to protect their customers.
Point-of-sale retail breaches are the rage, but they are just one cyber-crime trend on the mind of RSA researcher Uri Fleyder. What are the malware and mobile threats that organizations should monitor?
A security expert and average consumers respond differently to the eBay breach. As most customers retain a high degree of faith in online merchant security, the expert believes eBay committed a serious sin in its lack of strong authentication.
Check fraud remains the No. 3 source of losses for financial institutions, Information Security Media Group's soon-to-be-released Faces of Fraud survey shows. But fraud expert Wesley Wilhelm says behavioral analytics can help mitigate the risks.
Julie Conroy once was a financial services practitioner who subscribed to Aite Group's research. Today she is one of Aite's top fraud researchers. What was her career path, and what tips can she share?