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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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Q&A: How Fortinet is Helping Retailers Meet PCI DSS Requirements

With so many high profile security breaches of large retailers in the news recently, a hot topic everywhere is around PCI DSS, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. We recently spoke with Nirav Shah, Fortinet’s Director of Product Marketing – Enterprise Security, for his take on PCI DSS requirements, and how the FortiGate family of security products can help retailers secure their stores and meet these standards. A Q&A with Nirav Shah What is PCI DSS, and what do organizations need to do to comply with these requirements? PCI...

By John WeltonOctober 10, 2016

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If You're Not Being Audited and Pen Tested, You Should Be

You've invested in firewalls and your servers are patched. Clients are running updated anti-malware software and spam and phishing filters are turned up to 11 on your mail servers. Flash? Not running it. Role-based security measures? Implemented three years ago...of course. And BYOD? Only with approved AV and signed acceptable use and access policies. Your IT staff actually sleeps at night because you don't just have a security plan - You actually follow it. Unfortunately, the reality for most organizations is a bit different. Smaller...

By Chris DawsonAugust 26, 2015