Securing Financial Exchanges
As the financial exchanges—stock, foreign exchange, insurance, cryptocurrency and more—rely on digital technology to speed transactions and to provide for accuracy, these exchanges become increasingly prey to cyber-attacks. Financial exchanges are prime targets, even of nation-states. The financial exchange industry has suffered from cyber-attacks ranging from DDOS attacks, breaches, hacks, clone sites and man-in-the-middle attacks, to other malicious activities.
A data breach can drive a financial exchange to major reputational and financial losses. Legal liability and contested insurance claims are likely to ensure that the cost of responding to the breach will go on for years. In the future, the most successful financial exchanges will manage cybersecurity as a profit center, distinguishing their customer care in the marketplace, and not as an inevitable cost center.
This white paper answers the top questions financial exchanges face:
- What is the most cost-effective way to secure the exchange, its transactions and its clients?
- How much cybersecurity is enough?
- How will future governmental regulation impact exchange operations and cybersecurity requirements?
- Do the cybersecurity protection capabilities needed to secure a cryptocurrency exchange currently exist?
- What policies, procedures, standards and other documentation should we have in place to protect the exchange and where do I find a cybersecurity partner that can provide a comprehensive end-to-end cybersecurity ecosystem to protect the exchange and its clients?