Archive for April, 2016

28 Apr
2016

Were the Panama Papers Revealed by A Whistleblower, Hacktivist, or Thief? Should it Matter to Security Professionals?

The Panama Papers have the world’s full attention. The pundits conjecture that the Prime Minister of Iceland stepping down from power due to revealed financial improprieties is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of a global financial scandal. Is this finally a case of a heroic insider at a

19 Apr
2016

SWIFT Messaging Is Under Fire – Is There Any Truth in It?

Identity Protection firms that are currently criticizing the SWIFT messaging system are being opportunistic. The SWIFT messaging standard only deals with passing information among banks to facilitate financial transactions—billions of dollars a day. SWIFT was not designed to address authentication and access controls of the networks themselves. If these ID