Is your bank on top of cybersecurity? 2 severe threats loom over financial institutions
Abstract: Increasing use of online and mobile banking technologies has made banks and their customers more vulnerable to cyberattacks than ever before. Most recently, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council outlined the steps banks should take to address two severe threats: 1) distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and 2) cyberattacks on ATM and card authorization systems. This article takes a look at these threats, and a sidebar examines the appropriate level of disclosure to shareholders regarding cybersecurity risks and incidents.