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Financial Services Security

Protecting Financial Institutions Through Sound Cyber Security

Financial services security is a hot topic, and rightly so. Delta Risk offers expert assistance to help you navigate compliance risks and cyber threats. We draw upon a combination of financial expertise and deep cyber security experience to serve the financial sector’s cyber security needs.

As a strategic partner, Delta Risk can develop a comprehensive cyber security strategy for your financial firm. Our team of certified security professionals has vast experience dealing with the most critical cyber challenges facing financial institutions. We deliver a spectrum of services to help you maintain network security integrity, test your defenses, and identify any gaps in your current information security program. We also offer a full suite of SOC-as-a-Service offerings and services to protect your network, endpoint, and cloud apps and infrastructure.

Develop Or Refine Your Cyber Security Program

Financial Services Security Assessments

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) — a portion of the Financial Modernization Act of 1999 — and other regulations require financial institutions to implement a comprehensive cyber security program. To meet this requirement, Delta Risk can help you develop or refine your program. We can review your current program maturity, outline its strengths, and deliver a comprehensive analysis, including a detailed action plan to rectify weaknesses and tackle your most crucial needs.

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  • Insider Threat Programs
  • Penetration Testing
  • Response Services
  • Vendor Assessments

We tailor our assessments to provide an objective evaluation of your financial services security program against the requirements of the GLBA and other regulations. We can also advise your organization on the best options for addressing deficits either in compliance or overall security.

Delta Risk also offers a host of red-team and tabletop exercises to test your cyber security program in real-world scenarios. These exercises can either test technical aspects of your security program on a functional level, or they can test your company’s program at the higher, corporate decision-maker level.

Finally, a comprehensive cyber security program must address the people involved. That is why Delta Risk offers services to help spot and prevent insider threats.

SOC-as-a-Service & Managed Security Services

Delta Risk’s SOC-as-a-Service solution allows your organization to supplement its existing security infrastructure quickly and cost-effectively. Our managed services are tailored to meet your specific needs.

Incident Response Services

If you suspect your systems have already been compromised, Delta Risk maintains a full complement of financial services security consulting services to help you respond to a breach or other security event. Delta Risk can hunt for active network threats, coach you through post-breach response best practices, and provide a response team with the resources to actively engage intruders.

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These preemptive planning services include:

  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Incident Response Planning
  • Digital Forensics Services

Cyber Threats Target the Financial Industry

Although the financial industry is one of the most highly-regulated and protected in terms of cyber defenses, that does not stop cyber criminals from aggressively going after the valuable information these companies retain. From a defensive perspective, threats must be handled with a three-tiered approach including people, processes, and technology.

While most malicious actors targeting financial services firms are after the money, a cyber attack on a financial institution will damage much more than just dollar amounts. People trust financial institutions because they believe they’re more secure than the alternatives. After a breach, investors and customers will not only lose confidence but the company’s bottom line will take a hit. Ultimately, a breach will affect a company’s brand.

Cyber Compliance Requirements Impact the Financial Sector

It may be true that the financial sector is more secure because it is highly regulated, but those regulations present even more compliance issues for companies.

Cyber security duties in the financial sector originate from the “safety and soundness” concept embodied in 12 U.S.C. Section 1831p-1, and the associated federal banking agencies mandate for developing standards to ensure the security of financial institutions.

From authority granted from the GLBA, federal banking regulators require financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information security program. The requirements of the program are similar to those mandated in other industries, notably the healthcare sector.

Compliance issues do not stop with GLBA. Depending on the particular section of the financial industry that your company is a part of, you may be subject to the requirements of a host of other federal agencies or statutes, like the following:

  • Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Federal Communication Commission (FCC)

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