Banking & Finance
Financial loss, reputational damage and regulatory compliance are some of the major factors financial institutions need to take into consideration while still needing to achieve the business goals of profitability and growth.
Zimbani is focused on providing security solutions that are cost effective and provide rapid time to value to promote customer and regulatory confidence. Our focus is to not only protect the organisation and its customers but to also find ways to enable the business and improve agility in a safe and controlled manner. Our capable workforce have experience in the following areas:
- Retail Banking
- Wholesale Banking
- Wealth Management
- Technology Risk
- Information Security
- Security Architecture
- Governance & Compliance
- Security Assurance
- Security Project Delivery
- Security Strategy
- Network Security
The banking and payments industry has evolved dramatically in recent years driven by new providers entering the industry (such as PayPal) offering on-line and mobile products that drive consumer demand. Meanwhile existing providers face increasingly prescriptive regulations as fraudsters and criminals have become more sophisticated and targeted in their techniques to exploit digital channels. This increasing use of digital channels opens up new avenues for financial crime. This combination of cyber-threats with fraud activities and identity theft means the rate of change of such attacks can quickly expose any weakness in your online presence. This creates new forms of risks to your organisation.
Managing the required application and security infrastructure to support a multi-channel digital business presence has become a full-time occupation and generates huge volumes of data. Zimbani’s experienced security resources can assist with establishing a robust online business capability while creating intelligence from the data generated by these evolving capabilities. Zimbani focuses on a holistic and innovative approach to address current and trending risks posed by threats such as Spear Phishing, Advanced Persistent Threat and data loss scenarios. Where most organisations stop at the networking or infrastructure layers Zimbani seeks to also address risk at the business application tier.
Information such as intellectual property, business intelligence, customer or commercially sensitive data lies at the heart of the data protection challenge. In the wrong hands it can lead to reputational damage or financial loss. Industry regulations for certain data types mandate ‘breach notification’ actions that can cost dearly.
As the potential liability associated with data protection has increased over the years, so too has the cost of control to manage this area of information security. Regulations that focus on protection of customer data "in use", "at rest" and "in motion" have changed the focus of security controls from perimeter-centric to data-centric security. Zimbani has extensive experience delivering strategic solutions that meet these objectives in a pragmatic and cost effective fashion.
Regulation and Compliance
As regulatory requirements become more prescriptive the price of compliance continues to grow. At Zimbani, our focus is on business needs rather than just compliance. We can support our clients with the design and implementation of compliance programs, as well as managing the on-going auditing and testing requirements defined by the Australian financial regulator as well as international bodies such as ISO 27001 Information Security Manual and PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
For clients that process, store, or transmit credit card numbers to become PCI compliant, Zimbani’s track record in managing compliance assessments, completing Self Assessment Questionnaires, and providing advice on compensating controls will expedite QSA audits and remediation plans. This ensures PCI compliance is aligned with organisational security strategy and can be achieved efficiently. This often includes developing compliant policy and standards that affect PCI relevant data flows within business procedures. Zimbani’s experience is this area can drive effective solutions in a manner that minimises operational costs.