Many banks, already operating in strict SOX and regulatory compliance regimes, are planning for steady growth. In order to exploit the opportunities presented by emerging FinTech within the necessary risk boundaries, banks are seeking ways to improve and assure customer confidence in online services, whilst enhancing interactions between customers and their customer-facing workforce.
In order to support these aims, organisations must ensure that they have sufficient security controls in place to support their online services and mobility systems.
This sector, perhaps more than many others, present opportunities for Cyber Attack and, in particular, “Ransomware” and “Zero Day Attacks.” The principle challenge for the Information Security Managers, from the CIO down, is to ensure that they practise good Cyber Hygiene. This cannot simply be a point-in-time “tick in the box” due to the ever changing Cyber-Threat, but should be fundamental to the solution design and be agile enough to cope with the astonishing pace of change.
Xpertex works with customers in this sector to help them to improve their Cyber Security stance through combining our Cyber Essentials Audit programme with our range of enhanced security products.
Dealing with Ransomware and Zero Day Attacks are huge issues that are difficult to address. We find that applying our experience gained from working in high-availability, resilient government environments has enabled us to build layered security controls to manage the threats and enable the effective deployment of customer-driven applications and services.
Xpertex deploys a combination of device configuration and access management (including MDM) solutions that addresses the risks that mobile users are exposed to, with protection for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) users, effective license and application management for deploying applications to users, tracking desktop application licenses and ensuring that users have a positive experience when moving between endpoints. This is combined with system-wide monitoring to keep abreast of what is going on in the environment, and proactively addressing issues before they occur or responding to problems promptly.
Finally, Xpertex applies Fine Grain Security Policies that we have systematically developed over time, to ensure that the entire system performs in a well-managed, controlled and robust manner, resilient to threats and agile to customer driven demands.