One Quarter Of Enterprises Admit To Intrusion Attempts: Survey

From The Security Pipeline:

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<!-body->One in four enterprises have been victimized by intrusions into their networks and servers in the last two years, according to a VanDyke Software-commissioned survey. More than 40% of these companies

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Security awareness training: How to educate employees about spyware

From Bank Info Security:

We all know the threats posed by spyware to enterprise networks: user ID and password theft, financial loss, productivity drain, intellectual property theft. Security practitioners have two defenses at their disposal: the human and the technical. While the technology for combating spyware is improving, antivirus vendors

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10 Security Myths That Need To Be Put To Rest

From Security

One of the nice things about security is that there’s a lot of information out there. In fact, just about everyone has a favorite theory, a pet practice, or even a set of guidelines that will tell you what to do to be safe.

Problem is, not all of those practices will really improve security in your enterprise, and some

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FFIEC Releases Guidance on Authentication in Internet Banking Environment

From the FFIEC (Web Site) Press Releases:

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today released updated guidance on the risks and risk management controls necessary to authenticate the identity of customers accessing Internet-based financial services. The guidance, Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment, was

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Banking: The Many Costs Of Risk

From: TechWeb Business Technology Site

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<!-body->Financial institutions are grappling with complex data-integration issues as they aim to comply with the Basel II framework, an international agreement that

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Addressing the Human Security Vulnerability


So, you have the best firewall, intrusion-detection and antivirus systems technology has to offer. Yet, despite your Fort Knox approach, you’re still hit with security breaches and the occasional malware du jour. One reason for this may be the lack of motivation by your workers. Unlike owners, they don’t have a direct

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FFIEC to Require Strong Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment


The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has issued the attached guidance, "Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment." For banks offering Internet-based financial services, the guidance describes enhanced authentication methods that regulators expect banks to use when authenticating

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Your Web Site Was Spoofed...Now What?

From Bankers Online…

One of the more effective tools used by scam artists in phishing and pharming attacks is the "spoofed" Web site. The look and feel of a legitimate site - often a financial institution’s site, but any Web commerce site will do - is copied, and the customer is fooled into entering information such as an Internet banking username

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Another data security bill in the works

From C/Net.Com…

WASHINGTON-Yet another new piece of federal legislation aimed at cracking down on breaches of sensitive personal information could appear by week’s end.

Rep. Mike Castle, a Delaware Republican, said at a Visa cardholder security conference here that he plans to introduce "in the next couple of days" a revised version of the bill

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79% of Companies at Risk by Employees Online

Sophos lists the ‘sinful seven’ online activities that employees find hard to resist

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A survey1 carried out by Sophos, a global leader in protecting organizations against viruses, spyware and spam, has revealed that 79% of IT professionals believe that employees are putting their companies at risk by failing to act

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Is the End of Cash at Hand?

From Bank Systems & Technology Online…

From Bluetooth-enabled cell phones to iPods, consumers are embracing the next generation of technology products like never before. And this growing comfort with digital and wireless technologies may be largely responsible for the recent upswing in e-payments. Of course, the trend has not gone unnoticed by the

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