Risk-Based Authentication

Forrester Wave Report: ThreatMetrix and the Revolution in Risk-Based User Authentication

Has account takeover (ATO) met its match in digital identity? With ATO attacks on the rise, a revolution in risk-based authentication (RBA) is rapidly replacing outdated password-based systems with context-aware risk analysis. At the forefront of this revolution is ThreatMetrix,...

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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted July 19, 2017
Cybersecurity

Bot Wars: How to Stop the Next Wave of Attacks

This is the third in a three-part series about bots. In parts one and two of this three-part series, we looked at a recent surge in malicious bot offensives that have painted a broad and very dire picture of the...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted July 7, 2017
Digital Identity

Digital Identity: A Global Economic Imperative

The WannaCry ransomware attack in May that hit more than 200,000 computers worldwide and caused havoc in parts of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK was arguably the most high-profile cybercrime campaign in recent memory. And for those...

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Geoff White
Posted June 28, 2017
Cybersecurity

Phantom Menace: Cybersecurity and the Bot Revolution

This is the first in a three-part series about bots. A Bot-pocalypse might be closer than you think. In her 2017 Internet Trends Report, Mary Meeker points out that, after a brief decline, traffic generated from bots has once again...

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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted June 21, 2017
Digital Identity

NIST Digital Identity Guidelines: The Good and the Opportunity for Better

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has long been an authoritative reference source for authentication assurance guidance. Its latest publication, “Digital Identity Guidelines,” is no exception. The guidelines update previous standards and extend them to address identity and...

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Aidan Herbert
Posted June 19, 2017
Cybersecurity

The Rise in Social Engineering Fraud — And How to Stop It

Think preventing social engineering fraud is tough now? It’s only going to get tougher. As financial services organizations race to harden their defenses against cybercrime, their weakest link is suddenly getting a lot more dangerous — and costly. Call it...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted June 2, 2017
Cybercrime

Cybercrime’s Seismic Shift: The Rapidly Evolving Global Threat Map

Breached identity data travels fast — sparking a sudden 35-percent increase in cyberattacks that are rapidly reshaping the global threat map, according to the Q1 2017 Cybercrime Report from ThreatMetrix. That amounts to more than 130 million attacks in just...

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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted June 1, 2017
Cybersecurity

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...

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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted May 22, 2017
Fraud Prevention

Insurance: Fraud Detection Drills Deep in the Age of Digital Identity

Ross Compton might just become a poster child for fraud detection in the digital age—but it could depend on what his heart has to say about it. Earlier this year, the Middletown, Ohio man pleaded not guilty to setting a fire...

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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted March 16, 2017
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