This original report, sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, explores how geopolitical tensions affect financial institutions’ threat landscape, the state of cloud usage in financial services and what financial institutions need to do to prepare for a heightened threat scenario.

This research report was independently produced by Javelin Strategy & Research. Javelin Strategy & Research maintains complete independence in its data collection, findings, and analysis.


To assess how financial institutions are migrating to the use of cloud services and modernizing their payments infrastructure and capabilities, Javelin fielded three surveys covering different areas of responsibility within the enterprise.

Sample includes:

  • 300 banking decision-makers: Adoption of and concerns around cloud services, vendor selection considerations
  • 300 payments decision-makers: Adoption of and concerns around payments modernization, issues around faster-payments initiatives, key risks facing payments initiatives
  • 300 cybersecurity decision-makers: Use of outsourced security services, prevalence of breaches, type and location of data compromised, planned cybersecurity investment/initiatives