Open Banking - Success through Agile Alignment of Security Infrastructure, Strategy and Technology

Open banking can offer opportunities for retail banks that are faced with competition from newcomers to the banking and finance industry. For those unfamiliar with what open banking is, it can be best defined as “the use of open APIs that enable third-party developers (FinTech or non-banking service providers) to provide applications and services around the financial institution.” These services may be located between the customer and the bank, or placed in the bank’s bank-end.

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Hybrid Cloud & Key Management for Financial Service Platforms: IBM's New CCA 7.0 and the Mainframe z15

In response to changing and more dynamic market demands, banks and financial institutions are turning into financial service platforms. They increase the extent of their digital transformations across the hybrid cloud, guided by three motivating factors:

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Banks, Ecosystems & Service Innovation - Aligning the Crypto Architecture around MS Azure and Dynamics

This article explores the concept of financial service platforms and aligns resulting business (process) goals with the necessary crypto architecture. We have a particular look at the integration of MS Dynamics and MS Azure, as it is a rapidly growing service extension platform for many banks.

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Resolving Common Pain Points of Key Management

Many organizations struggle with cryptographic key management for multiple reasons. However, these pain points can be resolved with the right tools.

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Banks Need to be Digitally Agile and Cryptography Should be the Enabler

For traditional banks to rise above the competition they face from big tech, neobanks, and fintechs, they need to add new digital skills to their traditional banking capabilities; positioning themselves as agile providers of financial services by providing demand-driven services at the right time and place.

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Key Management: Cloudy with a Probability of Breach

In the 2009 movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, food instead of rain begins to fall from the clouds. Today’s hybrid computing environment employs so many applications using cryptography that clouds are saturated with crypto keys, and you don’t want to find that yours are falling from the cloud into the hands of cyber-criminals. In this blog, from our strategic technology partner nCipher, we explore the critical need for key management in the hybrid cloud, particularly among banking and financial applications. 

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Integrating Microsoft’s Banking Accelerator (MS Dynamics) in the Cloud with On-Premise Banking-Grade Key Management

The cloud services provided by Microsoft Dynamics 365 are gaining rapid market share in the banking world. A burning question for the security departments is how to take advantage of the cloud services on offer without relinquishing control of their cryptographic keys.

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High-Security Cryptographic Key Management for the Hybrid-Cloud User

When migrating their business-critical applications and cryptography to the cloud, banks and financial institutions face a number of concerns. The push to adopt cloud computing for the sake of efficiency and innovation must be balanced with the responsibility to protect sensitive data and processes.

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End-to-end Banking-grade Key Management - From On-premise to Multi-cloud BYOK

In this article we will look at integration points and explain why it is important that a key management system is able to integrate with a number of applications across various environments (in-house data centers and public clouds).

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