Matt Ellard is vice president for EMEA at security and systems management company Tanium.

The financial services sector is ahead of the curve when it comes to data security. Interconnectivity and regulatory compliance has ensured this. But in an effort to install the right defences, the sector has embraced too many individual point solution tools, creating disparate, unmanageable networks that leave the industry increasingly vulnerable.

To make sure that the financial advisory and wealth management sector doesn’t become the latest victim in the ongoing cyberwar, there are three very simple questions that IT teams should be able to answer: