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Case Management: Optimizing Manual Reviews at Scale for Fraud Prevention

In many organizations, fraud analysts are struggling to keep up with the ever-increasing number of events that require manual review. Throttling up policy thresholds for suspicious events — thus reducing the total number of cases flagged for review — is certainly one approach. But it’s nobody’s idea of a perfect solution. In addition, many organizations…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

WannaCry Was Just a Warning: Here’s What’s Coming Next—And How to Stop It

Well, that was close. The WannaCry cyberattack that crippled 200,000 businesses, government agencies and hospitals in 150 countries is now largely tamped down. The crisis was spawned by ransomware that first infected networked computers at Britain’s National Health Service before quickly spreading around the globe. In a matter of hours, it locked computers, encrypted files…

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Andreas Baumhof
By Andreas Baumhof Posted

Six Key Requirements for Selecting a Payment Fraud Management Solution

When it comes to managing payment fraud, merchants have thousands of processors and gateways from which to choose. It’s a competitive space, so you have to stand out. Only the most advanced and comprehensive solution will help you deliver an advantage in the marketplace. Your customers expect frictionless onboarding, streamlined workflows and optimized fraud management…

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Vince Lau
By Vince Lau Posted

Blame it on the Bots: FCC Bombarded with Fake Comments Using Compromised Identities

Last week, the imbroglio over a proposal to gut the FCC’s Title II net neutrality rules boiled over in unexpected and entertaining ways. It began when Comedian John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, urged viewers to visit a website called Go FCC Yourself to post messages in support of neutrality on the FCC’s…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

The Cybercrime Crisis: Evolving Attack Vectors in the Financial Services Sector

An explosion in stolen identity data helped fuel more than 130 million cyberattacks in the first three months of the year, according to the Q1 2017 Cybercrime Report from ThreatMetrix. That’s a 35-percent increase over the same period one year ago. The report, based on actual attacks detected by the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network, provides…

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Vanita Pandey
By Vanita Pandey Posted

The Evolution of Mobile Apps is Transforming the Banking Industry

In its ongoing efforts to meet the demands of today’s digital customer, the banking industry continues to create and enable new mobile apps. However, banks and their developers quickly realized that the traditional tensions present in all online banking interactions — security vs. customer friction — are alive and well in the mobile realm. New…

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Frank Teruel
By Frank Teruel Posted

Big Phish on Campus: The Cybercrime Wave Hitting Colleges

Millenials are coming of age on college campuses nationwide. Possibly the most technically astute and digitally savvy generation, these students expect digital-first strategies to be the norm throughout the entire learning lifecycle. However, it has recently become apparent that even this generation is not immune to the effects of cybercrime. This past spring, a wave…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

The Impact of PSD2 on Financial Services Brands

Are European banks about to get “Starbucked”? On the heels of the final Regulatory Technical Specifications (RTS) for strong customer authentication under PSD2, brands in this once-staid industry category are bracing for impact. To be sure, the EU’s revised payment services directive may find some banks commiserating with retail counterparts who’ve been “Amazoned” in recent years…

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Armen Najarian
By Armen Najarian Posted

SaaS — the Hot New Target for Account Takeovers

Cybercriminals monitor the current landscape for industry dynamics and technological trends that they can exploit. And, it seems as if they have set their sights on a new, yet not so new, target — SaaS offerings. In recent months, Slack, Microsoft 365, Dropbox, Salesforce and other popular software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings have beefed up security to…

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Armen Najarian
By Armen Najarian Posted

Solutions for a PSD2 World

This video blog takes a look at the new PSD2 standards and how ThreatMetrix is helping organizations in Europe and around the globe meet these requirements. PSD2 is designed to establish new requirements aimed at enhancing security, transparency, innovation, and competition in the financial service markets in Europe. ThreatMetrix can help financial institutions and payments…

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Vanita Pandey
By Vanita Pandey Posted
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