New payments technology, such as mobile and emerging e-commerce transactions, is posing challenges for PCI compliance, says the Standards Council's Jeremy King. What are the greatest risks to card security?
Another organized cyber-attack and subsequent cash-out scheme illustrates increasing risks to the U.S. payments chain. One fraud expert says this trend "is of grave concern" for banking institutions and their accountholders.
The participation of Microsoft and other software vendors in an operation to take down 1,400 Citadel botnets illustrates why more public-private collaboration is needed to tackle emerging cybercrimes, operation participants say.
As they develop mitigation strategies, organizations must keep in mind that all cyber-attacks, ranging from DDoS to phishing, ultimately aim to compromise data - and they virtually all are advanced and persistent.
An organization's security is only as strong as that of its partners, says Mandiant Director Charles Carmakal, who offers insight on common attack trends emerging from recent data breach investigations.