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Iain Swaine

Iain Swaine

Director EMEA, Global Advisory at BioCatch
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Bio Iain has spent 16 years specialising in Cybercrime prevention, holding positions within Banks, Consulting and Product companies. He has seen the rise of attack methodologies from individual attackers to organised crime groups and nation state attackers, and has tried to understand both the technical and human side of these attacks. He has been with BioCatch for 5 and a half years helping shape how behaviour can be used to detect new attack methodologies and different use cases as part of the Global Advisory Team.


Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services

You’ve Been Phished! But What Happens Next?

22 Feb 2023

Phishing is the oldest weapon in a fraudster’s war chest and still serves as the most common form of cyber-attack around. Phishing attacks reached a record high in 2022, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group, with banks continuing to be the number one target. What has become known to many consumers is how to spot most phishing emails when ...


FinTechs: How to improve user satisfaction and fraud prevention

21 Sep 2022

Any company built on user numbers should learn from the Twitter vs. Elon Musk controversy - quantity does not guarantee quality. In order to become profitable, strong, and able to withstand the current economic storm, banks and FinTechs must now shift from a growth-focused strategy to one that caters to the needs of its key demographics and encour...


Social engineering in the Financial Sector: Humans remain the Weakest Link in the Security Chain

12 May 2022

Each year, the risk of being a victim of cybercrime grows. In the first half of 2021 in the UK, criminals stole a total of £753.9 million through fraud, an increase of over a quarter (30 per cent) compared to the first half 2020. Criminals are increasingly targeting banks and other financial organisations with social engineering fraud. Here, cyb...