"The misfortune here for the banks is that they can have the best fraud-detection systems out there ... but it all breaks down when they call the 'hacker' to verify the transaction," says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
The Europay, MasterCard, Visa standard, commonly used in most global markets, is coming to the U.S. The sooner issuers, acquirers and merchants initiate migrations, the better, says Stephanie Ericksen, head of authentication product integration at Visa.
Improved collaboration and communication between small businesses and financial institutions is the first step toward improving online security, says Mark Patterson, an ACH fraud victim. What else would help?
U.S. and European institutions can learn from DBS Bank's example. In response to a rash of fraudulent withdrawals that cost accountholders $1 million, the bank is launching a new SMS/text alert service for ATM transactions.
As bank examiners begin applying the updated FFIEC Authentication Guidance, many financial institutions will find that their current security practices do not stand up against the strengthened requirements. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to begin shoring up your authentication controls before your next bank...
It's no longer just about mobile banking. Mobile technology today is deployed by leading-edge institutions for out-of-band user authentication, transaction verification and to help prevent fraud via real-time security alerts.
How can your institution crack down on fraud and maximize its mobile investment?
As part of the updated FFIEC Authentication Guidance, U.S. banking regulators mandate that financial institutions conduct periodic risk assessments of their electronic banking services.
But in the face of evolving threats, a growing online customer base and emerging mobile technology, what is the most effective...
It's a corporate account takeover scheme - with a twist. The scam involves money mules and distributed denial of service attacks. "This is an entirely different scenario," says Mike Smith of Akamai Technologies.
A card compromise at a California-based grocery chain has raised questions about the efficacy of PCI-DSS. Experts say even if merchants are compliant, fraudsters can easily get around the security measures.