Photo - James Hatcher, Managing Director, SEEBURGER APAC.
Germany's business integration and managed file transfer solutions specialist Seeburger has launched a new microsite as a research and resource centre for Asia Pacific CIOs in the financial services industry.
Speaking from the company's regional headquarters in Malaysia, APAC managing director James Hatcher said the new microsite presented trends, opportunities, challenges and issues that concerned the financial services industry (FSI) as well as the company's insights into significant IT impacts in the sector.
One of the aims behind the launch of this research and resource (R&R) centre was to create higher awareness of the need for data integrity and security with the FSI arena, said Hatcher.
"This is an example how Seeburger puts significant investments into identifying the patterns of ICT changes in FSI that pave the way for FSI players to see how they can capitalise IT trends to continually uphold data integrity," he said, adding that the microsite would also include the needs of business decision makers, analysts, technology practitioners and the general public.
Hatcher said the need for best practices in data governance was underpinned by analyst firm Deloitte's October 2012 FSI security research that showed more than 50 percent of respondents, from more than 250 financial services organisations from 39 countries, reported an increase in their information security budgets.
"Today, despite the security focus on other industries, FSI continues to be a top target for data breaches, caused by hacks, insider data theft, and the loss of a portable device that contains financial or private information," he said.
"The microsite [seeburgerfsi.com] features prominent content to help CIOs think of ways to innovate their existing IT infrastructures under the pressure of Big Data to address security challenges, govern the disclosure of customers' personal financial information and simplify compliances," added Hatcher. "In the next coming weeks Seeburger will be adding several more new sections including collaterals and videos to reflect the key forces and dynamics, which are shaping the financial services market."
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