Now more than ever, cybercrime for financial services in Malaysia is a pressing issue.
The COVID-19 pandemic led a surge in digital innovation and technological adoption, especially in the financial sector.
People are no longer generating data purely from ATMs or banks but instead via online banking, e-commerce platforms and more.
However, cashless payments have made cybercrime for financial services a bigger cause for concern. Cybercriminals are exploiting data to impersonate individuals, gain access to sensitive information and more.
Read on to discover how we can deal with cybercrime for financial services in Malaysia.
How Cybercriminals Attack Employees Working from Home
The Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international body that monitors the global financial system, has found that the increasing number of employees working from home is contributing to a rise in cyberattacks.
Working from home has propelled the adoption of new technologies and accelerated digitalisation. However, it also increased cybercrime in financial services, where workers at home fall victim to phishing, malware and ransomware by cybercriminals.
The FSB also reported that greater reliance on virtual private networks and unsecured Wi-Fi access points created new challenges in safeguarding data and other cyber security issues, leaving IT departments struggling to secure remote workers.
Four Steps to Protect Your Data
Although cybercrime in the finance service seems to be an ever-increasing problem, there are some practical steps that can be taken to minimise a business’s vulnerability to attacks.
Here are four steps businesses can enforce to protect their data from cybercriminals:
1. Leverage The Power of Cognitive Technologies
Improve your IT team’s response to threats with artificial intelligence to strengthen authentication methods and reduce cyber risks.
2. Utilise Data Security and Privacy Measures
Satisfy mounting governance, risk and compliance requirements by implementing better data security policy, data protection, access controls and monitoring.
3. Get Ahead of Threats by Preparing in Advance
Achieve better control over security breaches by incorporating security intelligence, incident response and remediation into a strategic playbook ahead of time.
4. Practice and Enforce Good Security Fundamentals
Experts agree that businesses can stay ahead of cybercriminals by continually evolving protective technologies and solutions.
For example, decreasing the cybersecurity skills gap, enforcing anticipatory measures, and adopting cloud services and AI will help organisations to safeguard their financial services against cybercrime.
These tactics will also allow organisations time to develop countermeasures and responses to minimise any potential damage from unprecedented attacks.
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