Due to the sensitivity of information Flashpoint provides, the subject of this case study, a Fortune 500 financial services company, will remain anonymous and referred to as “the financial services company.”

About the Financial Services Company

The company is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, with employees in more than 40 states. It is one of the largest banks in the United States, offering services for individuals and businesses.

The Financial Services Company and Flashpoint

The financial services company has been a Flashpoint customer since 2014. Flashpoint recently spoke with one of the company’s cyber threat intel analysts to learn more about the company’s experience leveraging Flashpoint intelligence to support its goals and challenges.

Flashpoint empowers business units and functions across organizations with a strategic decision advantage over threats and adversaries, and is suitable for organizations seeking to address enterprise-wide risk. Flashpoint’s sophisticated technology and human-powered analysis enable organizations globally to bolster cybersecurity, confront fraud, detect insider threats, enhance physical security, assess mergers and acquisitions opportunities, and address vendor risk and supply chain integrity.

The Financial Services Company's Challenge

The financial services company’s main challenge is that its cyber threat analysis team is responsible for monitoring and identifying all indicators of compromise (IOCs) that are associated with threats targeting global financial institutions.

The financial services company’s cyber threat analysis team is one of four security teams within the larger organization, and monitors all external threats facing the company. The cyber threat analysis team proactively protects and blocks against active threats targeting its network, and focuses on incidents such as data breaches, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and malware. It is difficult to monitor the enormous amount of data available within illicit online communities as a small team, and they need a partner to help them in this effort.

Why Flashpoint

According to the cyber threat intel analyst, the financial services company chose to work with Flashpoint for a variety of reasons and cited these key factors behind the decision:

According to the cyber threat intel analyst, Flashpoint helps the company address key business risks, including the following:

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