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BioCatch is a digital identity company that delivers behavioral biometrics, analyzing human-device interactions
to protect users and data. See how our customers employ our cloud-based solution to proactively collect and
analyze more than 2000 behavioral parameters to authenticate users and identify cybersecurity threats.

Frances Zelazny

Frances Zelazny

Recent Posts

The Latest Salvo in the Fight to Reclaim Digital Identity

Aug. 5, 2019 | Digital Identity | by Frances Zelazny

The discussion around my dinner table the other night centered around a recent fraud incident that affected a good friend. A $34,000 invoice came in with instructions to make a payment on an expected business transaction. Within a few seconds, the email disappeared, and several minutes later, another email appeared. It came from the same sender and all details appeared to be the same. The payment was made.

Several weeks later, the person received a very angry phone call saying the payment was not received. Totally confused, they called the bank to verify that the payment had left the account and that the wire was received on the other side. Turns out, the first email was real and the second was a fraudulent intercept that mimicked the first one exactly except for different wire instructions. Now, their bank will not return the funds since they, as the legitimate account holder, authorized the payment.

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Digital Identity, Security & Biometrics — 3 Key Trends

May. 21, 2019 | | by Frances Zelazny

On May 1, 1999, I began my career in the biometrics and identity industry at an unknown, fledgling company called Visionics that was promoting facial recognition in a shrink-wrapped box to allow people to log onto their PCs safely.

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RSA 2019 – Has Passwordless Authentication Finally Gone Mainstream?

Mar. 22, 2019 | Continuous Authentication | by Frances Zelazny

If you were in San Francisco last week, you would have wondered where the RSA Conference actually was. Personally, I spent a total of 90 minutes in the BioCatch booth over the course of the three days, and much more time outside Moscone Center than on the show floor. That being said, when I was at the trade show proper, there was a continuous crowd, lots of good buzz and conversation, and a palpable energy around when next generation information security will arrive.

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What it Means to Be an American

Nov. 19, 2018 | Cybersecurity | by Frances Zelazny

Last week marked a watershed Election Day in America, but for those of you expecting a political analysis of what transpired, you will be sorely disappointed; for what I want to talk about is identity. Identity from an American point of view. Identity in the context of a crisis that we are facing in this country, which rears its ugly head in so many different ways.

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RSA Conference 2018 Recap: Finding the Innovators

May. 3, 2018 | Continuous Authentication | by Frances Zelazny

The big booths were glitzy and crowded. One was even set up with a spaceship model overhead. Many had seating arranged for presentations and ongoing demonstrations. Coffee, candy, popcorn, all sorts of giveaways.

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What Constitutes Digital Identity? Perspective from the K(NO)W Identity Conference

Apr. 9, 2018 | Authentication, Identity Proofing | by Frances Zelazny

I attended the K(NO)W Identity Conference last week, which has emerged in the last year as the premier event for the identity industry.

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