Financial Institutions


How a botnet has stolen 36 million Euro from European bank customers

In a recently published study Versafe and Check Point Software Technologies, two software vendors, analyze the recent Eurograpper attack based on the Zeus botnet and ZitMO (Zeus in the Mobile). This attack reportedly diverted up to 36 million € by intercepting financial transactions. The…


Security in the banking world – still full of (unpleasant) surprises

I remember a conversation I had years back with the person responsible for online banking security at one of the larger banks. The conversation was about secure online banking. I learned that banks are not necessarily willing to go the maximum for security. They simply look at the risk and…


EIC 2012 Session: IT Strategies and Information Security in Banks - The Regulator´s View

Dr. Markus Held, Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) April 18, 2012 11:30


EIC 2012 Session: IAM Governance in the New Commerzbank

Dirk Venzke, Director, Commerzbank AG April 18, 2012 14:00


EIC 2012 Session: Facing the Online Threats against Retail and Banking Customers - What are the Future Perspectives?

Prof. Dr. Sachar Paulus, Senior Analyst, KuppingerCole April 18, 2012 11:00


EIC 2012 Session: Cyber Crime, Cloud, Social Media... - IS Threats for Banks are Constantly Increasing. What Should We Be Doing?

Berthold Kerl, Deutsche Bank AG April 18, 2012 10:30


EIC 2012 Keynote: Information Security Governance in Banks: Delivering Actionable Recommendation to Management

Berthold Kerl, Managing Director, Head of Information & Technology Risk Governance, Deutsche Bank AG April 18, 2012 9:30


EIC 2012 Keynote: Securing Critical Banking Infrastructures in the Age of Cyber Warfare

Dr. Waldemar Grudzien, Director, Department Retail Banking and Banking Technology, Association of German Banks April 18, 2012 9:00

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Making critical infrastructures in finance industry fit for the age of cyber attacks - 70405

When looking at the topic of this research note, there are two major aspects to look at. One is about “critical infrastructures”; the other is about “the age of cyber attacks”. We’re looking at critical infrastructures in finance industry. However, this is at…


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We Are Detective: Data Scientists to the Rescue for Cybersecurity and Governance

We Are Detective: Data Scientists to the Rescue for Cybersecurity and Governance

If the line "We are detective" only reminds you of "guilty pleasure" radio songs from the 1980s, despite the fact that you are responsible for cybersecurity or compliance in your company, then you should read on. In any case, you probably should read on because this is a trend that is becoming increasingly important in times of growing uncertainty and loss of trust – in contracts, in companies in the supply chain, in "the Internet", and in nation-states. Trust as the foundation for [...]

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