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Financial Markets: the next generation of cyber threat

Financial Markets: the next generation of cyber threat
  • United Kingdom
  • Financial services - Digital Financial Services

01-10-2018

If you can draw any positives from the recent spike in cyber-attacks, it’s that senior executives and board members now recognise the scale and extent of the threat.

Yet, have investment and clearing banks properly addressed the effects that geo-political tensions can have on the cyber-threat landscape? Have they tested their exposure to state-sponsored attacks on the trading floor?

Eversheds Sutherland LLP’s cyber security partners, Craig Rogers and Michael Bahar explore the evolution of these possible market impacting breaches in our briefing on “The Next Generation of Cyber Threat”.

In the paper they explore:

  • the evolving nature of cyber-threats
  • the geo-political perspective
  • the shifting legal & regulatory landscape
  • what we’ve learnt from recent, large-scale, cyber-attacks
  • specific risks for client-facing & back/middle office functions
  • practical considerations for managing operational & systemic risks

This briefing is available to Eversheds Sutherland clients on request.

Please contact Francesca Wright - or your usual Eversheds Sutherland contact - for your copy.

If a day-trader operating from his parents’ house in West London can trigger a $1tn “flash crash,” it doesn’t take a Hollywood script writer to imagine that a well-funded, well-resourced state sponsored actor could launch a sophisticated and coordinated attack on financial markets - in response to trade embargoes, a military incursion or even a tweet.”