CCPs hike spending on cyber defences

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The operators of the US’s largest clearing houses say they have ramped up spending on cyber security in the past 12 months, citing the ongoing threat malicious actors pose to their organisations.

Speaking earlier today (April 12) at the World Federation of Exchanges’ clearing and derivatives conference in Chicago, John Davidson, president and COO of the Options Clearing Corporation, said the central counterparty’s biggest area of increased spending last year was cyber security.  

“It is

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