Financial Services

Your Human Risks

Customer security and protection is certainly your top priority. The financial sector is constantly exploring new ways to improve the security of their products and services. Cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated and cybercriminals continue to develop insidious ways to breach networks. A breach can lead to online fraud, identity theft and corporate account takeover. Fraud committed against company bank accounts is a growing threat and cybercriminals can drain funds from a company’s bank account in minutes. The financial sector is heavily targeted and has heavily invested in best-of-breed security technology. But technology alone is not enough, they human element should not be forgotten as they are heavily targeted by hackers.

If your staff can’t recognize a scam, they can’t take the right actions. Wrong actions lead to breaches and fraud. Employees, all the way up to senior management, remain a significant vulnerability within every organization. Cyber security awareness training can help your staff circumvent a security incident and save your organization thousands of dollars in related costs and fines.

The following examples are risk and attacks where human behaviour plays a key role in it’s success.

Malware infections

Sensitive Data Leakage


Credential Theft

Financial Fraud

CEO Fraud

Financial institutions like yours are also challenged to ensure compliance by providing a sound security awareness training program for all their employees. Also the senior management and boards of directors are expected to be knowledgeable about cyber security and risk. It’s imperative that senior management and board of directors be trained to not only understand, but manage gaps before cyber-attacks occur.

Providing education for all employees (including managements and boards) on social engineering threats and general information security best practices is an indispensable step toward properly managing risks, reducing fraud, and ensuring compliance.

How We Can Help

We understand that education is secondary to your core business and you may not be equipped to provide this type of training. Get ready-to-use materials to build or enhance your security awareness program for your employees. Save time, effort and ensure compliance.

Our Cyber Security Awareness Program helps you educate your staff and partners about the dangers of phishing, malware, and more. You get access to our online hosted Trainer platform. We can conduct simulated email phishing exercises together with you. Additionally we can offer assistive learning materials including information security awareness articles, posters and newsletters. These ingredients can be stand alone or you can mix and match them to create your own security awareness program targeting your specific needs. Your security analysts will be very happy with our Fish-Hunter outlook plugin that brings potential phishing emails pre-analyzed to them for further expert investigation.

Jan Nys

Jan NysChief Risk Officer ICT & Information Security - KBC Bank & Insurance Group

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