FINSEC in the SAFECARE Awareness Event

FINSEC is glad to have participated in the SAFECARE Awareness Event in Leuven, Belgium. This event, held on the 18th of Septmeber, saw the participation of many practitioners from the fields of cyber and physical security from various sectors (healthcare, financial, energy) and was a great opportunity to share ideas and learn about the SAFECARE […]

FINSEC SIEM Infrastructure

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems have been used in IT since long ago to guarantee security in computer transactions and technological environments. SIEMs collect information about the monitored IT system by using agents deployed close to the infrastructure elements. This information is encapsulated in the form of events and stored, this way the […]

FINSEC’19: International Workshop on Security for Critical Financial Infrastructures and Services

FINSEC is glad to have participated in the ESORICS FINSEC 2019 Workshop in Luxembourg 27.09.2019. This workshop saw the participation of many academicians and from industry from the fields of cyber and physical security and was a great opportunity to share ideas and learn about the DEFENDER Project. FINSEC’19 is a forum for researchers and […]

Securing Critical Infrastructures in the Finance Sector: The Top Five Challenges

In the era of globalization, the finance sector comprises some of the most critical infrastructures that underpin our societies and the global economy. In recent years, the critical infrastructures of the financial sector have become more digitalized and interconnected than ever before. Indeed, recent advances in leading edge ICT technologies like BigData, Internet of Things […]

The FINSEC Approach: Information Modelling

Information Modelling for Integrated (Cyber/Physical) Security Systems The H2020 FINSEC project is developing a unified approach to implementing security in the financial services industry, which is based on the integrated management of both cyber and physical security threats. This unified approach is motivated by the need to reduce the fragmentation of the security teams in financial organizations, […]

The FINSEC Approach: Information Sharing

Financial Supply Chain Security: The value of Collaboration Information sharing and collaboratively managing and mitigating security issues is the next frontier in financial security. Recently, an attack to the largest bank of Malta (Bank of Valeta – BOV) was prevented. Hackers attempted to withdraw 13 million euros, but the bank, shut down its systems, closed […]

Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM): A Simple Example

It’s quite easy to experiment with simple trading & risk assessment models using Python. One could start with the simple Capital asset pricing model (CAPM), which despite its limitations remains popular in various diversified portfolio construction use cases. Using the stats module of SciPy one can easily regress a company’s stock returns (Ri) against the […]

Blockchain Technology in Finance: Five Use Cases Beyond Cryptocurrencies that You Need to Know

Blockchain technology become famous following the introduction of blockbuster cryptocurrencies like BitCoin and Ethereum, which are still the sole applications of blockchains at scale. BitCoin and Ethereum have attracted the interest of the financial services industry, while at the same time giving rise to the introduction of additional cryptocurrencies (AltCoins) such as LightCoin, PrimeCoin, NameCoin and […]

Information Modelling for Integrated (Cyber/Physical) Security Systems

The H2020 FINSEC project is developing a unified approach to implementing security in the financial services industry, which is based on the integrated management of both cyber and physical security threats. This unified approach is motivated by the need to reduce the fragmentation of the security teams in financial organizations, while at the same time streamlining their […]