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Criminals exploit flawed correspondent banking

Modern correspondent banking - the process where one international bank conducts business transactions and facilitates wire payment transactions on behalf of another bank - is one of the main facilita...

22 Oct 2014
Robert Siciliano

3 Stupid Simple Tips to protect your Identity

For anyone who goes online, it’s impossible to hack-proof yourself, but not impossible to make a hacker’s job extremely difficult. Here are three things to almost hack-proof yourself. Two-factor aut...

22 Oct 2014
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The New Cold War

The Economic Cold War or Financial Cold War has begun slowly over the past several years and the current administration has added fuel to the fire. China and Russia both know it would be extremely dif...

21 Oct 2014
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Payments: Securing future innovation

The only things that are certain in life are death and taxes, or so Benjamin Franklin’s infamous quote goes. In today's financial services market we can safely add another certainty - change. It seems...

17 Oct 2014
Robert Siciliano

6 Ways to prevent Social Engineering Attacks

Hacking isn’t just about weak passwords and single-factor authentication. A lot of it occurs because people can be so easily tricked into giving up personal information: the craft of social engineerin...

14 Oct 2014
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Securing success in the finance sector

In this era of virtualisation, cloud computing and smart mobile devices, the IT infrastructure landscape looks significantly different to a decade or even five years ago. Yet in many organisations, se...

14 Oct 2014
Pat Carroll

Payment Card Data Theft At The POS - Time To Knuckle Down

Recently, I wrote a piece highlighting some of the startling data released on the true costs of fraud published in a report by Lexis Nexis. This report examined the costs of fraud across a number of d...

13 Oct 2014
Innovation in Financial Services
Robert Siciliano

7 ways to prevent Data Theft when traveling

The threat of data theft follows travelers; there’s never a vacation from hackers. So what should the traveler do? Anticipate snooping by hackers. This way, you can prepare for the worst. If you mu...

10 Oct 2014
Robert Siciliano

PC Hard Drive Maintenance 101

Keeping your hard drive in tip-top shape is key to a well-running computer. A crashed hard drive means smacking a big wet-one goodbye to all of your data. Eliminate Unnecessary Data De-clutter the ...

07 Oct 2014
Robert Siciliano

8 Tips to Credit Card Security

Despite the fact that tens of millions of consumers were hit by the numerous big breaches, and tens of millions more by less sensationalized breaches, you can still take the reins and yield some prote...

03 Oct 2014
Ben Poole

World Retail Congress 2014: Omni-channel Security

On the second day at World Retail Congress 2014, I was fortunate enough to moderate a panel discussion looking at what steps the industry is taking to ensure security across the variety of transaction...

02 Oct 2014
Robert Siciliano

Identity thieves bombarding Call Centers

One out of 2,900 seems very small, but when there’s a total of 105 million…then this percentage stacks up in the end. It represents the frequency of calls from fraudsters made to call centers in an at...

25 Sep 2014