In spite of all the news about advanced persistent threats and targeted hacks from nation-states, the most common security challenge facing enterprises today continues to be social engineering.
Successful hackers know the user is the weakest link in the security chain. Email phishing campaigns have proven to be...
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Assessing cryptocurrencies' role in the latest ransomware and malware attacks. Plus: Facebook's revised estimate on account details accessed by Cambridge Analytica.
The Secure Payments Task Force was established by the Federal Reserve Bank in 2015 in part to determine areas of focus and priorities for future action. Jim Cunha, a member of that task force, talks discusses how to advance payment system safety, fight fraud and ensure resiliency.
With the adoption of the EMV standard for payment cards, the associated card fraud has increasingly gone down. This has resulted in cyber criminals shifting focus to other forms of fraud such as gift card fraud and fraud related to online retail purchases which are processed as Card Not Present (CNP) transactions....
Department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor have suffered a data breach that apparently exposed details on 5 million payment cards. Cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory says the JokerStash syndicate - aka Carbanak gang - is selling the stolen card data.
Vendor risk management is becoming more critical as companies rely more on partners who have access to payment card data and other sensitive information, says Ramon Lipparoni, IT integration manager at ComAir, a South African airline. One critical step, he says, is conducting impromptu vendor audits.
Police have charged 20 Romanian and Italian nationals with running spear-phishing attacks that stole more than $1 million from online bank customers. Phishing remains a favored criminal technique for harvesting account credentials and cryptocurrency, as well as corporate secrets.
Security experts analyze the potential impact of recently announced changes to the PCI Security Standards Council's Qualified Integrators and Resellers Program that are designed to help smaller merchants prevent breaches.
States will not have the full range of much-needed cybersecurity practices and equipment in place for this year's U.S. midterm elections. But efforts underway might deliver many much-needed improvements in time for the 2020 elections, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tells a Senate committee.
Security hygiene can be poor, and criminals know it. Fraudulent activity costs are in the billions worldwide across industries, and over 16 million consumers in the US were victims of identity theft or fraud in the past year. Learning to onboard new data at the speed of the business will ensure your fraud team can...
Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy and Research discusses a new report that shows that while crypto wallets may be considered to be at the sharp end of payments innovation, the security vulnerabilities they face are much the same as those that already exist in digital banking and payments.
Digital channels have become a high-risk environment due to data breaches, phishing, malware, and social engineering attacks. Banks need to better serve their customers by overcoming these security concerns - especially in mobile.
To understand current trends in online and mobile banking fraud, the tools being...
The PCI Security Standards Council is offering 40 percent lower fees for participating organizations in nations with lower-income economies. "We want to encourage countries in Africa and South Asia to get engaged with us," Jeremy King, international director at PCI SSC, tells ISMG in an exclusive interview.
Penetration testing can help find vulnerabilities that aren't typically identified by scanning and other monitoring. But the testing comes with some risks, Duke Health CISO Chuck Kelser and pen tester John Nye explain in a joint interview.
Many banking institutions boast of being "digital first" and enabling "omnichannel banking." But are they fully aware of the new fraud risks they also are inviting? Kimberly Sutherland and Kimberly White of LexisNexis Risk Solutions discuss how to mitigate omnichannel fraud.