Cybersecurity in the financial sector - today’s state of play

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The modern-day bank heist is Data theft

It’s been said there are three types of financial organisations - those who have been breached and know it; those who have been breached and don’t know it; and those who have yet to be breached. These Data breaches can be by a hacker, a criminal group, a nation state, or even a malicious insider. But, regardless of how it happens, it’s been proven that it will happen. That’s why you need a Data security solution that does more than just check a box for compliance.

The (im) practicalities of identifying sensitive Data

Two things are no longer practical - determining what Data is most valuable, and mitigating all types of threats. These days, personal information is everywhere, compliance is critical, and even seemingly harmless Data could be dangerous in the wrong hands. The threat landscape has also grown so big that ‘fire-fighting’ is no longer effective. Add in a pandemic, and we’ve reached a tipping point – ALL Data matters and protection needs to be re-evaluated for the constantly changing ‘new normal’.

Organisational evolution has created a complicated IT patchwork

As a result of ongoing mergers and acquisitions, as well as the nature of having a large number of different corporate entities spread across a wide range of jurisdictions, the financial sector tends to have numerous legacy IT systems and complex IT infrastructures. As a result of these practical realities, IT professionals in the financial industry are forced to be reactive instead of proactive, security loopholes are increasing at an alarming rate, and the real risks are often not addressed with compliance.

Proactive security solutions for the financial sector

Financial institutes may have been around for centuries, but with an influx of personal and unstructured Data, and an evolving work environment, the risk of a Data breach is higher than ever. You need cybersecurity solutions that are proven, simple, and comprehensive, and we’ve got you covered
SecureAge Security Suite
The SecureAge Security Suite
Whether your Data is sitting on a legacy, embedded, or cloud system, it does not sit idle. The truth is, when Data is moved out of its expected storage location, and even when it’s in-use, it no longer benefits from the security controls you’re likely to have in place - and that’s a compliance red flag! That’s why the financial sector needs The SecureAge Security Suite.
Data Diode System
SecureAge Data Diode System
Tighter Data security measures does not have to mean detaching yourself from the world. With our integrated Data Diode System, financial institutions can stay connected and securely move files across open and closed networks. The SecureAge Data Diode is a perfect companion to our Security Suite for a one-stop, complete solution.

100% Data security and network protection

With the SecureAge Security Suite and Data Diode System the financial sector can tick all four boxes - compliance, Data security, network protection, and the one that’s most forgotten - usability.

Complies with all Data privacy laws

It’s no secret that the GDPR has had the most impact on the financial services industry than any other sector. It is without a doubt the most important Data protection regulation to follow, but there’s also others. Our security solutions adhere to the California Privacy Bill, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the Gramm-Leach-Biley Act. The best part is our file-level approach means compliance is a natural output, not a separate time-consuming process.

Protects ALL files at-rest, in-transit, and in-use

The truth is, Data is most vulnerable when it’s accessible. That includes when it’s in-transit, and when it’s in-use. Unfortunately, this is where well- known volume-level encryption tools lose their effectiveness as they only provide security for physical hardware. However, protecting one Data state is simply not enough to claim Data is secure - the banking and finance industry needs a better solution. That’s why the SecureAge Security Suite protects files in all three states.

Secures across open and closed networks

Although air-gapped networks are common in the financial sector, comprehensive security approaches across them seem like a bridge too far. The SecureAge Data-centric lens, however, makes air-gapped security a reality; with the SecureAge Data Diode System you can securely move Data between open and closed networks and operate multiple air-gapped networks securely. This turnkey, auditor-friendly solution is available via a hardware or software-only approach.

Makes cybersecurity training a thing of the past

Amid an ever-evolving compliance landscape, it’s a challenge for the financial services sector to keep employees up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity skills. That’s why SecureData takes away the human-element and secures files at the most basic self-contained unit: the file-level. We know the most vulnerable threats are already inside your network and if the solution is not natural, your employees will create their own (non-secure) methods. Our solutions will help you avoid that.
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