Security teams struggling to detect signs of threats hidden in mountains of data are attracted to big data analytics. But experts advise security professionals to take an incremental approach, starting out with smaller projects.
Russian authorities have reportedly arrested a man believed to be the author of the Blackhole exploit kit, widely used by cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities in Web browsers and other software to infect user computers with malware.
Face-to-face and over-the-phone social-engineering schemes are increasingly used to perpetrate fraud, highlighting the need for more education and real-time transaction monitoring, says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
Organizations in all sectors should take steps now to avoid security and operational risks associated with Microsoft's plans to discontinue support of the Windows XP operating system next year, security experts say.
Knowledge-based authentication is no longer reliable, says fraud expert Avivah Litan, an analyst at Gartner. She explains why so-called behavioral authentication is the only reliable way to verify users.
Learn how the partial government shutdown is hampering a wide variety of important Department of Health and Human Services programs, ranging from patient privacy protection to disease outbreak detection.
The United States should be prepared for a dramatic increase in card-not-present fraud as cards using the EMV standard are widely deployed, says card fraud prevention expert Julie Conroy of Aite, who describes the reasons why.
IT leaders at state health insurance exchanges, as well as at the federal level, were fine-tuning their systems this week as consumers had trouble accessing the exchanges or completing applications for health plan coverage.
Mitigating card risks associated with retail malware attacks and POS vulnerabilities is a focus of updates to the PCI Data Security Standard, say Bob Russo and Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council.
Too many organizations are spending far too much money on gathering big data that they cannot put to good use, such as for fraud prevention, says IDC analyst Jerry Silva, who stresses that investments must have strategic value.