Banking Technology Connections: July 31, 2012
July 31, 2012
In this edition of the BTC, we are welcoming home our staff who attended the Blackhat/DefCon conferences last week. For those not familiar with this event, it started back in 1993 and is designated as the oldest running hacker convention in the world. It's a great opportunity for us to see the latest trends in threats from some of the most sophisticated hacker minds.
In two of the articles this week, we see a focus on threats affecting smartphones ("Researcher wows Black Hat with NFC-based smartphone hacking demo") and Java ("Java is becoming an increasingly popular target for hackers; research at Black Hat"). These are two areas that should be top of mind for anyone responsible for bank information systems. While you might be able to regulate smartphone access to the network (although that is getting more difficult every day), Java is obviously a necessity. Take a read and stay tuned for our report from last week's conference!
Interesting Articles of the Week
Researcher wows Black Hat with NFC-based smartphone hacking demo
How many bankers does it take 2 send a Tweet? Discussion of red tape banks face leveraging Social Media
Java is becoming an increasingly popular target for hackers; research at Black Hat 2012
Bank customers are coming to branches less, bankers turning to computers for behavioral insights
Laptop Theft Sparks Re-Emphasis of Encryption
Today's post looks at ATM skimmers thin enough to be slid into the machine's card acceptance slot
Banks Deploy Artificial Intelligence to Deepen Understanding of Customers
Banks Warm to Data Breach Insurance As Market Evolves
Do you have an article that you would like to share with the group? Let us know and we will add it to the list! Did you miss a newsletter? Check out past newsletters here.
8/8/12 (New York, NY)
ISACA NY: HG65: How to Audit z/OS with USS, TCP/IP, FTP, and the Internet
8/13/12 (Bedminster, NJ)
NJ Bankers Association: Annual Golf Outing
8/23/12 (Nashville, TN)
FMS: Managing Technology in Financial Institutions
9/7/12 (Bretton Woods, NH)
NH/VT Bankers Association: Annual Conference
9/7/12 (Marlborough, MA)
MA Bankers Association: 2012 Risk Managers Forum
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