Finally, there's a smarter way to protect your trading networks.

In the age of automation, Cara, your virtual security expert, is a vital, 24/7 member of your team.

Finally, there's a smarter way to protect your trading networks.By Jimmy Yeung    May 22, 2017      Thinking

As the world advances in the era of artificial intelligence, we’re eagerly studying, learning, and progressing in this field. All are necessary actions in order to keep up with this significant paradigm shift -- one that’s changing our behavior, culture, livelihood and more. I can’t tell you how many industry engineers and data scientists I’ve spoken with who have all said the same thing: As humans will increasingly live and work in parallel with technologies based on machine learning and automation, we need to adapt.

It’s especially concerning when you think about how humans will function as we continue down this path.

Humans make decisions based on what we learn, what we understand, and what we’ve experienced in life. If we don’t have the right context, how can we make the most informed analyses, decisions or conclusions? Similarly, machines rely on multiple data points and sources as their context in order to analyze, decide, predict, correlate and apply. Lack of accurate context (or data) will skew the machine’s decision, and the outcome can be catastrophic.

Now more than ever, we need data that can be correlated, indexed and quickly searchable. At the most basic level, we need accurate, reliable systems in place that can collect and analyze underlying data so that our machines can make smart, critical decisions from there.

Luckily, I work at Corvil, and we know a thing or two about all that -- and more. In fact, because we know the complex lay of the land when it comes to protecting electronic trading networks, what’s on the horizon for autonomous tools, and the growing demand for increasingly sophisticated cyber security technologies, we recently introduced to the industry a new virtual security expert, Cara.

Powered by machine learning algorithms, Corvil “Cara” acts as a virtual security expert that autonomously identifies vulnerabilities and possible attacks within trading environments that often process trillions of dollars’ worth of transactions daily. Cara runs multi-dimensional security analytics that detects patterns of compromise, and pinpoints the most important issues for investigation. Her daily cybersecurity intelligence report includes a cyber risk assessment score, and outlines the insights required by CISOs and security teams for detailed forensic investigation and response.

Given the highly automated nature of electronic trading businesses today, there is a high sensitivity to performance impact. Cara is deployed with zero compromise to trading systems and infrastructure speed, agility or performance, which is so intrinsic to the most successful electronic trading businesses. In fact, the US Securities and Exchange Commission recently cited cybersecurity as the biggest risk facing the financial system. Like I said before, we need to adapt. And in doing so, we’ve made sure that Cara is the first and only solution to bridge the gap that traditional security solutions have been unable to fill.

And the best part of all, Cara requires no human involvement or cloud connection, significantly shortening the time it typically takes a human analyst to compile similar insights. Cara is like having a completely independent teammate who can help shoulder the group’s workload, and that’s a bonus that I (Corvil employee or not) can certainly get behind.

Finally, there's a smarter way to protect your trading networks.

Jimmy Yeung, Sales Engineer, Corvil
Corvil is the leader in performance monitoring and analytics for electronic financial markets. The world’s financial markets companies turn to Corvil analytics for the unique visibility and intelligence we provide to assure the speed, transparency, and compliance of their businesses globally. Corvil watches over and assures the outcome of electronic transactions with a value in excess of $1 trillion, every day.

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