Keeping ahead of cybersecurity challenges in financial services

RUPERT NICOLAY | October 24, 2018

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Cyber risk trends in financial services are often cited in the media. Cyber incidents are growing at high double-digit percentages (or more) year-on-year. And the business of insuring cyber risks appears to be growing even faster. Banks and insurers are subject to ever more cyber-oriented regulation that ranges from identifying required controls to more specific regulatory technical standards or reporting requirements. Among these challenges a competing objective is to maintain or enhance customer experience while applying the required controls.

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