Fraud Detection & Cyber Security priorities for NBFCs

Strategic Relevance

The global expansion of businesses exposes them to various risks and vulnerabilities, which unauthorized entities, criminals, and competitors may exploit to gain access to confidential organizational resources. It is crucial to protect these resources. Implementing cybersecurity measures aligns the standard operating procedures with the defined policies and processes adopted by the organization. This integration ensures a consistent and uniform approach to cybersecurity across the organization. By adopting cybersecurity practices, organizations can effectively detect and predict potential fraud instances. This proactive approach helps mitigate risks and enhances the organization’s brand reputation by minimizing the impact of fraudulent activities.

Challenges & Opportunities

  • One of the challenges faced by individuals in implementing cybersecurity is the significant investment required and the need for a proper skill set.
  • There may be some business discomfort that needs to be addressed in order to foster a culture of security adoption within organizations.
  • The field of AI and ML presents an opportunity to enhance fraud detection, response, and automated protection mechanisms, providing improved capabilities for predicting and mitigating security threats.

Future Trends

  • Automated analysis tools: Automated analysis tools that promptly identify and report instances of fraud attempts in a timely manner.
  • Data visualization tools: Utilizing meaningful pictures or graphical representations to depict organizational universal boundaries, data, and tools for effective decision-making.
  • Behavioral analytics and deep learning: Determine the impact of fraud and the necessary actions to be taken. Next-generation tools also enable automation of such actions, streamlining the response process.
  • The internal audit function: Conduct regular audits and assess the implementation and effectiveness of security measures, ensuring ongoing compliance and continuous improvement.

Best Practices & Key takeaways

  • It is essential to implement industry-specific security standards such as the NIST Framework, ITIL, ISO, and others to ensure a robust security posture aligned with industry best practices.
  • Organizations must promptly adhere to regulatory guidelines, circulars, and advisories to stay compliant with relevant regulations and maintain a proactive approach to security.
  • Maintaining regular communication and connectivity with security agencies is crucial to receive early alerts and stay informed about emerging threats, enabling organizations to respond swiftly and effectively.
Bhagwatiprasad Dubey
Chief Information Security Officer
Axis Mutual Fund

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