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Locking Down a Bank’s Cyber Security Infrastructure

The Challenge

A major bank needed to better manage its IT security risks, as well as its compliance and audit capabilities. The bank wanted a trusted security solutions adviser and partner to secure its infrastructure, applications and data protection stack—and turned to Cognizant's banking technology experts.

Our Approach

We took a phased approach—design, build, manage and enhance—to secure the bank’s infrastructure. This included:

  • Designing data center core security components, security policies and compliance; and migrating and refreshing the bank’s network and security product.
  • Building data continuity and disaster recovery core security components; migrating and enhancing infrastructure components to a new level; performing baseline security assessments, along with hardening and remediation; and integrating security process workflows.
  • Managing and monitoring data continuity security operations; integrating security and infrastructure processes with advanced security controls; and setting up threat intelligence integration and incident response workflows.
  • Enhancing the setup of a dedicated security office; identifying and initiating additional strategic and operational initiatives; and conducting security programs to enhance landscape views.
Transforming Cyber Security Defenses

We established a comprehensive and transformational cybersecurity defense across the bank’s entire infrastructure—including its applications and data repositories—and then verified the results through industry-standard security metrics.


SANS Institute Top 20 Critical Security Controls for the bank


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