Although 2014 had plenty of bad cybersecurity news for everyone -- including large retailers, hotel chains, and even the US Postal Service -- financial services companies were hit especially hard. They are often in hackers' crosshairs due to the numerous checking and savings accounts they handle and the vast amount of sensitive and enticing customer information in their databases.

A global survey by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International showed that from April 2013 to May 2014 a full 93% of financial services organizations dealt with cyberthreats.

Banking heavyweight J.P. Morgan's bad 2014 news made major headlines: It announced that the contact i ...

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