Cybersecurity Practice Area

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.

With every new headline it becomes increasingly obvious that cybercrime is on the rise.  Motivated by the growing use of digital banking and payments, criminals are targeting institutions’ websites, consumers’ digital devices and non-bank...
Development in digital banking and payments services for small businesses has lagged significantly behind consumer and commercial banking, leaving many business owners and operators managing their finances and paying suppliers on platforms that are...

2018 Payments Trends

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February 7, 2018 By: Rachel Huber
Over the past few years the payments landscape has experienced evolutionary change in an effort to adapt to growing demands from consumers, businesses, technology, and regulators. As we kick off 2018, Javelin’s Payments team has identified three key...
The financial services market is undergoing significant change to adapt to consumers’ mobile-first expectations. Much immediate effort in 2018 will focus on rolling out the Zelle person-to-person (P2P) network that some envision as the backbone of...

Impact Note: GDPR

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October 18, 2017 By: Al Pascual, Sean Sposito
On May 25, 2018, when the European Union’s landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is scheduled to take effect, few, if any, financial institutions will be confident they’re in full compliance, here or abroad. The sweeping mandate —...
Javelin’s 2017 Account Safety in Banking Scorecard analyzes the customer-facing security measures of 28 of the largest depository financial institutions in the US. Scorecard performance highlights many areas where financial institutions must focus...
In 2016, FIs were more vigilant about notifying their customers of fraud than ever before. That is the result of several contributing factors, not the least of which are new processes and increasing use of better technology. One of the most oft-...
As smartphones increasingly become a nexus for consumers’ financial lives, their value to fraudsters has risen accordingly. Mobile shopping, mobile wallets, and person-to-person (P2P) payments all offer new avenues for fraud, and much of the next...
Bitcoin — and by extension its blockchain — has captivated the financial industry. On paper, a private version of the virtual currency’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) could be a common-sense replacement for an array of traditional networks...
Javelin’s latest Future Trends report is making a notable departure from previous editions. We want our clients to be alerted to upcoming trends over a longer time horizon to be better prepared to address these challenges and opportunities. The...

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