The open banking trend continues around the world, and most recently, the U.S. has taken another step towards adopting the policy. On July 31, the U.S. Department of Treasury published a detailed report, titled A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities: Nonbank Financials, Fintech, and Innovation that will likely serve as the catalyst for open banking in the United States. The Department… Read more


September 17, 2018 - Sarah Van de Vyver

Recently, the FIDO Alliance (Fast Identity Online) announced the availability of its FIDO2 protocol. What is this, how does it impact the traditional login password, and why should financial institutions (FIs) pay attention? FIDO: Eliminating the Traditional Password Improving the overall user experience and removing friction is key for financial institutions deploying online and mobile applications. User experience has a… Read more


Adaptive authentication represents the cutting-edge of authentication technology, and Intelligent Adaptive Authentication (IAA) sits at the forefront. It allows financial institutions (FIs) to break the balancing act between mitigating fraud and encouraging growth. Fraud mitigation has traditionally been perceived as a trade-off between security and user experience: If FIs tighten their security measures, they will prevent more fraud – but… Read more


multifactor authentication

It’s remarkable just how many significant security breaches could have been prevented if only multifactor authentication technology had been deployed. A lack of strong authentication is the reason behind the recent breach of the popular mobile app Timehop, which lets users see social media posts from the same date in previous years. The breach exposed the credentials, phone numbers and… Read more


Diving into Summer Vacation Security Risks

We are in the middle of the holiday season, and while it may be the most enjoyable part of the year, it’s definitely not the safest. We all take our technology gear with us on vacation, the kids enjoy their devices and professionals today worry about completely disconnecting from their work responsibilities. Here’s the problem, security threats don’t stop just… Read more


New iOS 12 Feature Risks Exposing Users to Online Banking Fraud

Security Code AutoFill is a new feature for iPhones in iOS 12. It is supposed to improve the usability of two-factor authentication, but could expose users to online banking fraud by removing the human validation aspect of the transaction signing/authentication process. Two-factor authentication (2FA), which is often referred to as two-step verification, is an essential element of many security systems,… Read more


Matthias Valcke

Finding the best fraud detection and prevention solution for your organization can be challenging. Requirements from internal stakeholders and vendor fact sheets can give an overwhelming impression that your solution needs to have it all and then some. In reality, your choice should simply tick all the boxes on your must-have list and cover your business use cases. It should… Read more


Julie Conroy

When it comes to fraud, financial institutions (FIs) find themselves trying to address competing priorities. On the one hand, the need for strong authentication and security continues to rise. Fraud and hacking attempts become more sophisticated each year, and new laws and regulations require stronger customer authentication security – potentially adding more friction to the customer experience. However, consumers have… Read more


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The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act was just signed into law by President Trump.  Also known as the Dodd-Frank Repeal, the new law removes many of the regulations imposed on banks after the financial crisis and the Great Recession of the late 2000s.  As with most laws, the Act includes numerous provisions. Among these is Section 213,… Read more


Online Banking

In recent years, open banking has received a lot of attention in the financial services sector. Open banking means that banks open their systems to authorized third-party financial service providers, so these companies can initiate and process payments and financial transactions at the request of the bank’s customers. Open banking promises to unlock innovation that will profoundly improve the banking… Read more