Maybank takes to the dark web to tackle hackers

Bank’s CRO and CTO discuss front-foot approach to cyber threats

Group chief risk officer Gilbert Kohnke: “We have to plan for extreme scenarios”; this includes state-sponsored hacking

When it comes to fighting cyber criminals, Malaysian lender Maybank is going on the offensive. Executives at the retail-focused bank, active in a fast-growing economy, say they cannot afford to rely on traditional defences as new and more dangerous threats emerge: a single successful attack could erode the trust of the bank’s 22 million customers.

Suhail Suresh, group chief technology officer at Maybank, sets out the nature of the threat facing the lender in stark terms. Acknowledging that

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