Digital Identity

Identity Verification and the Social Security Number: Is There a Future?

They are just nine little digits, but they have become some of the most important numbers in the digital economy – at least when it comes to identity verification. In the U.S., the Social Security number has become the de...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted December 5, 2017
Data Breach

Data Breaches: Is “Personal” Data Becoming an Endangered Species?

After the barrage of data breaches during the past decade, your personal data isn’t too “personal” any more. It is quite likely all over the dark web and in the hands of a cybercriminal. More than 1,171 data breaches this...

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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted November 30, 2017
Digital Identity

Identity Fraud: Keeping Digital ID Cards and Citizens Safe

A potential security flaw in the digital identification cards issued to citizens in Estonia as part of a massive digital transformation effort has put that country’s reputation, as well as the identity of its citizens, in jeopardy — and could...

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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted November 21, 2017
Cybercrime

Cybercrime Report: Five eCommerce Predictions for Holiday 2017

New data from the latest ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report has online retailers bracing for what’s shaping up to be either the jolliest of holiday seasons—or the Nightmare before Christmas. Retailers enter the season quite bullish. Holiday e-commerce spending in the U.S....

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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted November 13, 2017
Fraud Prevention

Fraud Prevention: Three “Singles Day” Lessons for Online Retailers

Memo to online retailers: We’re all “Singles” now. With Singles Day 2017 set to shatter last year’s record of $17.8 billion in online sales, the dynamics fueling its success offer key lessons for every retailer looking to achieve revenue growth...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted November 10, 2017
Fraud Prevention

Fraud Trends in France: Media, Mobile and Millennials

Despite being less digitally active than Germany and the United Kingdom, France is experiencing more cyberfraud than its two neighbors. Even though France accounted for 96 percent less transactions than the UK this past quarter, it still suffered 10 percent...

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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted October 24, 2017
Digital Identity

ThreatMetrix ID: The Digital Identity Journey

According to Big Bang theory, the entire universe has been on an evolutionary journey for the past 13.8 billion years. Thankfully, the evolutionary journey for our latest breakthrough, ThreatMetrix ID™, didn’t take quite as long – only nine years. But,...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted October 16, 2017
Digital Identity

No Better Time for Digital Identities

It is no secret that we live in a post-data breach world. A simple glimpse at the news serves as a sobering reminder of this fact. One of the most recent breaches, which targeted Equifax, is getting quite a bit...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted October 10, 2017
Digital Identity

Identity Proofing: A Holistic Solution for Financial Institutions

One of the foundational challenges that financial services institutions face is understanding who is actually on the other end of a transaction. The solution to this dilemma, according to Javelin Strategy and Research, is a holistic approach that understands the...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted October 4, 2017
Digital Identity

The Death of the In-Store Purchase? Making Frictionless Payments the Offline Norm with Digital Identities

I think I’ve become slightly addicted to online shopping. The speed, simplicity and ease with which I can nail my weekly grocery shopping, stock up on light bulbs and get a next-day delivery for that forgotten birthday present makes life’s...

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Rebekah Moody
Posted September 29, 2017
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