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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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Cybersecurity Policies Are Not Serving Us, Need To Be Fixed.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan. 19, 2017

With major transition in the American capital this month, the financial services industry and its cybersecurity stakeholders, like many others, are watching what comes next. Recent federal and state efforts to set cyber risk management standards may be delayed by an incoming administration with deregulatory instincts.

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Searching For Specific Malware Not A Solution

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

In the wake of recent reports of malware infecting state and utility networks in the United States, many organizations are searching for any evidence of similar code on their computers. Yet looking for a specific malware is an endless cat and mouse game. As soon as a malware is catalogued and identified by traditional fraud prevention software, the fraudsters institute a new one.

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Malicious Cyber Activity a Bear of a Problem

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

A recently released federal report analyzing malicious cyber activity compromising the U.S. election provides yet another reminder that traditional authentication is not enough to combat cyberthreats.

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Why 2-Factor Authentication Isn’t Enough

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

Google, Skype, and LinkedIn along with a growing number of organizations have turned in the last several years to two-factor authentication. They are doing so in the hopes that requiring a second layer of security will help curb data breaches and cyber identity theft cases. 

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3 Cyber Resolutions for the New Year

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan. 5, 2017

Many like to begin each new year with fresh promises to do great things and be better. Businesses may be in a similar mood to embrace new beginnings. Yet while banks, businesses, software licensors and more may be optimistic about their industry outlook for 2017, cybersecurity threats remain. To that end, we suggest the following three cyber resolutions for the new year.

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Holiday Sales Increase the Risk of Fraud

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec. 28, 2016

Eager shoppers aren’t the only people drawn to holiday sales. Criminals also seize opportunity in this busy, profitable time of year.

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