Sophisticated threats and targeted custom attacks continue to test the IT security hardiness of financial services institutions. Despite adhering to stringent compliance mandates, the financial sector is a high-value target for cybercriminals, cyber terrorists and enemy states.
Traditional security solutions are reactive, relying on incident detection or sifting through mountains of vulnerability data to manage threats. This results in unnecessary risk. To reach a balanced security strategy, financial services organizations need to be more proactive and focus on the most likely threats based on the combination of vulnerabilities, attack patterns, and known exploits. Attack intelligence allows investigation of multi-staged attacks that pivot across systems, devices and applications, revealing how chains of exploitable vulnerabilities open paths to your organization’s mission-critical systems and data.
The cost of breaches and pressure to stay ahead of potential attacks are fueling the need to: