WLANs often have weaker configurations and authentication processes that make them vulnerable for attackers to penetrate and gain access to sensitive information. New guidance from NIST is aimed at helping organizations meet security challenges.
"The changes we propose in revision 4 are directly linked to the current state of the threat space - the capabilities, intentions and targeting activities of adversaries - and analysis of attack data over time," says NIST's Ron Ross.
Challenged by sophisticated threats and the complexity and cost of security, global leaders wonder: "Is my organization going to be the next breach headline?" IBM's Latha Maripuri discusses global trends.
"People appreciate being contacted when particular transactions look risky," says Peter Tapling, President and CEO of Authentify. "Out-of-band authentication provides the opportunity to do that in real-time, at very low cost to the institutions."
No one - not even a security vendor - is immune to cyber attacks. "It's not a question of if or when companies will face an attack, but how they're going to defend against it," says Symantec's Francis deSouza.