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Banks & FinTech

IT security for the finance sector is our core competency. For many years now, the finance industry has been one of the most attractive targets for professional hacker groups, cybercriminals, and hacktivists. At the same time, the advancing digitalization trend has exponentially increased vulnerability to virtual attacks. These circumstances significantly jeopardize the security and reliability of digital processes throughout the entire finance sector – from FinTech start-ups, right up to major banks.

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IT security in the finance sector

Cyber attacks can incur immense costs for the companies affected. In addition to the direct damages caused by business processes being disabled, there are also long-term damages to a company’s image among customers and business partners. A critical attack can therefore pose a threat to the company’s existence. According to the digital association Bitkom, cyber attacks can cause over 100 billion euros in damages per year to the German economy.
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Observing strict rules

There are many regulations that apply to IT system security, including the BaFin regulations, as well as BAIT, GDPR, PCI-DSS, PSD2 and C5. They define the technical requirements that banks and financial services providers must fulfill for their systems and which processes are to be conducted for risk management and continuous auditing. In particular, the significant outsourcing in accordance with MaRisk AT 9 represents a major hurdle for the use of external service providers. Financial institutions that serve over 500,000 citizens are among the critical infrastructures (KRITIS) to which even higher standards of IT security apply. On a regular basis, they must be able to evidence that they are using all available cybersecurity options to protect their systems.

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What penalties might the affected finance companies face?

If finance companies infringe upon the regulatory requirements for data security, they face the risk of incurring drastic fines of up to 20 million euros, or up to 4 percent of their global annual revenue. This depends on which sum is higher. If sensitive customer data is leaked as a result of negligence, the executives responsible for this may face fines or even criminal charges.
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Tailor-made solutions from Myra Security for the finance sector, KRITIS and government:

Comprehensive certification

ISO 27001 (based on the BSI basic IT security regulations), PCI-DSS

Audited

MaRisk, BAIT, BSI-KRITIS qualified

Security Operation Center

24/7 full-service support from our IT experts

High scalability

quick installation and easy operation

Made in Germany

German manufacturer & GDPR-compliant

100% discretion

All communications are treated as highly confidential

EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

The European Central Bank (ECB) relies on Myra

With our expertise, smart solutions, and successful certifications, we have what it takes to protect customers in the finance sector. In 2018, after months of auditing, Myra emerged as the winner of a global tender issued by the ECB. As the German expert for IT security, Myra beat out the American competition, thereby winning additional important market shares in Europe.

Our technologies for protecting the finance sector

Myra DDoS Protection protects online banking services, websites, and the DNS servers and IT infrastructure required for communication in a fully automated way. Myra is one of the only BSI-certified DDoS protection providers worldwide that completely fulfills all of the performance characteristics. As such, highly sensitive infrastructure is in safe hands with Myra.

Myra Web Application Security protects your applications against attacks as an upstream protective filter. Malicious traffic is filtered before it reaches your servers or cloud architecture. Using Myra’s multi-fingerprinting features, any applications attempting to access the servers are clearly identified and displayed in Myra Analytics.


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