Even as several states have put in place, or are proposing new laws barring employers from monitoring the social media activities of their employees, one Wall Street regulator is seeking exemptions to such rules for some financial services companies.
Specialty retailer Genesco faces an uphill battle in its precedent-setting US$13.3 million lawsuit against Visa USA, a Garner analyst said.
Though U.S. officials blamed Iran for an ongoing stream of distributed denial of service attacks against major U.S. banks, security experts say there's not enough evidence yet to assign blame.
A Maine construction company that sued its bank after losing $345,000 in an online banking heist settled its dispute after a protracted legal battle that raised questions about a bank's responsibility in protecting customer accounts against cyber fraud.
More DDoS attacks on banks, cyberwarfare, and targeted attacks could well be in store in 2013, security experts warn.
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.