Faces of Fraud

Analysts wonder whether recent hacks like that of Equifax might serve as the tipping point for banks to rollout new anti-fraud measures, while in tandem, more than half of financial institutions surveyed lack confidence in their current ability to detect and prevent fraud. At least that’s what the 2017 Face of Fraud Survey, conducted by ISMG, experts in risk management research and data security analytics, and commissioned by VASCO recently… Read more


Top 5 Security Stories in 2015

2015 was a remarkable year in the IT security area. There was never a dull moment with novel attack methods, new enemies, massive breaches of healthcare organizations and the OPM, Hacking Team’s embarrassing takedown, and cars and toys becoming targets. Hard to imagine it all fit into just 365 days and it doesn’t look like it will slow down one bit with the New Year. Below is a brief look… Read more


The Three Laws of Cyber Fraud

Last week I attended the RSA Conference in San Francisco, which is probably the largest yearly cyber security conference and trade show in the world with about 22,000 attendees nowadays. One of the most popular sessions at the conference is the Cryptographers’ Panel, during which some of the founding fathers of modern cryptography discuss trends in research and cyber security in general. This year the panel consisted of Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, Whit Diffie and Ed Georgio (former chief… Read more


Consumer Security Is No Longer One-Size-Fits-All

In the wake of recent high-profile breaches of personal information, a few things have become apparent to consumers as well as information security professionals. Retailers may be just as susceptible to information theft as financial institutions — the impact to consumers is just as damaging, and there is something severely lacking in the way information is transmitted and secured across the financial ecosystem. For some consumers, it’s enough to know… Read more