Security Intelligence Best Practices for the Financial Industry

Securing a financial organization’s applications, networks and data is more challenging today than ever before. Almost daily, you hear of a breach that exposes customer data, damages or otherwise compromises back-end systems, or simply makes an organization’s online presence unavailable. Regardless of the cause of these breaches—be it a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, data theft, information disclosure or something else altogether—the victims almost always incur a significant loss to brand, customer confidence or even revenue itself. Bottom line is, if your business is responsible for keeping people’s money safe, your business can’t afford to fall victim to cyber-attacks.

But how can financial organizations stay ahead of increasingly diverse and effective cyber threats and actors?

While there are multiple ways to stay ahead of threats, the need for proactivity is a fundamental requirement, and proactivity requires advance notice. Security intelligence in context is the key to garnering the advance notice that can make all the difference when determining how to respond to a cyber threat.

Security intelligence best practices can help financial organizations move from a reactive to a proactive security approach, and make better-informed resource allocation decisions by helping them:

  • Understand the various levels of threats their organization faces
  • Proactively hunt for vulnerabilities and anticipate attacks
  • Narrow their focus to only relevant threats
  • Support incident-response investigations for incidents that have already occurred


To learn more about best practices for integrating threat intelligence into your financial organization’s security operations, download our white paper: Security Intelligence Best Practices for the Financial Industry.


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