The future of banking is here—and it’s mobile. There are many benefits for banks small and large to invest in online banking technology, but there are also infrastructure security concerns that must be addressed.
Many banks don’t even have basic domain security in place, leaving them open to attacks with potentially devastating consequences.
Want to learn more about cybersecurity for your bank or have a question?
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Answers to Your Questions
Just like you wouldn’t leave your safe at home without a lock, Registry Lock adds an extra layer of security to your digital assets. When Registry Lock is activated, an authorized account manager at 101domain must manually submit a request to the registry, who then verifies the request through a phone call which requires a secret passphrase, in order for any changes to be made to your domain settings.
Registry Lock is a domain security feature that prevents unauthorized parties from updating your domain settings. A domain name hijacking attack as such can cause irrevocable financial and reputational damage to your bank. Registry Lock is a simple yet effective service.
The domain name system (DNS) is like a massive global phone book that directs and routes all the calls that users and other devices make to each other day in and day out, 24/7/365. Although an invisible service, not all DNS services perform the same in speed, reliability, and security. Free standard DNS services pose a major concern for banks—when your website stops responding, slows down, is attacked, or is compromised.
Banks require enterprise DNS services to prevent threats such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. An enterprise DNS solution such as Secure Web Accelerator powered by Cloudflare secures websites, applications, and web infrastructures while ensuring the performance of legitimate online banking traffic is not compromised.
In the DNS, when a URL is requested in a browser or by a device, there are server networks behind the scenes which get you to the correct destination. Unfortunately, attackers have exploited security issues inherent in the decades-old DNS infrastructure. Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) adds a layer of trust on top of DNS by providing authentication before accepting an answer.
DNSSEC is the simplest domain security requirement to deploy. 101domain’s Secure Web Accelerator powered by Cloudflare comes with one-click DNSSEC to protect your banking clients from attacks that can spoof or hijack your DNS records. The DNSSEC protocol verifies that a requested DNS record comes from its authoritative name server and wasn’t altered en-route via cache-poisoning, man-in-the-middle attacks, or other types of DNS forgeries.
Can your web service provider accommodate these security features?
Secure Web Accelerator powered by Cloudflare provides advanced DNSSEC and DDoS protection services to mitigate risks a potential security attack could pose to a bank’s website. Banks can bulletproof their web infrastructure from sophisticated cyber security threats in one simple service.
Secure Web Accelerator is a competitive price bundled with services for security—such as DNSSEC, SSL certificates, DDoS security, WAF—and performance—such as CDN, Load Balancing, Page Rules, and Argo Smart Routing to reduce server costs, increase delivery speed, and improve smartphone conversion. These improvements have a direct impact on user satisfaction.