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.

Reducing the Noise of AI in Cybersecurity

Javelin Report
Date: June 1, 2020
Research Topic(s): Cybersecurity
This report covers cybersecurity use cases where AI can help, attacks on machine learning algorithms, pitfalls to avoid, and a list of questions to help cybersecurity leaders evaluate AI solutions.

Cybersecurity Implications of Digital Payments

Whitepaper
Date: April 21, 2020
Research Topic(s): Fraud & Security, Cybersecurity
Financial service providers engage in a continuous tug of war between delivering frictionless payment experiences and protecting the data required to enable commerce. Cybersecurity requirements can be considered a hindrance to growth,...
COVID-19 has triggered an international response that is unprecedented in terms of how enterprises engage during a pandemic. Until recently, such an event was largely a fictional exercise of documenting what might occur and business continuity...

Asymmetrical Security Threats of Banking in the Cloud

Whitepaper
Date: March 17, 2020
Research Topic(s): Fraud & Security, Cybersecurity
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...
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

Whitepaper
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. 

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