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Cyber security for Finance

With millions of dollars passing through their systems every day, financial firms are extremely attractive targets for cybercriminals. More than simply trying to defraud cash, organised gangs are increasingly interested in the personal data, proprietary algorithms and intellectual property that can be exfiltrated from your network.

New developments in financial services have been achieved through a revolution in the corporate data centre. But as new systems are added the network fragments, creating new attack surfaces for hackers to target.

Regular penetration testing and security audits have become an essential aspect of operations, helping to address many of the challenges faced by the financial services industry. Fidus offer a range of services to help you overcome these challenges, including:

  • Penetration testing to reveal externally-facing vulnerabilities,
  • Security and permissions audits.
  • Physical security assessments.
  • Social engineering tests to ensure your staff are alert to attempts to steal information.
  • Phishing email testing to check your email security processes are working correctly.
  • Full red team cyberattack simulation to test how your business would manage in the face of a well-executed attack.
  • Cyberattack response readiness check of your processes for dealing with a successful breach.

We will help you identify weaknesses in your IT security provisions. Then we’ll help you develop appropriate solutions before they are discovered and exploited by criminals.

Cyber security compliance for Finance

Finance is a heavily regulated industry and your business is obligated to meet a number of minimum standards to protect customers and their money and data. Using out in-depth experience of financial compliance testing and auditing, Fidus can assist with:

  • SWIFT CSP compliance.
  • FCA regulatory assessment and compliance.
  • PCI-DSS self-certification tests.
  • GDPR auditing and testing.

As well as confirming compliance with these standards, our consultants can assist with the necessary paperwork and applications to ensure you receive the necessary certifications.

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Why Fidus?

Penetration testing reveals your most sensitive network vulnerabilities – so you need a partner you can trust. Fidus Information Security are an NCSC CHECK Green Light and TIGER scheme approved consultancy. Our cyber security experts hold some of the most recognised certifications in the industry, including CREST Certified Tester and Senior Security Tester. Fidus is also a Cyber Essentials verified company. Every assessment we perform is carried out according to UK industry approved methodologies (OWASP, PETS, NIST) along with our own internal testing frameworks.

Remedial Support

More than just identifying security vulnerabilities, our cyber security experts are on hand to help you fix them too.

Certified Security Consultants

Our CREST and TIGER approved team holds a range of industry-leading security certifications including OSCP, CCT, SST and CISSP

Easy to Understand Reports

We’ll ensure that your executives and technical teams properly understand our assessment findings using plain-English reporting.

Fixed Price Proposals

The price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay. Our quotes are broken down into a detailed costing table so you know exactly what to expect.

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    June 2019

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    May 2019

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