The fraud challenges currently facing global financial institutions are extensive. From detecting scams through to synthetic identities, fraud detection in banking requires innovative solutions to deal with complex problems. Unfortunately, most traditional authentication and fraud prevention solutions are aimed at solving a specific problem – is someone logging in from a known device or is the password entered the correct one? These one dimensional solutions leave blind spots for criminals to exploit, coming in the form of remote access attacks, social engineering and malware.
The Federal Reserve recently released a white paper on synthetic identity fraud, highlighting once again the vexing threat this trend poses to the payments industry and our economy on the whole. According to AboutFraud.com: “Synthetic fraud is the fastest growing form of identity theft in the U.S., comprising 80% of all new account fraud and 20% of all credit card losses.”
We’ve written previously about the differences between behavioral analytics and behavioral biometrics and why behavioral biometrics is the better solution for identity fraud and defending against cyber threats. But as behavioral biometrics goes mainstream, it’s worth noting that emerging approaches have significant differences in how they address identity fraud, eCommerce fraud, and more.
In May 2019, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), released the report “Federal Agencies Need to Strengthen Online Identity Verification Processes.” The report has far reaching implications for digital identity standards for both the public and private sectors. In this blog we analyze the report, how it influences the private sector and how to apply a risk-based approach to meet the overhauled digital identity guidelines.
In 2017, BioCatch was recognized by Frost & Sullivan for New Product Innovation in Biometric Authentication, highlighting the company’s position in the emerging behavioral biometrics landscape and its patented Invisible Challenges™ solution, which helps identify fraudsters without jeopardizing the user experience.
Earlier this year, BioCatch announced that our digital identity solution is now available on the ForgeRock Marketplace. Combining BioCatch’s industry-leading solution with ForgeRock’s intelligent authentication technology makes it easy for ForgeRock clients to implement passive authentication, prevent account takeover attacks, and provide a better customer identity and access management experience. Other benefits include greater consistency and visibility across multiple digital channels, as the solution supports both web and mobile applications.