Security Reading Room, Oct. 17, 2016

A look at some of the security thought leadership content we’ve been reading this past week:

Self-Checkout Skimmers Go Bluetooth (KrebsOnSecurity)

A look at one overlay skimmer equipped with Bluetooth technology that allows thieves to snarf swiped card data and PINs wirelessly using nothing more than a mobile phone.

Could New Payments Authentication Rules Scupper European Digital Single Market? (Politico)

We are just a few weeks away from a decision that could have significant impact on the future of e-commerce in Europe. To discuss the issues, Visa and the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) recently brought together a panel of experts and a capacity audience to discuss proposed new EU rules on electronic payments authentication or, put more simply, how we verify that the person who is paying is the right person. The clear consensus from the room was that the proposals of the European Banking Authority (EBA) on strong customer authentication won't improve consumer security or convenience. The bottom line is that they may hamper the creation of a Digital Single Market in Europe.

Giant Cyber Wargame With "Dark Scenario" of Power Cuts, Ransomware and Drones Reaches Climax (ZDNet)

More than 700 security experts from government agencies, banks, cloud companies, battle fictional cyber-foes.

How Is Russia Hacking Our Election? An Explainer (Vocativ)

And why does it look like WikiLeaks is helping?

Building a Threat Intelligence Program (Securosis)

Guidance for designing a program and systematically leveraging threat intelligence. This paper is all about turning tactical use cases into a strategic TI capability to enable your organization to detect attacks faster.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

Journalist. Family man. Blogger. History buff. Heavy Metal fanatic. Frequent traveler. As senior content strategist, Bill Brenner writes about all manner of security threats and how PKWARE's data encryption technology can help. On the side he writes a personal blog called The OCD Diaries, chronicling his experiences with OCD and other challenges, and opines about the big security stories of the day via the Liquidmatrix Security Digest.

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