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Matthew Phillips

The evolution of fraud and security - Is it a numbers game or can it be calculated?

Financial services remain a favoured target of skilled cybercriminals, which has left the industry scrambling to keep pace. Yet, if we consider the recent advancements in technologies such as artifici...

17 Oct 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
James Stickland

Passwordfree vs. passwordless authentication: the vital differences

Not only do people not like using passwords, but there’s consensus in the identity and access management space that they are not the most secure way to protect data. Look at this year’s Verizon Data I...

15 Oct 2019
Mark Goldspink

Hitting the streets. Why fighting fraud is not just about sitting in an office

Fraud has reached the highest levels on record, affecting more organizations than ever. The scale of the problem was revealed in last year’s PWC Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey. Of the 7,228 b...

01 Oct 2019
Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services
Paul Shumsky

4 Myths About Blockchain

While the use of Blockchain may provide transformative advantages over other technologies in some cases, they are not a panacea and do not magically solve every problem. Many publications, reports, a...

27 Sep 2019
Transaction Fraud Systems and Analysis
Mike Kiser

Strong Customer Authentication: The Potential and Peril of Biometric Authentication

As I strode quickly off the plane I had taken back to the US and towards customs recently after an international trip, I reached into my satchel. Like the rest of humanity, I did not want to spend any...

25 Sep 2019
Banking Regulations
James Stickland

Financial sector granted life-line extension to PSD2’s Strong Customer Authentication

Regulators put little trust in the strength of the current payment authentication system and rightly so, as fraud levels have hit an all-time high. In the last year, over 2.6 million UK accounts have ...

17 Sep 2019
Banking Regulations
Retired Member

PSD2: the time to act is now

There’s nothing quite like an impending deadline to shake you out of summer holiday mode – and PSD2, due to come into force on September 14th, is a significant one. Whilst the FCA recently confirmed a...

13 Sep 2019
Open Banking
Keith Stonell

It's the quiet ones you've got to watch...

Cyber-attacks are hardly new news, but they are an ever-changing threat. The cyber landscape does not stand still for long, and with each new technological innovation, hackers find new vulnerabilities...

11 Sep 2019
Fintech
Scott Cutler

FS organisations require a more sophisticated level of threat protection, here’s why

The financial services industry continues to be a prime target for cyber criminals. The opportunities available to steal payment card data, online banking accounts, compromise ATM machines using ranso...

10 Sep 2019
Information Security
Hugh Cumberland

Trust is in the eye of the beholder

I always thought "Trust" was an album by Elvis Costello until I started working in the City of London. I quickly learned that much of everything we did in the City and in the global financia...

09 Sep 2019
Doug Wick

Limiting the impact of misconfiguration and creating modified database access logs

This is the third and final article of a three-part series which investigates the top five human threats to the data held by banks and financial institutions, and offers a fresh perspective on how the...

27 Aug 2019
Information Security
René Hendrikse

Identity technology in the sharing economy

Arguably, the sharing economy may have shrunk our ‘small worlds’ even further. We can now easily book ourselves a stay in the home of ‘trustworthy’ strangers, pick up someone else’s ‘off-the-road’ car...

23 Aug 2019
Biometrics