Security measures within the financial sector have evolved dramatically. But with more security measures in place, there are arguably more elements to infiltrate. In response, banks and financial institutions require tailored and sophisticated security to support their systems and people, and to defend against an onslaught of complex and aggressive cyber-attacks. Not only must security compliance within the financial sector be tenfold, but it is essential that security precautions evolve, to mirror the growing threat landscape.

This paper includes:

An examination of a real-life attack on a large financial client.
An exploration of the current threat landscape within the financial sector.
The techniques criminals use to bypass financial security controls.
An analysis of the five greatest threats to financial organisations.
Recommendations on how to improve security and to safeguard data.