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Addressing the Threat of False Positive Declines

In the fight against credit and debit card fraud, merchants and issuers unwittingly create unintended casualties when they decline a legitimate cardholder’s transaction because of suspected fraud. No one wins when a “false positive” decline happ...

Innovation in Security: Black Hat 2018

There are few shows that bring together more security vendors than UBM Technology Group’s annual Black Hat conference. Squeezed between BSides Las Vegas and DEF CON, the conference’s two days of briefings bring together thousands of attendees an...

Technology Warranties: Vendors Find a Ready Market in Financial Institutions

Despite warnings from academics, former intelligence community officials, and federal law enforcement, some security professionals at financial services companies harbor a willingness to attack their adversaries. Not necessarily to destroy outsi...

The London Protocol

Amidst an increasing number of phishing reports involving digital certificates, several Certificate Authorities (CAs) have banded together. For the first time, these arbiters of digital trust are cooperating in an effort to proactively ensure th...

‘GDPR Lite’ California Privacy Act Mandates Modern Privacy Practices

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that impacted roughly 87 million Facebook users, California lawmakers have quickly pushed through privacy legislation that could become a standard for how U.S. banks handle customer information.1 Th...

Securing Emerging Channels: Virtual Assistants, the Internet of Things, and Beyond

Connected cars, light bulbs, voice assistants, chatbots, and more! The “Internet of things” (IoT) is expanding swiftly with new types of devices, many of them carrying potential to support banking and payment services. These emerging channels of...

2018 Trust in Banking

This report ranks seventeen of the largest financial institutions in the US according to their level of trust among accountholders and considers the factors that can engender or undermine trust in a financial institution.

Hacking Back: Playing with Fire

Despite warnings from academics, former intelligence community officials, and federal law enforcement, some security professionals at financial services companies harbor a willingness to attack their adversaries. Not necessarily to destroy outsi...

The Rebirth of Identity Protection in Financial Services

This original report, sponsored by EZShield, examines the opportunity for financial institutions to offer identity protection services to their accountholders, in light of the fraud threats faced by digital-first consumers. With consumers facing...

WebAuthn

In April 2018, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) advanced the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) standard to the Candidate Recommendation stage. This standard defines an application programming interface (API) that can be incorporated into browser...

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