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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 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.
There are few shows that bring together more security vendors than UBM Technology Group’s annual Black Hat conference. Squeezed between BSides Las Vegas and DEF CON, the conference’s two days of briefings bring together thousands of attendees...
Despite warnings from academics, former intelligence community officials, and federal law enforcement, some security professionals at financial services companies harbor a willingness to attack their adversaries. Not necessarily to destroy outside...

The London Protocol

August 22, 2018
Amidst an increasing number of phishing reports involving digital certificates, several Certificate Authorities (CAs) have banded together. For the first time, these arbiters of digital trust are cooperating in an effort to proactively ensure the...
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that impacted roughly 87 million Facebook users, California lawmakers have quickly pushed through privacy legislation that could become a standard for how U.S. banks handle customer information.1 The...
Despite warnings from academics, former intelligence community officials, and federal law enforcement, some security professionals at financial services companies harbor a willingness to attack their adversaries. Not necessarily to destroy outside...
In late November 2017, Uber announced a previously undisclosed theft of data affecting roughly 57 million riders and drivers that had taken place roughly a year earlier. The ride-sharing startup said it had arranged $100,000 payment a year earlier...
This report examines the interest, trust, and doubts FIs have in bug bounty programs (initiatives that incentive vulnerability disclosure) and, more generally, vulnerability disclosure.
As foot traffic to branches dwindles and online financial services expands, there is no more important function for bankers to consider than the means by which customers securely access their online and mobile banking pages. Concurrently, big...
While most areas in retail banking have embraced the power of going digital, lending has been a clear laggard.  It is only over the last few years that lending has truly embraced the digital revolution. Spurred by threats from alternative...

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