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Nearly three quarters of chief information and security officers at financial institutions plan to ask their firms for an increase in cybersecurity investments in the next year, according to a survey. Of 301 CISOs quizzed by the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), more than half say that 10% or less of their organisation's overall budget is dedicated to cyber security and 73% are looking for a bump.

BBVA held its first Family Cybersecurity Day, an initiative aimed at raising awareness and educating employees and their families about the potential risks derived from the online activities and certain digital habits that are already a part of our daily lives.

Hackers have stolen 7000 bitcoins worth $40 million in one transaction on crypto exchange Binance.
Binance announced this morning that it had discovered a "large scale security breach" involving the theft of user API keys, 2FA codes, and potentially other info, alongside the withdrawal of 7000 bitcoins.

Equifax Inc., (NYSE: EFX) a global data, analytics and technology company has acquired PayNet, a company that provides commercial credit risk underwriting and management solutions to online and alternative finance lenders, and commercial finance and leasing companies in the U.S. and Canadian markets.

An international criminal network that used malware to try to steal $100 million from more than 41,000 victims, has been dismantled after a law enforcement operation spanning several countries.

Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) has launched Citi Verify, a new identity and account verification solution that helps clients streamline customer onboarding, reduce the risk of improper payments, and drive operational efficiencies.

AxiomSL, the leading global provider of regulatory-reporting, risk and data-management solutions, today announced that it has received ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification (known as ISO 27001). The certification covers AxiomSL’s core software and ControllerView® flagship product, its system development, professional and client support services and company operations. It also covers AxiomSL’s cloud-based solutions, operations and client support.

The US House of Representative is launching task forces looking into fintech and artificial intelligence in financial services.Set up by the House Committee on Financial Services, the fintech task force will look at domestic and international regulation of the nascent sector as well as the infrastructure and legal and regulatory framework for efficient payments.

IBM and Thomson Reuters are fusing their AI and data expertise to help financial institutions meet regulatory compliance requirements. The new regtech offering will be delivered from the IBM Cloud and feature real-time financial services data from thousands of content sources.

Dozens of financial services job roles will see much of their work taken by data analytics and automation in the next few years, according to a new report from Singapore, which is preparing for the radical workforce shift with a new career training programme focused on emerging technology roles.

Interbank payment network Swift is positioning itself as a cutting edge IT shop as it seeks to recruit 150 talented IT professionals worldwide.

The UK payments industry is undergoing an unprecedented transformation, driven by the twin engines of growing adoption of technology and changing consumer expectations.
This has led to a race to launch innovative new payment products, services and business models to meet growing customer demand.

The securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Québec and Saskatchewan (participating jurisdictions) today announced a co-operation agreement with the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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