Thu, May 26, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Cybersecurity, a key risk for financial firms over the next year

Friday, December 06, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Cybersecurity seems to be topping the list of potential risk factors for financial firms heading into the new year. Booz Allen Hamilton, providers of technology, security, and former employer of Edward Snowden, have released their annual cybersecurity trend forecast for 2014. In it they say that cyber attacks on financial firms are expected to be the 'new normal.' Sentiments in the forecast were echoed by panelists throughout the day at the Economist World Summit, held separately, in New York.

"Cybersecurity is the number 1 risk that we focus on as an institution," said Gerald Hassell, Chairman and CEO of Bank of New York Mellon at the Summit.

In the report, Booz Allen says the trends that matter to CISOs, CIOs, chief risk officers, board members at large, and small financial services enterprises reflect their acute concerns about cyber security risk management. In recent years, executives have watched the landscape change, seeing how Directed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks from the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters had the potential to destroy data, and reputations.

"Our conversations with clients have significantly evolved from a focus on threats and capabilities to creating a balanced and holistic cyber program that responds to an institution’s critical business risks, while considering the new realities of a complex and interconnected operating environment," said Bill Stewart, senior vice president and head ......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Paul Tudor’s hedge fund trims fee amidst poor performance, keep investors[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Paul Tudor’s $11.6bn hedge fund firm Tudor Investment Corp. announced on Monday it would slash down fees of one of its biggest fund to 2.25% of assets and 25% of profits amidst backlash arising from poor performa

  2. Ares Capital to buy American Capital in $3.4 billion deal[more]

    From PIOnline.com: Ares Management's business development company Ares Capital Corp. is buying troubled BDC American Capital for $3.43 billion, said a joint news release by the BDCs and another release by Ares Management. Ares Capital Corp.'s assets are expected to grow to about $13.2 billion when t

  3. Performance - Hedge fund ETFs take a battering, Have long-short credit funds delivered?[more]

    Hedge fund ETFs take a battering From ETFStrategy.co.uk: It was a blow for the hedge fund world when Hillary Clinton’s son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky announced he would be closing his Greek-focused fund after it plummeted in value by 90%, just two years after it launched. For passive investor

  4. West Virginia objects to Alpha Natural sale to hedge fund[more]

    From AP/Heraldcourier.com: West Virginia's environmental authority has filed an objection to the proposed $500 million sale of Alpha Natural Resources' assets to a hedge fund, arguing that the deal could leave the state holding hundreds of millions in reclamation liabilities. The Register-Hera

  5. Launches - Man Group and American Beacon launch new emerging debt fund, Nikko AM launches new Japan equity UCITS fund[more]

    Man Group and American Beacon launch new emerging debt fund American Beacon Advisors, an experienced provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets, launched the American Beacon GLG Total Return Fund today. The Fund became effective May 20. The America