M&As require integration of thousands of IT assets and systems onto a single, hybrid network, with unknown cyber-risks, and other complicating factors such as legacy systems or contrasting IT guidelines and security policy.
Cyber-attacks can leave companies more clued-up and prepared from a technology and process perspective on how to cope with the damage they inflict - and can spur on implementation of new technologies - including those using AI.
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At a cursory glance, the cryptocurrency landscape looks an awful lot like the old Wild West - lawless, volatile, open; no viable law enforcement in sight. But is there also a more positive side to blockchain technology?
Cyber-diligence can unveil under-investment in information security, that it contains hidden vulnerabilities and has evidence of compromise - which may be of strategic importance to a deal.
Venture capital investment in the cyber security sector in recent months.
Academics with innovative ideas in cyber-security that have potential for commercialisation are invited to apply for grants of up to £16k from Innovate UK, working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
A new variant of the disk wiping malware KillDisk is targeting financial firms in Latin America to wreak havoc without leaving so much as a note.
Adopt dynamic authentication of customers for each interaction they perform, and do it as seamless and frictionless as possible: use the mobile devices we all carry. Too much is at stake to rely on shared secrets' as safeguards.
Given the potential the impact a significant data leak could have on the valuation of a target company, M&A practitioners must appreciate that organisations should do whatever is necessary to preserve the value of their deals.
Saying that Terdot malware is a banking trojan is kind of like saying your computer is a giant calculator. Yes, that's essentially what it is, but it's also a whole lot more.
A quarter of financial service employee mobile devices have unpatched vulnerabilities, according to a recent Symantec report.
Enterprises seem to be getting the message, at last, that security posture cannot be measured by pocket depth as budgets get cut by a third.
A new family of ATM malware, dubbed ATMii, is using legitimate proprietary libraries and a small piece of code to cause the machines to spit out money and targets older Windows versions.
Banks face a new hybrid threat from hackers that has already netted criminals a cool £30 million, according to a new report.
Researchers find trading apps riddled with flaws despite transacting millions of pounds of shares
Positive Technologies' Timur Yunusov says ApplePay's security measures mean that on paper it appears to have the perfect defence. But that's not case.
KB Kookmin Bank, Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank, KEB Hana Bank, NH Bank and two other South Korean banks were reportedly threatened with DDoS attacks last week.
New report from security company Trustwave illustrates a wave of crime looking to steal payment information from those in the hospitality, retail and food and beverage industries.
The European Central Bank has announced it is looking to encourage information sharing between financial institutions, and the mandatory reporting of incidents appears to be a big part of its cyber-resilience strategy.
Report urges banks to focus on breach response readiness to mitigate GDPR risk as predicted number and levels of fines are exceedingly highs.
The European law enforcement organisation says that thanks to the malicious activities carried out by the group, 3,000 victims have lost roughly half a million Euros.
David Emm discusses the various types of tax scams and top tips for staying safe when managing tax affairs this year.
Israel Levy discusses ways companies can strike the delicate balance between employee productivity and cyber-security best practices for financial institutions.
The growing cyber-threat landscape makes protecting sensitive customer and company information vital, and it will only increase with GDPR coming next May.
Two recent cyber-theft campaigns targeting South Koreans employed a three-stage downloader framework that installed the Blackmoon banking Trojan on geo-targeted machines, according to a report Thursday from Fidelis.
Authorities from seven Southeast Asian nations recently collaborated on an operation that exposed regional threats including malware, ransomware, DDoS attacks, and spam campaigns.
Money-giant Mastercard has unveiled a new payment card which contains a fingerprint scanner for the purposes of verification.
Hackers launched an attack against Union Bank of India that was very similar to the attack Bangladesh bank heist that resulted in the theft of $81 million.
In the next year, 86 percent of financial services firms plan to increase the time and resources they spend on cyber-security.