FS-ISAC Helps Financial Services Fight Cybercrime

November 30, 2011 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments


FS-ISAC (Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center) is a highly organized, well-managed, security-focused organization that fosters a growing community of financial institutions and security vendors to collaborate in fighting cybercrime. Entrust is proud to be an ongoing sponsor and the FS-ISAC Fall Summit in Washington D.C. is in full swing.

I had the privilege to participate in a mobile security panel session yesterday and it’s clear, from the spirit of the questions and the conference buzz in general, that securing the mobile channel is top-of-mind for many security professionals. This includes employees accessing corporate networks as well as customers embracing the mobile banking/commerce revolution.

Entrust launched a series of webinars and whitepapers on mobile challenges earlier this year and clearly the timing is right. One interesting anecdote I picked up from one of the top banks in the US was their uptake of around eight mobile-banking users — pretty impressive to say the least.

With mobility taking off, organized crime is focusing on this channel. And though banks know they need to roll out strong security, they also need to be mindful of the impact that security has on the user experience. Mobility, after all, is about simple, quick access to applications and services; burden your users too much and they will revolt.

More on that later …

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Entrust product manager Mike Byrnes has more than 20 years’ experience in product management and technology marketing with a focus on internet security and business communication systems. Mike drives product marketing for the Entrust IdentityGuard authentication platform with a significant focus on mobile solutions. In addition to mobile, his background covers identity and access management, fraud detection, malware protection, and email encryption solutions. Mike serves as vertical market prime for Entrust financial services segment, working with large banks across the globe to roll out solutions to their consumer- and corporate-banking client base.

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