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Connectivity Counts: Why Smaller FSIs Worry about Secure, Remote Access

Posted by James Locus on Oct 27, 2020

Nimble but Smaller FSIs Adapt to Change Quickly, but Have Fewer Resources 

Not every financial service institution (FSI) is the size of a global bank with hundreds of thousands of workers. Frequently, boutique investment firms, insurance providers, and regional or local banks have only a fraction of the workers of their larger counterparts.

 

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Tags: financial services, remote access, VPN, split tunneling, FSI

Financial Institutions Care about Fast Deployments

Posted by James Locus on Oct 20, 2020

FSIs Are Under Siege

Large financial services institutions (FSIs) supporting thousands of workers have had to accelerate their plans for remote working since March 2020.

 

In our conversations with FSIs during that period, various themes have emerged that tell a story of an industry at war on multiple fronts and why their security strategies against cyberthreats might not be enough.

 

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Tags: banking, financial services, deployment, speed, fast

Phishing & Whaling at FS-ISAC

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 22, 2017

Exhibiting at the recent FS-ISAC Annual Summit 2017 at the Dolphin Convention Center (which could have doubled as a meat locker at times because it was so cold, while other times it could have been a large sauna it was so hot and steamy!), there was a mini-monsoon outside at one point. It was like Mother Nature was mimicking the downpour of cyber attacks confronting the financial services players at the event. It was a deluge! 

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, isolation, ransomware, credential theft, financial services, drive-by exploits, spear-phishing, cyber attacks, FS-ISAC Annual Summit 2017

Going Phishing During Tax Season

Posted by Jay Kelley on Mar 15, 2017

 

You’ve probably heard about businesses that have fallen victim to successful spear-phishing attacks leading to the theft of employee W-2s. But, the IRS began warning tax professionals in January they are under attack, too!

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Tags: phishing, security, credential theft, financial services, spear-phishing

Credit Unions Choose Isolation to Prevent Extortion through Ransomware

Posted by Guthrie Troise on Sep 29, 2016

 

Credit unions, community banks, and global financial services firms have one thing in common – ransomware risk. We have seen a significant uptick in Menlo Security Isolation Platform (MSIP) deployments across the financial sector to address this risk and other threats. This week, our team is at the Credit Union National Association Technology Council Conference (#techopss2016, @CUNA) talking about how isolation can prevent ransomware. 

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Tags: ransomware, banking, financial services, @CUNA, #techopss2016, #creditunions

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