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.

This report reviews the existing privacy laws, identifies cybersecurity threats, and helps guide internal discussions on how to evaluate risks. 

2020 Cybersecurity Trends

Javelin Report
Date: December 3, 2019
Author(s): Sean Sposito
Research Topic(s): Fraud & Security, Cybersecurity
Financial institutions (FIs) are driving towards a future where there’s little difference between online and offline banking. In that world where the edge of a firm’s business is better defined by an omni-channel experience than just its brick-and-...
Behavioral biometrics is quickly emerging as a useful means of lowering fraud losses. The technology pulls data from the gyroscopes of smartphones, monitoring and measuring the rates of keystrokes, among other techniques, to accurately ensure...

Security Startups: Innovative Approaches to Detection

Javelin Report
Date: October 25, 2019
Author(s): Sean Sposito
Research Topic(s): Cybersecurity
For financial institutions (FIs) and payment companies, identifying cybersecurity startups to partner with can be among the most challenging tasks inherent in network defense. Unlike large established vendors, smaller, younger firms have the agility...

Solving the Evolving Fraud Problem Through Fusion

Date: September 24, 2019
Research Topic(s): Fraud & Security, Cybersecurity
This original report, sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, outlines the specific motivations, frameworks, and technologies used by collaborative fraud and security teams inside financial institutions, merchants, and payment service...
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...

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