Thwarting Cybercrime in the Financial Services Sector

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Ryan O'Leary, VP of Threat Reseach Center & Technical Support, WhiteHat Security

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Financial services industry has always had to deal with security risks and expensive data breaches because of regulatory fines and higher than average rate of lost business and customers. But with today’s continuously evolving cyber threat landscape, keeping up with regulatory compliance alone is not enough. Per the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, web application attacks are the Achilles heel for security, responsible for 82% of data breaches in the financial services sector. Join this session to learn more about cybercrime trends in financial services, and how a continuous application security assessment program can help financial service organizations improve their security posture and mitigate risk.   In this webinar, we will discuss: • Current threat landscape for financial services organizations • Vulnerability statistics for financial services sector • How continuous application security testing can help your security and risk posture About the Presenter: Ryan O’Leary is Vice President of the Threat Research Center and Technical Support at WhiteHat Security, the specialized team of web application security experts. Ryan joined WhiteHat Security as an ethical hacker in 2007 and has since developed a breadth of experience finding and exploiting web application vulnerabilities and configuring automated tools for testing. Ryan swiftly rose through the ranks to become the Vice President of WhiteHat Security’s Threat Research Center in 2016. Reporting directly to CEO Craig Hinkley, Ryan now manages a team of over 150 security engineers. Under Ryan’s leadership, the team has built a one-of-a-kind database that combines details of more than 26 million vulnerability patterns with proprietary algorithms to assess the threat level.

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NTT Application Security is driving the future of application security. For nearly 20 years, organizations around the globe have relied on NTT Application Security to secure their business’ digital footprint in an increasingly application-driven world. Bolstered by its award-winning, cloud-based application security testing platform, NTT Application Security delivers industry-leading accuracy by combining artificial and human intelligence to help security teams quickly identify and remediate potential vulnerabilities. Formerly WhiteHat Security, the company is an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Ltd. and is part of NTT’s security services portfolio. NTT Application Security is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with regional offices in Houston and Belfast. For more information, visit www.whitehatsec.com.