Financial services firms in particular are “lucrative targets for online criminals,” according to Cisco’s 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report. Malware authors are specifically targeting financial firms with malware like Dridex and the Zeus Trojan, according to the report.
Meanwhile financial firms are trying to integrate new technology with legacy systems using disparate vendors and products. Cisco found almost 60% of financial firms are using at least six different technology vendors, and two-thirds are using six different security products. However, the report also found it was “common” to see one firm using as many as 30 different vendors.
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1. Exploit Kits
2. Malware, Spyware and Ransomware
3. Business Email Compromise or Spear Phishing
4. Slow Detection Times
5. Supply Chain Attack
6. Internet of Things