Barclays hacks itself

Barclays is hacking its own computer systems to stay a step ahead of the criminals.

Bloomberg News reports that Troels Oerting, who joined as chief information security officer in February, set up a so-called red team in recent weeks to attack the digital defences of the bank. His goal is to find any flaws and fix them before thieves, vandals or terrorists can exploit them.

'We emulate how criminals will try to get into the bank', said Oerting, the former head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Center. 'Then the red unit will do the same work, testing our ability to detect, to prevent, to resist'.

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Barclays Hacks Its Own Systems to Find Holes Before Criminals Do

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