Midwest Bank Automates FS-ISAC Feeds & Reduces Alert Tickets by 83%

"Now I see the result of the Bandura Cyber TIG, and I do less work because it’s there. We think we are in a lot better spot than we were." Learn how a locally owned, Midwestern Bank, with just a single IT person on staff achieved: 83% reduction in critical tickets improved bank’s ability to [...]

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Dark Reading: How to Avoid Becoming the Next Riviera Beach

POSTED ON JUNE 25th, 2019 // BY TODD WELLER On May 30, Dark Reading posted my column, "The Ransomware Dilemma: What if Your Local Government Is Next?" The article came on the heels of the ransomware attack on Baltimore's government and the city's decision not to pay the ransom. The article discussed the moral-versus-practical dilemma of [...]

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How Bandura Cyber Threat Intelligence Gateway Automates FS-ISAC Threat Feeds

The Bandura Cyber Threat Intelligence Gateway (TIG) aggregates, automates, and blocks threats based on FS-ISAC threat feeds and an unlimited number of external threat sources. This improves the cybersecurity posture of FS-ISAC members while reducing the workload on their staff and existing security tools and resources. Learn More about FS-ISAC & Bandura Schedule a Live [...]

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Top 5 Business Reasons Financial Institutions Should Deploy a Threat Intelligence Gateway (TIG)

Financial services firms remain key targets falling victim to cyber security attacks 300 times more frequently than businesses in other industries. Cyber attackers don’t discriminate by size, and 81% of all breaches happen to small and medium-sized businesses. 1. Broader view of threat landscape equals better protection and lower risk.   Cyber defense requires a broad view […]

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Dark Reading Article: The Ransomware Dilemma: What if Your Local Government Is Next?

Although ransomware took a backseat to other attack vectors in 2018, the threat has regained momentum this year. The most recent high-profile ransomware attack occurred 20 miles from my home, in the City of Baltimore on May 7. Baltimore was attacked by a ransomware strain known as RobinHood, and attackers demanded approximately $100,000 in exchange [...]

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Midwest Bank Increases Protection & Gains Greater Visibility and Control

"My coworker was tasked with taking the threat reports, and manually entering in, line by line, the malicious IP addresses and domains. Sometimes it took days to complete. If it was a big report, it might take a month. Now he’s able to just import them into the system. It’s no longer a big deal." [...]

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How a Bandura Cyber TIG Automates FFIEC Quarterly Firewall Audits

POSTED ON JUNE 3, 2019 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) compliance relates to how a financial institutions adheres to a set of guidelines and standards designed to protect the data held by financial institutions. FFIEC provides actionable, uniformed, reasonable cybersecurity guidelines for financial services institutions of varying sizes. The FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT) [...]

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The Florida Election Hack Shows We Need Advanced Threat Intelligence & Collaboration

POSTED MAY 31, 2019 // BY LISA RHODES, HEAD OF STATE & LOCAL, EDUCATION Alarming news confirmed last week by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis acknowledges Russian hackers successfully tapped into the voter registration files of two undisclosed Florida counties. However, some officials in Florida remain unfazed. Since there was no breach tied to the announcement, some [...]

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Dark Reading Article: How We Collectively Can Improve Cyber Resilience

POSTED ON MAY 10th, 2019 // BY TODD WELLER There are three steps you can take to improve cyber resilience, based on Department of Homeland Security priorities.  At the 2019 RSA Conference earlier this year, Chris Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), outlined several key priorities the agency [...]

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Law Firm Protects Against Cyber Threats & Third-Party Risk While Improving TCO & ROI

Founded in 1945, Evans & Dixon is a law firm that represents corporate clients across multiple areas of practice ranging from insurance defense to corporate workman’s compensation, HR claims to patents and copyrights. Working with high profile, Fortune 1000 clients, the law firm is vigilant in protecting not only its own internal network, but also [...]

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