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Trust is the foundation of the relationship between Financial Service Institutions (FSIs) and their customers. Failure to properly safeguard data can have profound and lasting impacts on a company’s reputation and business. To make matters more complex, software has become a central component of FSI businesses and will only continue to increase in importance.

Today, financial institutions are uniquely positioned to create impactful, forward-thinking customer experiences, and many of them are doing just that. The way people build software is evolving fast—from mobile applications to the infrastructure of our largest insurance providers, banks, stock exchanges, and other financial institutions.

New development methodologies bring code to market faster, but inadequate tooling and processes can lead to gaps in security. With increased consumer expectations and pressure to lower costs, it’s more important than ever to build efficient, collaborative, and secure workflows that help teams focus on building the best, most innovative software for their customers.

That’s why thousands of organizations are using GitHub to free their workflows from insular development and build secure processes that give engineering teams the flexibility to do their best work. Whether you’re implementing a new continuous integration (CI), continuous development (CD) environment, or developer collaboration process, there are a few best practices teams can follow to keep their code safe from errors, security breaches, and other exploitable vulnerabilities. In this eBook, we’ll outline the unique regulatory and technical challenges that financial services institutions face, how to address them, and how GitHub can help.