Category Archives: Cybersecurity

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 […]

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 […]

Security Infrastructure Challenges in an Age of Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning

Less than a decade ago, the next generation of security challenges was closer to science fiction than to strategic investments (e.g., security infrastructure challenges were the stuff of Die Hard movies rather than systemic cyber-physical threats; predictive analytics was a movie plot theme, like “pre-crime”; machine learning had limited applications to the financial sector and […]

Detection of anomalies in critical financial infrastructure

Anomaly detection is a family of analytic techniques that learns typical properties of a system and reports significant deviations from the typical system’s properties as outliers. Anomaly detection is frequently used in state-of-the-art Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs) because it can provide protection from new zero-day attacks whenever these attacks lead to deviations from typical behaviours […]