Security Trends in the Financial Sector: A SANS Survey
 

Security Spending and Preparedness in the Financial Sector: A SANS Survey

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Second annual SANS survey on the security of the financial services sector.

Financial companies are at a critical juncture: The attack landscape has transformed dramatically over the past few years, and as a result, these companies are under more scrutiny than ever for the security of their networks.

Unfortunately, financial services organizations are still being breached too often, most frequently by those with insider access, according to the second annual SANS survey on the security of the financial services sector.

The top 4 security concerns cited in this year’s survey include:

  • Abuse or misuse by internal employees or conractors (21%)
  • Spearphishing emails (19%)
  • Compromised consumer endpoints/user errors (10%)
  • Exploits on unpatched or misconfigured systems (8%)

Download the full survey report to learn more about the state of information security in the financial sector.