FIS partners with Dept. of Homeland Security

Feb. 4, 2014 at 3:51 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Banking and payments technology firm FIS is partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for cybersecurity research.

FIS said that under the partnership agreement, it will collaborate with Homeland Security and other federal agencies to improve the security of financial transactions around the world and respond to cyberthreats to the financial industry.

It will also help protect critical financial infrastructure.

"This partnership demonstrates the leadership role FIS plays in defining security for the financial services industry worldwide," said Greg Montana, executive vice president and chief risk officer of FIS. "We're proud of our partnership with DHS and will leverage this experience to continue to strengthen the banking and payments environments for financial institutions and the customers they serve."

FIS said it collaborate work with Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, a 24x7 cybermonitoring, incident response and management center. The Department of Homeland Security uses the center to share information with federal partners and the private sector every day.

No details as to the length of the agreement were given.

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