Experts share mixed opinions regarding the seriousness of the Bash bug. However, all urge credit unions to patch vulnerable systems.
Before 2013, Distributed Denial of Service attacks seemed to many credit union executives as something the other guys worried about. The prevailing attitude was: We’re not on anyone’s radar. We aren’t on anyone’s enemies list. Why worry?
Obama executive order worth taking note of, even if specifics lacking for now.
These tricks are no treat: The hackers behind are capable of serious cyber looting.
We hope there’ll be enough IP addresses to go around for the next few decades; every device will have its own IP address, and we won’t run the risk of depleting the IP address bank any time soon.
Our networks are growing less well–defined, with more than one entry point and each access having a different level of trust. Securing this increasingly complex environment now takes some serious effort.
UTM, or unified threat management, seems to have become a misused term; anyone who puts together something more than a firewall in the same box calls it a UTM.
Whether your credit union is already using the cloud or is planning to do so during the next year, data security should be one of your main concerns.
Cloud computing is here to stay, with many credit unions either actively adopting or at least considering cloud computing at least in some form.
Pierluigi Stella,chief technology officer for managed security services specialist Network Box USA and our guest blogger, gets nitty-gritty regarding so-called next generation firewalls.