ArmInfo. A meeting of Armenian banks leaders with InfoWatch Group Director Natalia Kasperskaya was held in the head office of Ardshinbank. Kasperskaya, which is one of the co-founders of Kaspersky Lab, is opne of most reputable persons in Russian IT industry. According to the information shared with ArmInfo at the press office of the Bank, during the meeting actual issues were discussed, particularly the development of IT security sector, improvement of automated banking security systems etc.
"" In banking business the information security is the critical factor and the protection of corporate information is real expression of any company's responsibility in front of the clients and own employees," Natalia Kasperskaya said. She told also about the changes in IT security models, mentioning that traditional " incident based" approach in respect to companies security has expired own actuality. In his turn, Ardshinbank Board Memeber Artyom Constandyan, who is also the member of Armenian Jurisdiction Board under the President of Armenia, mentioned that today the issue of security providing, including that in respect to IT sector, goes much further of the limits of specialized entities and divisions of banks and becomes one of founding corporate functions, implemented by all the organizational structure of the entity, and the information protection becomes the key stone of securing the competitiveness. Mher Grigoryan, the Ardshinbank board Chairman, in his turn expressed common opinion, that cybersecurity is an integral and actual part in the context of modern world tendencies, mentioning the confident interest of Armenian banks in the issue of informational security.
To mention, I nfoWatch is a group consisting of several companies that develop software products and integrated solutions to ensure information security of organizations and combat external and internal security threats. InfoWatch Group has 20 offices in Russia, Germany, Belarus, and Malaysia. Main R&D office in Moscow employs over 300 specialists and experts in the development, implementation, and promotion of proprietary products and technologies.
"Ardshinbank" CJSC was founded in 2003. At present, Ardshinbank, taking into account Areximbank- Gazprombank group, combined with it, has 72 branches (56 of its own and 16 Areximbank) and a representative office in Paris. In terms of coverage of the branch network, Ardshinbank has become the leader since 2017, not only in terms of the total number of units, but also in the number of regional branches. The majority shareholder of Ardshinbank is LLC "Center for Business Investments" with 70,11% equity interest in the capital and "Region Industrial and Financial Corporation" - 28.10%.