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COMPANY NEWS: Financial services specialist Balmain has boosted its IT systems speed, increased reliability to 99.9 percent, added new services and reduced costs – all after implementing virtual load balancer technology from Kemp.

Published in Enterprise Solutions
Friday, 20 November 2020 12:32

2021 DATA RISK REPORT FINANCIAL SERVICES

GUEST RESEARCH:  Varonis, a global pioneer in data security, has just released its 2021 Financial Services Data Risk Report, which delves into the state of data security in the banking, insurance, and investment sectors.

Financial services remains one of the most targeted industries by malicious attacks, partly due to the sensitive data it collects from customers, with the average cost of a data breach among the highest of any industry at 5.85 million USD. Despite the need to protect this sensitive data, on average, every employee has access to nearly 11 million files.

The abrupt transition to remote work has exponentially increased this risk, with employees logging in through unsecured networks and home computers. Furthermore, it has potentially increased the response time to a data breach.

Some of the key findings include:

  • A financial services employee has access to nearly 11 million files. For larger companies, the number doubles to 20 million files.
  • 20% of all folders are open to every employee.
  • 39% of companies have over 10,000 stale — but enabled — user accounts.
  • Nearly two-thirds of companies have 1,000+ sensitive files open to every employee.
  • About 60% of companies have 500+ passwords that never expire.

The full Varonis report can be accessed here.

Published in Guest Research

Organisations in Australia are turning their attention to business transformation to improve employee systems as the "post-pandemic" world increases the reliance on technology, according to a new study which reveals that spending and investment on IT is growing despite the current economic headwinds.

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