The financial world is the number one target of cybercrime. The Internet has provided attackers with unprecedented access to data, technology and networks. Most importantly, criminals are constantly improving their ability to bypass the latest defenses. These attackers are attempting to steal financial assets, acquire customer identities, and capture important financial data. They’re doing whatever they can to gain knowledge of confidential transactions, both current and pending, for profit.
Even though the great majority of financial networks have very limited access, the proliferation of mobile devices and mobile employees has provided new opportunities for cybercriminals.. Even worse, specialized attacks against financial operations have focused on devices such as ATM’s with very visible success. Financial services customer data has always been coveted by cyber attackers, and they’re relentless in their efforts to acquire and exfiltrate it.
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