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SWIFT demands action from members as threat of cyberheists looms large

Under siege from hackers looking to steal hundreds of millions from its user base, the financial messaging services provider known as SWIFT has been pressuring, cajoling and even threatening its member banks to deploy better defenses and share cyber intelligence. With a corporate customer base that includes banks in developing countries with inferior cyber defense…

Ethical hackers: A question of choice

Traditionally, ethical hackers disclosed their findings for a nod and, perhaps, a bug bounty. With stakes only getting higher, might they be lured with big payouts from questionable sources? Greg Masters reports. It seemed like an anomaly in August 2016 when news broke that a group of security researchers at MedSec, a Miami-based startup cybersecurity research…

Anonymity: cybersecurity’s double-edged sword

The ability to remain undetected while committing computer network intrusions provides the raison d’être for the IT security professional. This cat and mouse game keeps millions of professionals and hackers employed because attackers successfully cover their tracks on a daily basis, experts tell SC Media.  It’s no wonder the hacktivist collective called themselves “Anonymous” when…

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