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Extreme But Plausible Threat Scenarios In Financial Services

SUMMARY

This report discusses the main cyber threats that have an impact on the financial services sector at present time. The paper evaluates how these threats are changing, how they might evolve, and the impact on organizations and the sector as a whole.

Credential and identity theft is the first cyber threat affecting the finance sector that is discussed in this paper. This type of attack has not stopped growing. Data theft and manipulation comes in second place in this report. Cybercriminals have traditionally stolen data from financial institutions. Now their techniques may change and include the manipulation of data to destabilize markets or to achieve financial gains. Cybercriminals have also increased their use of ransomware attacks to target financial organizations, according to this study.

The document explores the role of emerging technologies too in cyber attacks against the finance sector. Financial services organizations are examining on a constant basis applications of emerging technologies to offer faster and more secure services. However, as financial firms increase their use of new technologies including blockchain and AI, cybercriminals may also try to exploit these technologies as part of their campaigns.

Finally, disinformation has also a role in campaigns that have financial institutions as a target. Disinformation has always been an element used by financial, ideological, and politically motivated criminals, the paper explains, but the digital times have amplified the scale and speed of its impact.

OUTLINE

Executive Summary

Key threats: Credential and identity theft; Data theft; Malware; Blockchain, cryptocurrency and AI; Disinformation

Defense

Glossary

 

DETAILS

Overview

Researchfinder Rating
5 out of 5 stars
Title
Future Cyber Threats
Sub-Title
Extreme But Plausible Threat Scenarios In Financial Services
Region
Global
Published
April 1, 2019
Publisher
Accenture
Price
FREE
Language
ENGLISH

Content

Number of Pages
32
Number of Tables
1
Number of Exhibits
3
Topics
security
Tags
cryptocurrency, cyber security, data protection, ethereum, financial services, privacy
Companies mentioned
Twitter
Methodology
Not available.
EVALUATION

This report on cybersecurity threats stands out for its quality content and excellent writing style.

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  • Appealing design
  • Understandable language
  • Great graphs
  • Excellent glossary

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