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How Your Own People Pose a Threat to Financial Services Cybersecurity

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...

By Bill HoganAugust 10, 2017

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How Financial Services Network Security Strategies Have Recently Evolved

Network security has become increasingly complicated for financial services providers due to the popularity of the Internet of Things (IoT) and consumer desire to access valuable data on various mobile devices.

By Bill HoganAugust 03, 2017

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The Cybersecurity Threats Presented by Financial Services Remote Employees

Security and IT professionals at large enterprises across all industries are faced with the daily task of having to secure an expanding attack surface. Vulnerable points of entry used to live within the organization’s walls, where firewalls and inline security tools could protect them. But networks have now evolved into a constantly evolving, borderless environment thanks to cloud usage, the Internet of Things (IoT), and an increasingly mobile workforce. Technological advances, paired with a surge of digitally savvy employees flooding the...

By Bill HoganMay 12, 2017

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Staying Compliant in Financial Services and How Cybersecurity Solutions Can Help

Today’s cybersecurity threats target all parts of the network and nearly every device attached to it, making the potential threat landscape virtually boundless. When you pair technically skilled criminals with the attractiveness of financial data, trying to keep information safe is a constant battle. With this in mind, organizations like the SEC and FINRA have developed initiatives to help guide the financial services industry towards success, and at the same time, to also hold breached organizations accountable if they were inadequately prepared. SEC...

By Bill HoganApril 27, 2017

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4 Financial Services Cybersecurity Pain Points and How Security Fabric Can Assist

The cloud, Internet of Things (IoT),  mobility, and big data analytics are four primary trends that are driving change, and financial services organizations are being tasked to keep up. While digital business is simplifying life for the users of financial services, companies are being forced to deal with these trends’ impact on the makeup and footprint of their security solutions. The need for an architecture and strategy that is fully suited to support these trends is paramount to success. As a result, today’s financial services...

By Bill HoganApril 14, 2017

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Outsmart the Bad and Safeguard The Good: Data Loss Prevention Strategies

Preventing the loss of critical or sensitive data has been an issue for as long as there has been proprietary information and intellectual property. But recent developments both in regulatory requirements and in the evolution of network infrastructures, including BYOD, virtualization, sophisticated applications, shadow IT, and cloud environments, make it imperative that organizations take a new look at how they control and protect critical data. Most of the time, data loss is unintentional, attributed to employees that unknowingly violate security...

By Bill McGeeApril 06, 2016

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Q&A With CompTIA - Lessons For the Channel In IT Security

The non-profit Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) issues a semi-annual study on Trends in IT Security, which looks at what is happening in the security market and ways end users and channel firms should be adjusting to the new security reality. CompTIA interviewed 291 IT channel executives and professions in October 2014. Among the most notable findings is that nearly half of all channel firms (48%) say they do not get inquiries from clients or take action as a result of major security breaches. At least one in three channel...

By Esther SheinMay 28, 2015

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Security 101: Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Preventing an organization's most valuable and critical information from walking out the door is one of the biggest challenges facing IT and security administrators. It's also a pain point that routinely keeps them up at night. Perhaps most of the time, data loss is unintentional, attributed to employees that unknowingly violate security policy or attempt to get around e-mail based security solutions by using a personal Web-based e-mail, IM or online file sharing application to transmit sensitive documents. That said, the consequences of lost...

By Stefanie HoffmanOctober 09, 2013

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Security 101: Application Control

Gone are the days when Application Control was considered a luxury. Or even a kind of security value-add. In fact, it's safe to say, that for any business with an Internet connection the ability to secure and manage applications is not only a necessity but an inherent component of IT infrastructure. That said, Application Control has come a long ways since its inception. And it's had to. Its rapid evolution is driven, in part, by the fact that security solutions for other components in the network have already reached their stride. Many firewalls,...

By Stefanie HoffmanSeptember 25, 2013

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Advanced Threats and the Inbox: Trends in Email Security

While an invaluable communication tool, email remains one of the most effective and reliable threat vectors around. The reason? It still works. It's no secret email is the gateway to sensitive customer information, crucial databases and other valuable data. Attacks that leverage email as the initial point of entry provide lucrative returns for their operators. The email security market has little room to be complacent. Email security continues to evolve to keep up with increasingly sophisticated, multi-faceted threats and counteract stealth malware...

By Stefanie HoffmanJuly 30, 2012