Financial services institutions top the list when it comes to targets for cybercriminals. Not only do they have access to trillions of dollars, but they are also responsible for storing and transmitting highly critical and valuable data. Security teams at these organizations face the difficult task of weaving in security with innovation and customer convenience, as many customers prefer to do their banking and other financial transactions online.
Aside from worrisome cyber exposures, the financial sector is also highly regulated, so complying with multiple regulations is also a top concern. Bottom line, CISOs at financial institutions must juggle multiple priorities all while aligning cybersecurity with business goals.
FortifyData’s platform helps financial institutions manage their cyber risk and regulatory compliance programs. FortifyData enables these organizations to continuously identify assets, view and manage risks across multiple locations, perform third party risk management of vendors that serve the entire institution or only specific departments. Also, manage the applicable regulatory compliance (FFIEC, PCI DSS, GLBA, ISO 27001, GDPR, NYCRR, etc.) and questionnaire processes. FortifyData takes all this into account and can also provide a security rating for the entire financial system or specific branches.
Cyber criminals tend to go where large pools of sensitive information and money are, making banks a top target. Global regulations are increasing, maintaining customer trust is a top initiative, banking institutions must be able to discover and remediate cyber threats, including those from their third-party ecosystem, that can jeopardize these. These cyber exposures, plus compliance regulations are the top two concerns at both small and large banks, according to a study from Deloitte, and FortifyData can help you with both.
The FortifyData platform continuously identifies assets and vulnerabilities, allows you to view and manage risks across multiple locations, and performs third party risk management of vendors that serve the entire institution or only specific departments or branches. We also enable the management of questionnaires and compliance regulations specific to your needs.
Attack Surface Management and Risk-based Vulnerability Management
Starting with asset discovery and inventory, our Attack Surface Management (ASM) identifies your financial institution’s IT assets as an attacker will. FortifyData assesses all ports and services of a financial services company’s external and internal attack surface and identifies the same vulnerabilities an attacker would. Our prioritization capabilities help you cut through the noise and get a view of the vulnerabilities with the most impact that actually matters; you can view this across the entire company or by specific branch or department. You get a prioritized risk approach that considers context through asset classification, threat likelihood, and business impact, so you know where to focus time and resources on the most critical vulnerabilities to your organization.
Managing Compliance, Improving Reporting and Communication
FortifyData’s automated platform helps to streamline aspects of the compliance monitoring and reporting activities. The platform helps a financial institution to meet certain requirements of various compliance frameworks for cyber risk management, assessments, vulnerability management and third-party risk management.
Additionally, reporting from the FortifyData platform provides easy to understand reports with underlying detail to better report and communicate compliance management with stakeholders.
Third-Party Cyber Risk Management
Effectively evaluate a vendor and the specific service or product a vendor provides.
Gain visibility into third party cyber risks with continuous assessments of their external assets. We integrate our technology assessment findings to our embedded standard compliance or custom questionnaires to perform auto-validation that saves time in reviewing responses. Keep up to date on the compliance of your suppliers with your policies, and quickly identify vendors that do not comply. Get the full picture of external vulnerabilities at your third parties with our auto-validated questionnaires that leverage the live assessment data conducted on their environment. This provides you with the answers you need more quickly (in the time to run an assessment) than a manual questionnaire process. Create custom questionnaires that are specific to each vendor. Easily assign tasks and collaborate and track questionnaires with our task management capabilities.
Speed up vendor evaluations by spending less time reviewing questionnaires with FortifyData’s Questionnaire Exchange. Participants instantly access shared validated cyber risk assessments and questionnaires, allowing you to quickly make risk based decisions.