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As is the case across most of today’s industries, the latest IT technological advances like the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobility have all blurred the lines between traditional network boundaries, making them harder to secure by the day. Security challenges are escalating in part because there are an increasing number of network access points that can open doors to sensitive financial data. For example, many devices inside of today’s financial networks, such as routers and switches, are not security aware. Once these devices... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  May 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Blockchain is a technology that basically distributes a ledger. For those of you in the financial management world, you know a ledger as the trusted source of transactions or facts. The same is true with blockchain. But instead of existing in a large leather bound tome or in a financial management application, blockchains are managed by a distributed set of computing resources working together to maintain that ledger. Each transaction, or block within it, is linked together in an indisputable manner using public/private key encryption and internal... [Read More]
by RSS Keith Rayle  |  Mar 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The financial services industry was a primary target for cybercriminals in 2016, and due to the value of its data, it will remain in the crosshairs as we embark on 2017. As a result, financial services CIOs will be faced with security decisions and challenges that will likely keep them up at night. While this isn’t an exhaustive list of challenges CIOs will face in the coming year, we’ve outlined several challenges we believe nearly all financial services organizations will have to face in 2017. Let’s take a closer look. 1.... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Mar 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Technology integration in the financial services industry has opened opportunities that could only be dreamed of a few decades back. Around the turn of the millennium, we began seeing banks set up websites for internet-based banking, and about a decade later, mobile banking customers began tapping their smartphones to make payments at retail stores. Inside the walls of financial institutions themselves, employees are leveraging technology such as email and mobile devices to streamline processes and provide a better overall customer experience. Industry... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
IT teams in the financial services industry have historically invested in, and deployed, web application firewalls (WAFs) to comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). However, many of today’s data security professionals recognize that unprotected web applications have become attractive targets for cybercriminals looking for easy entry points into their networks. In fact, according to recent data, 83 percent of enterprise IT executives believe application security is critical to their IT strategy. Additionally,... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Jan 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In meeting with large financial institutions, the single biggest thing we keep hearing about is the need to simplify and consolidate their security infrastructure. As Financial Services has evolved from person-to-person transactions to a fully digital business model, the industry’s networks have evolved as well, become increasingly complex and more difficult to defend. During this evolution, as new threats have emerged, financial organizations have gone out and purchased a host of different security products, often from different vendors,... [Read More]
by RSS Bart Richards  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin for WordPress. It has been downloaded over 1 million times and over 30% of all online stores are now powered by WooCommerce. I recently discovered that WooCommerce is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. This XSS vulnerability is caused because the WooCommerce tax rates setting incorrectly processes user-supplied data. Remote attackers are tricking WooCommerce administrators into uploading a malicious CSV file that claims to provide required tax rate data for a particular country or region.. [Read More]
by RSS Zhouyuan Yang  |  Dec 16, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
The financial services industry is always looking at the latest trends to better protect their data. Read this post to learn what’s happening today. [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Nov 01, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The financial services industry is consistently under attack. Review this cybersecurity checklist to make sure your organization is prepared. [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Oct 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Insider security threats are commonly plaguing today’s financial institutions. Read this post to find out the most common threats. [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Sep 01, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News