Banking Technology Connections: October 30, 2012
October 30, 2012
What if a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack happened to you? We see in this week’s articles that big banks are regularly being attacked and then facing serious issues with their online delivery channels as a result. We started asking ourselves the following questions: What if it happened to a community bank? Would it be ready for the onslaught of data? How would its customers react? While there is no way to avoid the attack, there are many ways to mitigate it both technically and in your customer outreach. Although the likelihood of an attack is low, it might be a good time to review your processes and make sure that if one does occur, you have done everything possible to avoid any potential inconveniences to your customers.
Interesting Articles of the Week
DDoS attacks against banks raise question: Is this cyberwar or just a ruse to hide theft?
Verizon Data Breach Report Highlights Insider Vulnerabilities (AOL)
Hacktivist Group to Temporarily Suspend Attacks on Banks
Majority of IT Departments Ignorant of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
Nine ways to thwart DDOS attacks
What's the latest financial cybercrime threat: Mobile device cloning
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