Securing Critical Information in the Banking Environment

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The banking industry has always been subjected to tighter controls as compared to any other industry. Perhaps this is not surprising since the banking system plays a very important role in the economic development of a country.

Not so long back, banking transactions used to be manual. There has been, however, a paradigm shift in such transactions in the past few years.

The use of information technology in the banking industry has increased considerably. Computers are being extensively used to manage the flow of information and process data in a bank.

However, every new technology has its pitfalls and information technology is no exception.

Since banking information is highly sensitive, there is that much more need for information flowing through banking channels to be secure from prying eyes and be immune to any kind of tampering.

This necessitates regular audit of a bank's information technology systems to verify that the information systems of a bank are secure. In fact, periodic information security audits are becoming a statutory requirement in most countries of the world.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To understand the importance of information security audits in a bank.
  • To comprehend the various steps involved in information security audit for banks.
  • To recommend security measures to be taken by banks to protect information.
  • To learn to design a comprehensive security policy for banks.

Course Contents:

  1. Understanding the needs of information security audits in banks
  2. Design and implementation of a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  3. Audit trails and maintenance
  4. Internet Banking
  5. Security policy