BioCatch Blog Channel

The Ides (Hacks) of March

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar. 24, 2017

BioCatch's Vice President of Marketing Frances Zelazny has written this blog post as a follow-up to last week’s blog on tax scams and the consumer perspective. 

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Tax Season Scams: How They Work and How to Avoid Them

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar. 17, 2017

Benjamin Franklin famously said: "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Unfortunately, in today’s modern world, a third certainty is that there will always be those who try to cheat individuals out of their hard-earned money. 

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Mobile World Congress 2017: Top Takeaways

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar. 10, 2017

Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile industry conference with more than 108,000 attendees from 208 countries, wrapped up in Barcelona, Spain on March 2. BioCatch founder, CTO & VP Business Development, Avi Turgeman, participated in a panel discussion titled “Social Engineering: Hacking the User” on Thursday, discussing what operators can do to encourage customers to engage in safer types of behavior online.

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Global Trends in Online Fraud: 2016 Year in Review and What to Expect From 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar. 9, 2017

With 2016 in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to take a look at the malware industry and see how it evolved, the strategies fraudsters are using and what we can expect in the year 2017.

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Fileless Malware: What It Is and How To Protect Against It

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb. 27, 2017

According to recent reports, system administrators and cybersecurity personnel have a new threat to worry about: so-called “fileless malware.” Kaspersky Lab first became aware of this new threat in 2015 and published detailed findings in early February, 2017 as the technique has become more widespread. Not only is this new kind of malware a very different type of threat to online security, but it also emphasizes the need for better security authentication methods than are widely used in the industry.

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New York State Cybersecurity Regulations

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb. 23, 2017

Regulations Issued

When New York State published final cybersecurity regulations for the financial services industry last week, it became the first in the nation to offer specific guidelines to protect consumers from identity theft and other cyberthreats.

There are multiple provisions related to compliance, reporting, creation of incident response plans, etc. which are covered by other guidelines more generally. What makes the New York State regulations unique, however, is the specificity which they address the requirement for multi-factor authentication and risk-based authentication.

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Combining Voice and Behavioral Biometrics: The Latest Tool in Cybersecurity

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb. 16, 2017

According to a recent study, up to 15 million Americans had personal and financial information stolen in 2016, despite the rise of two-factor authentication (2FA) and credit cards using EMV chip technology. While 2FA and EMV chips provide an added layer of security over older methods, hackers and cyber criminals have demonstrated an increasing ability to overcome even these more stringent security methods, using social engineering to obtain credentials and fooling call centers and other operators into changing necessary information that would allow them access online.

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Top 6 Things to Do at RSA Conference 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb. 13, 2017

The RSA Conference “where the world talks security” kicks off in San Francisco February 13th. This exciting global security symposium can be overwhelming with over 45,000 visitors attending hundreds of presentations, panel discussions, forums, learning labs, and more. Here are our six things we’d suggest to do at this conference devoted to securing and safeguarding our digital world.

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Securing the Payment Industry in 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb. 8, 2017

Payment industry stakeholders spent 2016 adapting to open APIs, omnichannel commerce, EMV chip cards and other major innovations. To ensure security in 2017, the payment industry will be expected to make transactions convenient for customers, while also utilizing the necessary safeguards and strong authentication solutions to prevent new account fraud and bolster cybersecurity. 

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Is 2017 the year for Behavioral Biometrics?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb. 2, 2017

After facing ever-evolving threats, and reluctantly acknowledging they are “not resilient” to cyber attacks, many organizations are looking to expand their cyber security arsenal. The desire to prevent financial or reputation risk will drive increased awareness of behavioral biometrics in 2017.

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