Security Trends 2019

To help banks and financial institutions (FIs) anticipate and respond to cybersecurity trends in 2019, we’ve brought together some of our top security, technology, and industry experts. Here we share predictions for 2019, along with our thoughts on the technologies of choice critical to building digital trust and customer loyalty. This year, the impact of regulatory change tops our list… Read more

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Multi-Factor Authentication

Every day brings new reports of cyberattacks and data breaches, many of which could have been prevented through multi-factor authentication (MFA). In 2017, financial institutions (FIs) lost $16.8 billion to cybercrime and experienced $5.1 billion in account takeover losses. Will it ever get better? The simple answer is no. Breaches will continue to fuel financial fraud, account takeover, and new… Read more

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Fraud Trends 2019

Cyberattacks on banks and financial institutions (FIs) are growing in volume, complexity, and speed. According to Forbes, cyberattacks target financial services 300 times more often than other industries. “While the typical American business is attacked 4 million times per year, the typical American financial services firm is attacked a staggering 1 billion times per year,” the business magazine reports. That… Read more

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Facial Recognition

Biometric facial recognition is evolving faster than many people realize. It is common knowledge that government buildings, military installations, and retail locations have had security cameras deployed for years. Over the past decade, they have upgraded and integrated cameras with sophisticated facial recognition software to help protect people and assets on-site. What is changing, however, is the rate at which… Read more

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Online Sports Betting

On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled in favor of New Jersey’s case to repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), thereby paving the way towards legalizing online sports betting in the U.S.  PASPA had prohibited all states other than those with existing legislation—Nevada, Oregon, Delaware, and Montana—from legalizing online sports betting. The… Read more

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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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Behavioral Biometrics: Improving Security and the Customer Experience

Before the Internet, customers who wanted to transact with their bank had only one option – a visit to their local branch for a face-to-face transaction. Now, in the mobile age, customers expect their banks to provide secure and easy access to the full suite of banking services via their mobile device. New channel, new challenges This demand for mobile… Read more

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Before there were ‘preppers’ there were the sign holders, who would boldly proclaim, “The End is Near” on street corners, in football stadiums, and in fact anywhere large crowds gathered. Today, there are pundits (and others) in the security industry heralding a similar message, the end, or to really put a fine point on it, the death of static passwords… Read more

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Why Telehealth Needs Secure Patient Identification Practices

I recently registered as a patient on a leading telehealth provider’s website. I was very surprised around the lack of identity assurance.  The only verification requested was my insurance card and I had the option of skipping that step since insurance is not a prerequisite for service. WOW! In an era of stolen credit cards, stolen identities and ever prospering… Read more

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Top 5 Security Stories in 2016

2016 was another stunning year in the battle against hackers. The bad guys were more than up to the task with new attacks and an endless display of innovation that challenged even the best security strategies. Yahoo’s topped their half-billion record breach with a billion-record breach, ransomware ran amok, DDoS attacks scaled to new heights, the endpoint grabbed major attention,… Read more

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