A day after Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters announced plans for a second wave of DDoS attacks, SunTrust, Bank of America and PNC experienced intermittent site issues, and U.S. Bank acknowledged the new threat.
The recent wave of DDoS attacks against top U.S. banks is a wake-up call for organizations that are ill-prepared to fight against such an attack. NIST's Matthew Scholl offers strategies to mitigate the threat.
When it comes to fighting DDoS attacks, institutions must understand the threats against them, says Bill Wansley of Booz Allen Hamilton. Varying attack vectors require different modes of detection and prevention.
A denial of service attack may pose less immediate risk than a data breach - but it's trickier to respond to, says attorney Ronald Raether. What tips does he offer to organizations targeted by DDoS attacks?
Online attacks aimed at major U.S. banks have helped to heighten industry cooperation and information sharing. But experts say not all attacks are equal, and understanding the motivation behind the attack is key.
The FS-ISAC's decision to increase the U.S. banking industry's cyberthreat level from "elevated" to "high" is way overdue, Aite's Julie McNelley and other experts say. Here's how banking institutions should enhance security.
Financial institutions are now at high risk of cyberattack, according to the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center. What can institutions do to protect themselves from new threats?