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Securing the SWIFT Infrastructure Across the Cyber Kill Chain
11 July 2018
Vimal Mani, CISA, CISM, Six Sigma Black Belt
Cyberattacks are emerging faster than ever across the world. Banking and financial services have particularly become preferred targets for notorious hacker groups such as Anonymous, Carbanak Group, Metel and GCMAN, who attack the banking and financial services sector on an ongoing basis. After the high-profile Bangladesh Central Bank heist in 2016, SWIFT has become a preferred target for many global hacker groups. Even the famous Shadow Brokers group announced that it offers a monthly information delivery service based on data stolen from SWIFT service providers and central banks across the globe.
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Figure 1 depicts the typical SWIFT architecture in a financial organization. Read More >>