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Phishing and Cybercrimes in Financial Services

My last blog discussed the benefits of data encryption and application programming. This blog dives into the cybercrimes of phishing and the signs it’s happening. Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone, or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing […]

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Data Encryption and Application Programming in Financial Services

Previously, I outlined the how and why of server and endpoint protection. This blog will discuss the benefits of data encryption and application programming. Data Encryption All of a firm’s data should be encrypted both at rest (stored on media) and in flight (in transit on the network). This provides the best protection from a […]

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Server and Endpoint Protection in Financial Services

My last blog explored network infrastructure and proactive measures to take to keep the network secure. This blog analyzes the how and why of server and endpoint protection. In a network context, an endpoint is defined as any computing device that communicates with a network to which is it connected. It includes all of a […]

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The Importance of Network Infrastructure in Financial Services

Previously, I analyzed the risk of a cyberattack in financial services. This blog explores network infrastructure and proactive measures to take to keep the network secure. While firewalls have been the cornerstone of network security for years, there are newer, much more capable devices now available. These next-generation firewalls (NGFW) are capable of performing the […]

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Initiating a Data Governance Program in Financial Services

Previously, I discussed the components needed to design a data governance strategy. This post will describe in detail, how to initiate the data governance program. The first step in implementing an enterprise data governance program is conducting a comprehensive assessment of all data related policies, processes, standards, repositories, and usage. Determining the major pain points […]

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[Guide] Mitigating Cyberattacks in Financial Services

Cyberattacks and data breaches in financial services firms are more common than in any other industry. In fact, financial services firms fall victim to cybersecurity attacks 300 times more frequently than businesses in other industries and the rate of breaches in the industry has tripled over the past five years. Cyberattacks also cost financial services […]

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Implementing Chatbots in Financial Services

Previously, I discussed chatbot technology in the financial services industry. This post outlines the benefits of implementing chatbots to enhance the customer experience. Many firms begin their foray into chatbot technology by replacing or augmenting internal service desks. Functions such as information security password resets, IT software installation requests, and HR inquiries are typically the […]

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Components of a Data Governance Strategy in Financial Services

Previously, I analyzed the types of data in a governance program for financial services companies. In this post, I discuss the components needed to design a data governance strategy. A comprehensive program to manage data consists of a number of components: Data Strategy & Architecture A firm-wide repository (data dictionary) should be constructed to catalog […]

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Chatbot Technology in Financial Services

This blog series highlights the benefits of implementing chatbots in financial service to exceed customer expectations. This post explores chatbot technology in the financial services industry. Chatbots, often referred to as virtual assistants and interactive agents, are software applications that can interpret human speech and texts. They can execute transactions via an organization’s systems, providing […]

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[Guide] Designing a Data Governance Program in Financial Services

Data is the lifeblood of any company. It is the basis of management decision-making, regulatory supervision, taxation, and investor and market behavior. In recent years, firms have recognized data as an independent asset that should be managed and leveraged to fully reap its benefits. As firms began to recognize the power of data for its […]

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