Cybersecurity Research

Mitigate security threats against customers and the enterprise

Financial institutions and their customers are under constant attack as criminals attempt to compromise accounts, personally identifiable information and even intellectual property. FIs have their profitability and reputations at stake. Javelin helps financial institution clients devise effective strategies for securing data and systems in a constantly evolving threat environment.

The popular conversation around ransomware has shifted from detection to remediation. Hospitals, municipalities, and other victims frequently end up paying their extortionists through third parties promising data recovery services. 
This report outlines the types of cloud services FIs are adopting, as well as the perceived security threats that accompany such applications.

Ending the War on Cash - New Product and Security Considerations

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Date: May 6, 2019
Research Topic(s): Payments, Cybersecurity
Join Krista Tedder and Sean Sposito as they exam the need for new cash focused technology and how to secure the emerging threats.
This report spotlights several new and innovative vendors based on a select set of criteria. The firms had to have marketed themselves to financial services clients; be considered an early-stage company (no more than B-Series funding); offer an...

The Small Bank Security Leadership Shortage

Javelin Report
Date: March 14, 2019
Author(s): Sean Sposito, Al Pascual
Research Topic(s): Cybersecurity, Fraud & Security
When questioned about their top priorities, security professionals inside small banks and credit unions often cite, protecting their retail banking clients. But when compared to their larger peers, they are generally less prepared to do so. At least...
Join Krista Tedder and Mark Schwanhausser as they examine the challenges and rewards of launch card controls.
This report will break down into two categories the risks that ATMs face: logical attacks that focus on the weaknesses embedded within the device’s software and operating systems, and physical ones that involve crooks breaking locks to cash...

2019 Cybersecurity Trends

Javelin Report
Date: January 15, 2019
Author(s): Sean Sposito, Al Pascual
Research Topic(s): Cybersecurity, Fraud & Security
Financial institutions are driving toward a future where there’s little difference between online and offline banking. In that world where the edge of a firm’s business is defined more by an omnichannel experience than just its brick-and-mortar...

Phishing Banks: Tactics and Implications

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Date: December 21, 2018
Author(s): Sean Sposito, Al Pascual
Research Topic(s): Cybersecurity
Join Javelin in conversation on how FIs and solution providers are responding to this evolving threat.

Phishing Banks: Tactics and Implications

Javelin Report
Date: November 15, 2018
Author(s): Sean Sposito
Research Topic(s): Cybersecurity, Fraud & Security
This report examines the concerns and attitudes of financial institutions regarding this crime of virtual deceit.  It also highlights and explores the solutions that FIs believe are most helpful in the fight against phishing.

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