Cyber threat to Wall Street not high, according to experts


As word spread about a cybersecurity warning for the financial sector, several groups charged with monitoring and coordinating preparedness and response maintained that such a threat remained at its lowest level.

In fact, several groups had reduced the warning level from guarded to low just before the government went public with its warning.

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center listed the lowest possible level of threat for cyberattacks on financial institutions, while stating that the risk of physical attacks was elevated. An elevated, or yellow rating, is in the middle of five-tiered systems used by several groups that assess the risk of attacks. Cyber threat to Wall Street not high, according to experts - Security - www.itnews.com.au

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