Partnering with an MSSP empowers your financial institution with top-tier security and compliance focused IT solutions.
We believe in proactive maintenance and monitoring of our partner’s IT environments, but even more so, we believe in being ahead of the curve. We constantly strive to improve our Security Stack in order to deliver the best toolsets to our partners.
We believe cybersecurity today is not only about the power of technology, it’s about the power of the people behind the technology. We constantly test ourselves, our processes, and technology to ensure that we are meeting the highest standards.
We offer regular security monitoring and easily digestible compliant reporting that can be delivered to you at whatever interval you request.
We provide robust, proven data backup plans that are regularly tested to give you peace of mind that even in a disaster, your data will be safe.
As a financial institution, we understand you have a lot of questions for the people who handle your IT. As a SOC 2 Type II Certified MSSP with 30+ years of experience, we have the solutions you’re looking for.
The financial industry faces numerous cybersecurity threats, such as data breaches, phishing attacks, ransomware, insider threats, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. These threats are often carried out by cybercriminals who try to steal sensitive information, such as account numbers, passwords, and personal information, which could be used for financial fraud or identity theft.
There are several best practices for managing cyber security risks in the financial industry, such as implementing multi-factor authentication, using encryption to protect data, conducting regular vulnerability assessments, implementing security policies and procedures, and conducting employee training. By taking these steps, financial institutions can reduce the risk of cyberattacks and protect sensitive financial information.
There are numerous regulations and guidelines that financial institutions must follow to ensure cybersecurity, such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) guidelines, and the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). These regulations and guidelines stipulate the minimum standards that financial institutions must comply with to protect financial data and systems.
Financial institutions use various tools and techniques to detect cyber attacks, such as intrusion detection systems, firewalls, and security monitoring software. Once an attack is detected, financial institutions respond by containing the attack, mitigating the damage, and restoring services as quickly as possible. They may also report the attack to law enforcement and regulatory authorities, and notify customers who may have been affected by the attack.
Employee training plays a critical role in ensuring cybersecurity in the financial industry. Employees are often the first line of defense against cyberattacks, which is why they must be knowledgeable about cybersecurity risks and best practices. The training should cover topics such as how to recognize phishing emails, how to create strong passwords, and how to report security incidents. By training employees, financial institutions can reduce the risk of human error leading to a cyberattack.
Financial institutions can mitigate the risks of third-party vendors and suppliers by conducting due diligence, such as assessing the vendor’s security controls and reviewing their security policies and procedures. They should also include security requirements in contracts with vendors, and monitor the vendor’s security posture regularly. By doing so, financial institutions can reduce the risk of a cyberattack resulting from a third-party vendor or supplier.
Financial institutions can leverage advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Big Data analytics to enhance cyber security. These technologies can help detect and prevent cyber attacks, reduce the risk of data breaches, and improve incident response times. Other technologies include biometric authentication, blockchain, and cloud security. By leveraging advanced technologies, financial institutions can stay ahead of the cybersecurity threats and protect sensitive financial information.