Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats

The cyberthreats that menace the global economy are multiplying at an alarming rate. These threats come in the form of malicious software code, waves of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and insidious corporate espionage, all designed to provide financial or political benefit to criminals. While no aspect of the global economy is immune to attack—everyone from government entities to utilities to e-commerce merchants has hit the headlines with big breaches over the last year—this white paper will focus on two of the most lucrative targets for the organizations behind the attacks: financial institutions (FIs) and merchants.