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Blockchain Q&A: Is It the Answer to Financial Fraud? Not Yet…

Blockchain first leapt into public awareness when it became known as the foundational layer of the Bitcoin crypto-currency. It’s still early days, but already the impact of the globally distributed ledger technology is being likened to that of the internet when it first appeared in the early ‘90s. It’s even being touted as the answer…

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Andreas Baumhof
By Andreas Baumhof Posted

How Millennials are Driving Digital Transformation in Financial Institutions (And Why It Matters More Than You May Think)

They Want Everything Now—And It Better Be Fraud-Free For retail bank brands, the fight against both online fraud and user friction is rapidly reshaping the competitive landscape. But what is actually driving this digital transformation in banking and the need for this careful balancing act? Or, more importantly, who’s driving it—and why does it matter…

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Armen Najarian
By Armen Najarian Posted

Beyond Digital Identity: 17 Predictions for 2017

Well that just happened. From Trump to Brexit and well beyond, 2016 delivered enough shocks, twists and turns to inspire Merriam-Webster to name “surreal” its “Word of the Year.” Among other things, it was a time of far too many high-profile cyber-attacks, new debates about privacy vs. national security, and fresh concerns over the unnerving role…

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Vanita Pandey
By Vanita Pandey Posted

Asia Pacific Under Attack: The Q3 2016 Cybercrime Report and a Region in the Crosshairs

Report Reveals a 40% Increase in Cyber Attacks — Here’s What It Means to a Booming Digital Revolution On a quiet morning last May, 100 hooded thieves descended on Tokyo and proceeded to ransack over 14,000 ATM machines in just less than three hours, before vanishing as quickly as they’d appeared.   According to the…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

Yahoo! Breach! Yowza!

For anyone following the string of corporate data breaches over the past several years, the Yahoo breach barely raises an eyebrow.  It is interesting that this latest breach announcement regarding the theft of 1 billion account records comes only three months after Yahoo announced the breach of 500 million account records.  The two breaches appear…

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George Tubin
By George Tubin Posted

Cybercrime Report Q3 2016: The Good, The Bad & The (Very) Ugly

Another day, another data breach. LinkedIn. Dropbox. Yahoo. On any given day this year, the world learned of yet another successful cyber attack on a high-profile organization—often long after the damage has been done. In just the last few weeks, these and other organizations were joined by still more, including the US Navy, Michigan State…

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Vanita Pandey
By Vanita Pandey Posted

The Grinch Goes Mobile: The Cybercrime Report Q3 2016 And Emerging Mobile Threats

Mobile may be a bigger deal this holiday season than anyone ever imagined. Unfortunately, so might mobile threats. According to an article by Tech Crunch, on Black Friday, online sales from mobile devices accounted for $1.2 billion. The problem: As mobile adoption accelerates, so will its profile as a lucrative attack vector for cybercriminals. For…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

‘Tis the Season for Cybercrime Attacks

An Estimated 50 Million Cybercrime Attacks Will Strike Online Retailers at the Peak of the Holiday 2016 Shopping Season Here’s what you need to know now: A look back at cybercrime statistics from holiday seasons past could offer a glimpse of what we could have in store for Holiday 2016. Warning: It might not be…

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May Calceta
By May Calceta Posted

Insider Threats: The New Front in the War on Fraud

Insider risk has long been the elephant in the room when it comes to corporate data breaches. While the headlines focus on shadowy hackers and international cybercrime rings, the truth is that a surprisingly large percentage of attacks are made possible because of employee mistakes or deliberate malfeasance. PwC’s Information Security Breaches Survey 2015 revealed…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

E-Retailers Beware: Fraud Attacks Could Hit 50 Million During Holiday Season

For e-commerce vendors in many parts of the world, the time between now and Christmas represents the biggest shopping period of the year. Attention will be rightly focused on website performance, ERP systems, the supply chain and other key operational factors to ensure there are no issues which could affect profits. But a word of…

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Vanita Pandey
By Vanita Pandey Posted
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