Is there Security Risk in Financial Trading Networks?
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n the fast pace world of financial trading, nano-seconds count. They can mean the difference between profit and loss with millions of dollars on the line.
In the race to make trading faster, has there been an oversight for security considerations?
Security researcher James Arlen argues that there financial trading systems have traded security for performance. Arlen is speaking on the topic this week at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.
"These networks are super flat and super shared and are not well protected from each other and there are no firewall" Arlen said in a preview of his Black Hat talk. "It's a big ugly Local Area Networking soup."