Lessons learned from cyber attacks on banks might help the nation’s cyber defense. Dark Reading.com says that cyber attacks against banks are on the rise. The Internet Crime Complaint Center says cybercriminals stole or attempted to steal nearly a hundred million dollars in the first three quarters of 2009. Traditional bank robbers stole, on average, about $4,000; about $35 million total. Experts say security managers should look to what’s working, and what’s not working, for the banking industry. One tip – have a quarantine zone for any home computer or laptop that’s left the company’s premises until the security can be verified.
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