Historically, one of the biggest targets for criminals has been the financial services industry. The cyber-attack on institutions to obtain passwords, financial data, and personal information has replaced traditional bank robberies.
Financial institutions hold highly sensitive customer data such as personal identification information (PII), which includes names, addresses, birth dates, and social security numbers as well as transactional data including credit card details, bank account numbers, and e-wallet information.
This data can be abused by attackers for financial gain, including fraud and identity theft.
However, the banking and financial services industry – like many other industries – is now largely digitalized as services are provided over digital platforms. These digital banking platforms and systems require the secure usage, transmission, and sharing of data (including the interconnection of these systems to third-party providers and services) to prevent any data interception by unauthorized third parties.
Therefore, it is highly important for organizations in this industry to implement data protection solutions in compliance with data privacy regulations and standards, including GDPR and PCI Data Security Standards for the secure transmission of cardholder data.
Utimaco provides various data protection solutions from data encryption, to tokenization, including dedicated payment hardware security modules.