financial services


Even if the enterprise security team has a handle on its individual clouds, multiple secure clouds are not the same thing as a secure multi-cloud. This requires a single secure enterprise network that spans the data center (physical or software defined) and all the private and public clouds to which an organization subscribes. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Learn about the keynote sessions being delivered at Fortinet’s Accelerate conference, and the key takeaways for IT professionals across verticals. [Read More]
by RSS Mike Morgan  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
The use of Shadow IT is increasing thanks to SaaS. Learn the risks that shadow IT poses to financial services firms, and how to mitigate them. [Read More]
by RSS Nirav Shah  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are becoming increasingly common across the financial services industry. DDoS attacks occur when a portion of the network is targeted, typically at the networking, transport, or application layer, with a flood of requests that overwhelm network bandwidth, causing it to slow or crash completely.  [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
At the end of the day, complying with GDPR may very well simply turn out to be the right thing to do to protect the privacy and interests of all of an organization’s stakeholder communities. As a society, we simply can’t go on shrugging off data breaches that harm millions of people, often on multiple occasions in their lifetime. [Read More]
by RSS Patrick Grillo  |  Dec 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
With industry-specific compliance requirements driving security spending and deployment, it’s natural to assume that best practices for securing access to sensitive data are different from vertical to vertical. However, that assumption may be changing.  [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Nov 03, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The rhetoric surrounding mainframes and their uses in modern enterprises tends to be largely negative. Mainframes are seen by many as outdated legacy IT systems that are, or will be, obsolete in the near future as businesses increasingly move to the cloud. However, these notions are one-sided. The reality is that mainframe computing remains alive and well within many infrastructure-critical industries, including some of the largest organizations in the world. It’s reported that 71 percent of Fortune 500 companies still run much of their... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The financial services sector has unique security needs. Financial services firms are considered critical infrastructure by many governments, and therefore are bound by strict government cybersecurity regulations. They house highly personal information of their clients that has to be accurate and accessible at all times, as well as secure from new, sophisticated cyberattacks. Ensuring data security, accuracy, and compliance was simpler when there was a defined network that could only be directly accessed by bank employees. However, consumers... [Read More]
by RSS Trish Borrmann  |  Aug 25, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Because financial services organizations are at an inherently greater risk due to the sensitive nature of the data they store, and the often-monetary motivations of cybercriminals, they are keenly aware of the damage that can result from a data breach. Data shows that the financial services sector was the most frequently targeted industry in 2016, with attacks increasing 29 percent year-over-year. In light of these attacks, along with increased government regulations, financial services firms are ramping up their security measures. In fact, a... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
On the anniversary of the World Wide Web release to the public this week, we are taking a closer look at how web use has irrevocably changed and modernized some of the key industries shaping our lives today, and what this change means for our global cybersecurity. [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends