Infrastructure Insights

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Why social engineering remains a threat to fintechs

21st April 2017

Company: Avecto
Social engineering attacks remain one of the most sophisticated threats facing the financial services sector. The use of emails, attachments, social media, telephone calls or any other communication to deceive and manipulate individuals into handing over confidential details is common, and the sensitive nature of this data, often including... read more
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Life after launch: How challenger banks can take the next steps to success

21st April 2017

If 2016 was the year that the challenger banks laid bare their claim to the future of banking, then will 2017 be the year in which the traditional institutions begin their fight back? No longer cowering in the face of their rival’s agile, digital-first capabilities, the high-street names have started to fight back. Barclays, for example, has... read more
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Everything you want to know about PSD2 but were too afraid to ask

18th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
The Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is a fundamental piece of payments legislation in Europe, which entered into force in January 2016. The regulation is set to drastically impact the infrastructure for banks, fintechs and businesses using payments data by opening up access to third party providers. The regulation requires that all member... read more
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Eliminating the key flaw in the multi-factor authentication process

22nd March 2017

Company: Crossmatch
Jeff Carpenter - Vertical Market Director, Crossmatch More and more valuable information becomes digitally warehoused, and at the same time an increasing number of corporations and individuals are being allowed access to systems that contain that valuable information. In other words, a target is painted on that information. Ease of... read more
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Banking on world trade: Driving global financial inclusion

20th March 2017

Company: Finastra
Simon Paris, President, Misys We are at a critical moment in history. After many years of globalisation and global free trade, we’re now witnessing a significant slowdown, as compared to GDP growth. In fact, 2016 was the fifth consecutive year of trade growth below 3%. On the edge of a major reversal and a possible dismantling of the trade... read more
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Financial services and the digitization race: Reinventing customer experience for today's expectations

20th March 2017

Daragh OByrne, VP, Global Head of Marketing & Alliances, Nucleus Software As one of the earliest adopters of information technology, financial institutions used to be at the forefront of technology waves, from mainframes to client server, from branches to ATMs, from passbooks to cards. However, the rate of change in consumer technology... read more
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The impact of AI on fintech's future

17th March 2017

Company: bobsguide
It’s clear that artificial intelligence (AI) is already one of the defining trends in fintech in 2017 and an increasingly popular buzz word in the industry. Businesses are gradually understanding the importance and benefits of machine-learning technology. Self-made billionaire Mark Cuban has boldly claimed that the “the world’s... read more
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The benefits of complete digital adoption and increased data flow

16th March 2017

Company: Zafin
Chris de Bruin – President, Digital Platforms, Zafin Over the last decade, banks have become increasingly aware that the only path forward is digital. We’ve seen banks launch digital strategies, enhance their digital channels, or even launch “digital arms” to their businesses. But this isn’t enough; banks cannot... read more
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Confronting the lack of women in technology

15th March 2017

Christopher Burke, CEO, Brickendon The absence of women in technology – and other senior and executive management roles for that matter – remains a source of controversy and debate. Famous figures such as Sheryl Sandberg, Marissa Mayer and Virginia Rometty are widely celebrated as role models – demonstrating that women can make... read more
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The increasing importance of CISOs in financial services and the qualities required to succeed in the role

14th March 2017

Vince Warrington, Director, Protective Intelligence On February 16 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services released final cybersecurity regulations that will be codified under 23 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 500 (the ‘Final Rule’). This Final Rule is believed to be the first effort of its kind to formally regulate cybersecurity within... read more