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Securities market participants face greatest financial cyber threat: BAE Systems

The securities markets — trading in stocks, bonds, equities, debt, derivatives, and the like — face the highest level of cyber threat of all financial markets, according to a new report from BAE Systems. “This is due to the large numbers of participants and infrastructures in that market, the complexities of their interactions, and inherent characteristics such as long chains of custody, unstructured communications and trusted practices — all of which combine to provide opportunities for APT [advanced persistent threat] groups to exploit,” the report said. [1]

[1] By Stilgherrian on ZDNet

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