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Posted July 29, 2013
Attendees Will Learn Best Practices for Comprehensive Protection Against Mobile Device Attacks
San Jose, CA – July 29, 2013 – ThreatMetrix™, the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime prevention solutions, today announced that it is hosting a complimentary one-hour ThreatMetrix™ Cybercrime Education Series webinar on Wednesday, July 31 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be led by Alisdair Faulkner, chief products officer, ThreatMetrix, on: “Mobile Cybercrime: Protecting Your Business and Your Customers From Attacks.”
Mobile device usage is one of the fastest growing trends in conducting online business, with consumers and employees demanding anytime, anywhere access. In fact, mobile devices have proliferated exponentially across the globe with 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions to date – equivalent to 96% of the world’s population, according to The International Telecommunication Union report, February 2013.
Sophisticated mobile attacks from fraudsters and hackers are also growing rapidly, exploiting mobile devices to steal information and commit payment fraud. Analysts predict worldwide mobile payment transactions will reach $235.4 billion in 2013, with 245.2 million users worldwide responsible for those transactions, according to Gartner report “Forecast: Mobile Payment, Worldwide, 2013 Update.” Protecting against these attacks requires incorporating real-time analysis of persona and behavioral data to separate trusted customers from malicious cybercriminals.
“Cybercriminals operate with a simple philosophy – follow the money,” said Faulkner. “With mobile as the new frontier for cybercriminals, they have been quick to follow consumers on the mobile platform – targeting for payment fraud and account takeovers. Cybercriminals are releasing new malware, specifically targeted for mobile operating systems, at a staggering pace. This exploit targets vulnerabilities in operating systems, effectively compromising browser- and app-based transactions.”
During the webinar, attendees will learn:
• Why mobile growth rates are driving online business and security requirements
• How mobile attack vectors compromise customers and impact revenue
• Why you need a complete view of customers across devices, including mobile devices and apps
• The value of a global trust intelligence network to identify valuable customers and stop attacks in real-time
ThreatMetrix is the fastest-growing provider of integrated web fraud and cybersecurity solutions. The ThreatMetrix Platform helps companies prevent unauthorized access to web and mobile applications, protect sensitive data, and secure transactions against account takeover, payment fraud, identity spoofing, malware, and data breaches. ThreatMetrix protects more than 1,500 customers and 9,000 websites across a variety of industries, including financial services, enterprise, e-commerce, payments, social networks, government, and insurance. For more information, visit www.threatmetrix.com or call 1-408-200-5755.
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