By 2011, three quarters of U.S. households will be banking online — nearly double the number doing so now. And what's the number one thought on their minds?

The security of their accounts, their personal information, and their online transactions.

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The financial vertical: FFIEC guidelines have forced financial services companies to strengthen security

The financial vertical: Five ways to protect data and IP

The financial vertical: How institutions protect data - from unaware employees and outsiders

The financial vertical web exclusive: Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation gains trust through a robust web application security program

The financial vertical web exclusive: The Debt Exchange owes an improvement in security to a new scanning service

Security, of course, has become the hot topic facing both consumers and financial services institutions. In this special section, we take a look at how a revolution in the online financial services marketplace is impacting IT security professionals.

How have the myriad government regulations — from SOX to FFIEC to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act — influenced the way corporations do business? What strategies are they implementing to stay ahead of cybercriminals and the rampant attempts at perpetrating online fraud?

This is the third of four vertical outlook sections that SC Magazine is publishing this year. Our final special section, taking a close look into how the government market is resolving its tough IT security problems and compliance demands, will appear in our November issue.