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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
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
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
There are many options available for Web Application Firewalls in today’s marketplace. Selecting the right one for your organization can be difficult and costly. Vendors claim their products are the best, fastest and most secure, including Fortinet. The only reliable way to evaluate the many solutions is to put them in side-by-side real world testing to see how they perform. That’s where NSS Labs excels with their own lab facilities and comprehensive testing methodologies. In its first-ever WAF public test, Fortinet’s FortiWeb-1000D web... [Read More]
by RSS Mark Byers  |  Oct 01, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Recently, IDC released their latest forecast and vendor share report of the "Worldwide Web Security 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares." According to IDC, the worldwide Web security market reached $2 billion in 2012. It's worthwhile to note that this is a highly competitive field with a lot of vendor offerings in this space. And why? Because Web security plays an important role in any organizations' "defense in depth" posture. As IDC defines it, Web security includes such products as URL filtering, web antimalware, web application... [Read More]
by RSS UnAttributed  |  Aug 08, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends