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Financial services in Asia Pac face regulatory driven scrutiny of cyber risk management

The evolution of the technology environment and related security threats is so fast paced it often seems businesses and regulators are playing an endless game of catch-up.

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Cybersecurity and Banking: 3 Trends to Watch in 2020

Banks have always been at the forefront of enterprise cybersecurity. Their enormous stores of cash and consumer data have made them a top target for hackers, and the threat of financial losses, regulatory consequences, and reputational...

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Get Ready For Ransomware Season

As retailers and consumers across the country begin gearing up for the 2019 holiday shopping season, hackers are also preparing for the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And all signs point to ransomware as their preferred method of...

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Control and Accountability: The New Watchwords for Regulatory Compliance

The regulatory environment is evolving rapidly as national and international regulatory bodies attempt to keep pace with changing business models, technology infrastructure and continuously escalating cyberthreats. 

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Third-Party Vendor Risk Management for Financial Institutions

The nature of financial services necessitates global connections and vast third-party ecosystems, with connections to millions of users and devices. This makes financial services firms a favorite target for cyber criminals, accounting for...

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New Study: Why Cybersecurity Breach Survivors Are Your Firm’s Most Valued Asset

No one wants to talk about their failures, especially in the cybersecurity realm where the stakes are high. But new insight from Symantec and Goldsmiths, University of London, finds that security professionals who have lived through a...

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CISO Education Requirements: Degrees, Training Courses, and Certifications

About 25 years ago, the evolution of the overall digital ecosystem necessitated the creation of the first CISO role. Now, 61% of companies have a CISO. 

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How DataOps is Transforming How Business Handles Data

You are building a mission-critical big data infrastructure. You have a team of talented software engineers who are dragged into internal meetings with various stakeholders and customers as data and product Subject Matter Experts. You have...

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Third-Party Risk Management Best Practices for Enterprise

Companies are becoming increasingly reliant on third-party relationships, and cyber attacks originating in the systems of third parties are on the rise.

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A Security Score vs. A Security Rating: What’s The Difference?

This post was originally published July 18, 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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BitSight Study: Just How Secure is the Business Services Sector?

Management consultants, accountants, public safety offices, marketing firms, and many more business and professional services organizations are high-value targets for cybercriminals due to the range of confidential client information they...

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Airbus Incident Shines Spotlight on Third-Party Vendor Security Risks

2019 has been a year of high-profile attacks, and, as we predicted, it’s only getting worse. That’s certainly the case for Airbus.

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3 Cybersecurity IT Risk Assessment Templates

This post was originally published January 21, 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness

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Financial Data Breaches 2019: Capital One, First American, Desjardins, More

Cyber attacks are occurring more frequently and banks, insurance companies, and other financial services firms are prime targets. Due to the nature of these businesses and the sensitivity of their data, financial firms are hit with...

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