Banking Technology Connections: August 21, 2012
August 21, 2012
Social Engineering for fun? That's exactly what happened at the DEFCON conferences a few weeks ago . ("How social engineering tricked Wal-Mart into handing over sensitive information".) One of the challenges during the week was getting a volunteer to perform a social engineering attack on a Wal-Mart manager in front of hundreds of attendees. Innocent enough for Walmart to simply ignore the attack. What if your Institution was selected? While no fraud was actually committed, the reputational effects can be fairly disastrous. How can you deter such attacks? Keep the Security Awareness training fresh and easy to understand. Follow the training up with some security alerts during the year...
Interesting Articles of the Week
Social Media and Banking: Sample Social Media Policy for Banks
How social engineering tricked Wal-Mart into handing over sensitive information
Another small biz finds out the hard way that it has no legal protection vs bank acnt draining malware.
These Five Factors Will Increase Mobile Banking Adoption, new post by John Moon.
Flame 2.0:Gauss Malware Targets Bank Credentials.
Hacker's Wreak Havoc On 'Wired' Writer's Digital Life: NPR.
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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
9/9/12 (Verona, NY)
IBANYS: Annual Convention
9/12/12 (Atlantic City, NJ)
NJ Bankers Association: Senior Manager Conference
9/13/12 (East Greenwich, RI)
ISACA RI: Software (In) Security – The Problem
9/13/12 (Newport, RI)
Maine Bankers Association: Annual Conference
9/13/12 (Jersey City, NJ)
ISACA NY: Third Party Risk Management Mini Summit
9/18/12 (Wisconsin Dells, WI)
Wisconsin Bankers Association: Technology Conference
10/17/12 (Marlborough, MA)
Massachusetts Bankers Association: IT Audit Training 2012
11/2/12 (Atlantic City, NJ)
NJ Bankers Association: BankHorizons
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