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Overview

Cyber security in the Finance sector

As a leader within a bank, hedge fund, wealth management firm or private equity house, you will already recognise the importance of cyber resilience and protecting the sensitive data your organisation holds. But how do you mitigate information security risks against the need to modernise IT systems and drive business initiatives?

From customer data to banking records to proprietary research and trading algorithms, the valuable information held by institutions in the financial sector is at a constant risk of being targeted by cybercriminals.

Challenges

Do these challenges sound familiar?

Safeguarding sensitive personal and financial data
Defending growing network infrastructure
Safeguarding legacy systems alongside new technologies
Balancing cyber security and system accessibility
Detecting and responding to breaches
Meeting compliance requirements
£18.3m
2018 cost of cyber-attacks per company in finance
56%
Of firms know effectiveness of security controls
4%
Of turnover - maximum GDPR fine

Key questions

Key security questions you need to ask

  • How will services be affected in the event of a cyber incident?
  • Is operational resilience regularly assessed?
  • How is the personal data of clients sufficiently protected?
  • Are suitable controls in place to detect and respond to threats?
  • How often is infrastructure tested for vulnerabilities?
  • Are controls in place to mitigate insider threats?

Compliance

Helping you achieve regulatory compliance

As achieving compliance with information security requirements becomes ever more demanding, Redscan is ideally placed to help you meet your responsibilities.

With years of experience working with organisations across the financial sector, our specialists better understand the security challenges your organisation faces and how to address them.

Our expertise includes helping firms meet the data and information security standards set by the Financial Conduct Authority, GDPR, Payment Services Directive, SWIFT CSP and PCI DSS.

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Services

Our award-winning security services

Redscan’s security services are designed to provide the vital assistance needed to make tangible improvements to your organisation’s cyber security posture.

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Managed Detection and Response

Award-winning support to rapidly detect and respond to the latest threats 24/7

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Assessment Services

Specialist engagements to uncover and address hidden cyber security risks

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What our customers say

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“I can offer a higher level of assurance at board level about our information security now. Redscan gives us a broader lens on a complex and changing environment.”
IT Director
ICG
"Redscan's cost effective service gives us peace of mind that we are doing all we can to protect our clients, our business, our staff, our counterparties and other partners."
Head of IT Infrastructure
TT International
“I definitely recommend ThreatDetect. It’s an incredible managed security service. By working in partnership with Redscan, we have significantly improved our operational resilience.”  
Head of Cyber Security
Specialist bank
“We have been very impressed by the quality of Redscan’s engagement, communication and reporting. We will not hesitate to use them for any future testing requirements.”      
Information Security Officer
White Oak (formerly LDF)
“I value the fact that Redscan aggregates insight about the cyber-attacks it sees on other customers and retrospectively applies it to other organisations, so we all benefit from that knowledge.”  
Head of Cyber Security
Specialist bank
“Redscan has given us a third party stamp of approval for our IT security and the reassurance to know we are as secure as possible.”
IT Manager
EVIA (formerly WMBA)

About us

Why choose Redscan?

  • A leading UK-based MDR company
  • Red and blue team CREST CSOC expertise
  • High-quality intelligence and actionable outcomes
  • Quick and hassle-free service deployment
  • An agnostic approach to technology selection
  • Avg. >9/10 customer satisfaction, 95% retention rate

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Covid-19 pandemic led to an increase in cyber-attacks for most UK organisations
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28th July 2020
State of security across universities FoI report
We sent FoI requests to 134 UK universities to understand how well prepared they are to protect staff, students and vital research against cyber threats. The results painted a mixed picture. Read our report here.
20th July 2020
UK is the second most targeted country for “serious” cyber-attacks
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