Tagged: cybersecurity

75% of IT Professionals Say Major Changes were Made to Fintech Firms’ Cybersecurity Programs when Working Remotely Due to COVID-19: Survey

  Financial service providers have been forced to make major changes to their cybersecurity programs and protocols in order to manage the transition to remote working, a practice many Fintech firms have adopted, following the global COVID-19 outbreak. The US-headquartered Financial Services Information Sharing and… Read More

OurCrowd backs Hub Security, a Startup that Offers Military-Grade Cybersecurity Solutions for Fintech, Blockchain & More

OurCrowd has invested in Hub Security, a startup that offers military-grade cybersecurity solutions for Fintech, cloud, blockchain, and data storage in general, in a $5 million Series A funding round led by AXA Ventures. Details of the investment were not announced. Moshe Raines, Partner at… Read More

OurCrowd backed Biometrics Firm BioCatch Secures $145 Million via Series C Round led by Bain Capital

Israel-based BioCatch, a behavioral biometrics firm, has secured $145 million in capital through a Series C investment round, which was led by Bain Capital Tech Opportunities. BioCatch is an OurCrowd portfolio company and the crowdfunding platform took part in this most recent round. Existing investors… Read More

U.S. Fintech MoonPay Appoints Nils Puhlmannn as Security Advisor

MoonPay, a U.S. fintech company that builds develop tools for fiat-to-crypto connectivity, announced on Thursday it has appointed Nils Puhlmann as its new security advisor. According to his Linkedin profile, Puhlmann has held various positions in the cybersecurity industry, including being named Chief Trust and … Read More

Sony Bank Forms New Partnership With OneSpan For Remote Banking Security

Sony Bank, a Japanese commercial banking group and a subsidiary of Sony Financial, a member of the Japanese electronics giant Sony, has formed a new partnership with remote banking transaction security specialist OneSpan. Through the collaboration, Sony Bank will use OneSpan’s mobile security suite to… Read More

Finastra Updates Following Security Breach: We do not believe that any customer or employee data was accessed

On March 20, 2020, Finastra, a financial services software provider, announced that a “bad-actor” was attempting to introduce malware into their network in what was described as a “common ransomware attack.” Finastra is a company spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital… Read More

Major European Financial Organizations Introduce Cybercrime Information Sharing Program to Combat Cyberattacks

Reserve banks, clearinghouses, global stock exchanges, payment processing service providers and law enforcement organizations based in Europe have teamed up in order to introduce a cybercrime information-sharing program. The goal of the project, called Cyber Information and Intelligence Sharing Initiative (CIISI-EU), is to protect the… Read More

Fintech Projects Across the Globe Secured a Total of $137.5 Billion in Investments in 2019: Report

Europe has had a solid year in terms of total Fintech funding as it secured $58.1 billion in capital last year, which is significantly greater than the $43.4 billion the industry acquired back in 2018 – according to a recent report from Big Four auditing… Read More

Mastercard Announces Acquisition of AI & Data Analytics Solutions Provider RiskRecon

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) recently announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire RiskRecon, a provider of artificial intelligence and data analytics solutions to support companies in protecting their cyber systems and infrastructure. Mastercard reported that with RiskRecon’s pioneering scanning and evaluation technologies, organizations may… Read More

European Commission Launches Two Consultations, One on Crypto Assets, 2nd on Cybersecurity

Yesterday the European Commission announced the launch of two consultations. The first is on digital or crypto-assets including stablecoins. The second is on cybersecurity. The consultation on digital assets is due to President Ursula von der Leyen determination to keep abreast of innovation in the… Read More

Group-IB: “Huge Set” of Turkish Bank Cards for Sale on Dark Net

Group-IB, a Moscow-founded cybersecurity firm now based in Singapore, “has detected a massive upload of debit and credit card records …on one of the most popular underground cardshops.” According to the firm, between October 28th and November 27th of this year, criminals uploaded more than 460,000… Read More

SEC’s Associate Director of Enforcement Appearing at NYU Women in Cybersecurity Event

Carolyn Welshhans, the SEC’s Associate Director of Enforcement, will be speaking on a panel at New York University’s (NYU’s) Women Leaders in Cybersecurity event December 5th. According to a tweet from the SEC, Welshhans will be discussing the SEC Enforcement Division’s, “approach to cybersecurity issues,… Read More

Cybersecurity Firm Finds “Advanced Back Doors into Practically All Corporate Networks”

The CEO of cybersecurity firm Cyemptive Technologies says his company has found, “advanced back doors into practically all corporate networks.” The holes have been found in companies’ virtual private networks (VPNs), which, according to Cyemptive, are used, “by over 400 million consumers, businesses and government entities to securely… Read More

KPMG’s Israel Division and Cybersecurity Protection Firm nsKnox Introduce Solution for Prevent Fraudulent Payments

nsKnox, an established provider of cybersecurity protection for business payment technology, revealed on November 21 that it has teamed up with Big Four auditing firm KPMG. According to a release, KPMG’s Israel division will serve as the global distributor and service provider of, KPMG Secure… Read More

Cybersecurity Skills Platform Immersive Labs Raises $40 Million via Series B Round Led By Summit Partners, Goldman Sachs

Immersive Labs, a UK-founded cybersecurity skills platform, raised $40 million through a Series B investment round led by Summit Partners, a growth equity investor. New York-based investment bank Goldman Sachs also took part in Immersive’s latest funding round. Established in 2017, the company noted that… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore to Extend Additional Funding to Fintech Projects in 2020

The central bank of Singapore is preparing to extend additional funding for Fintech-related projects, because the five-year investment round ending in March has led to positive developments. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will most likely announce additional funding plans in 2020, with key investments… Read More

“Very Good Security” Raises $35 Million led by Goldman Sachs

Very Good Security (VGS) has raised $35 million in Series B funding led by Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division. Existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Vertex Ventures US also joined in the funding round. VGS is building “modern SaaS infrastructure for data security, compliance, and privacy.” … Read More

Another Civil Case Launched Against AT&T for Allegedly Failing to Prevent Crypto Theft

A plaintiff called Seth Shapiro is suing telco giant AT&T (NYSE:T) for its role in allegedly allowing hackers to access his cellphone on four occasions and enable the theft of $1.8 million USD in cryptocurrencies from his crypto exchange accounts. SIM-swapping is a type of hack… Read More

Visa Teams Up With GM Security Technologies to Promote Payment Security in Latin America & The Caribbean

Cybersecurity company GM Security Technologies announced on Friday it has teamed up with Visa to accelerate the of secure, compliant and trustworthy digital payment eco-systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through the collaborations, the companies will be hosting a regional roadshow to educate issuers, merchants, acquires, and third… Read More

TD Bank’s Latest Survey Reveals: Stagnant Corporate Systems, Cybersecurity Continue to Plague Payments Professionals

 TD Bank announced on Tuesday its latest survey reveals cyber fraud and technological solutions are top of mind for finance and treasury professionals. According to TD Bank, 42% of respondents cited organizations’ struggles to improve legacy systems as the greatest challenge facing payments professionals. Last… Read More

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