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Pat Carroll

Target breach is bad news for the industry

Once again we are sadly reminded of the vulnerability of businesses to data breaches, and we are left with 40 million customers fearing that their credit cards will be hijacked by fraudsters just in t...

30 Dec 2013
Innovation in Financial Services
Robert Siciliano

Isis mobile wallet goes live

Isis Mobile Wallet allows you to make purchases with your phone—a technology that just went live. Just wave your Isis-compatible smartphone at select cash registers to buy soda or taxi service, via Is...

22 Dec 2013
Robert Siciliano

Managing your digital afterlife

Ever thought of who’d get your assets should you meet an untimely death, or even if you’re 99 and sensing that the time to check out is very soon? You may know whom you want to receive your assets, bu...

21 Dec 2013
Robert Siciliano

8 tips to prevent post holiday credit card fraud

With your cards being used online, over the phone and in person it’s easy to lose track of purchases. The key is keep good records and be diligent about your security. Here are eight great tips that w...

18 Dec 2013
Pat Carroll

Finding security in digital currencies

Digital currencies such as Bitcoin have been capturing the attention of the world’s financial and technology press for some time, both in a positive and negative manner. Digital currencies are here t...

18 Dec 2013
Innovation in Financial Services
Pat Carroll

Tis the season to be jolly - Ho Ho Hopefully!

The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service wants to remind Christmas shoppers to be ultra-prudent with their personal and financial details. The numbers show an increase of 23% in the number of victims of acc...

16 Dec 2013
Innovation in Financial Services
Robert Siciliano

Child identities need more legal protection

Identity theft can involve children. In fact, it’s a growing problem. The thief takes a child’s Social Security number and either uses their name or assigns it to a different name and always changes t...

16 Dec 2013
Pat Carroll

ECB moves to securing mobile payments

The ECB published its recommendations for the security of mobile payments last week last week. Although unrelated, this latest set of recommendations shows how Governments and Central Banks (US Federa...

10 Dec 2013
Innovation in Financial Services
Robert Siciliano

What is a data breach and how do I protect myself?

When protected, sensitive or confidential data is accessed or used by someone without authority, this is a data breach. This can involve any kind of data such as personal health, financial, or busines...

09 Dec 2013
Robert Siciliano

100 person identity theft ring busted

This year, one of the biggest identity theft rings originating from Minnesota was prosecuted—spanning 14 states and involving hundreds of victims. Total theft exceeded $2.5 million, and major retailer...

07 Dec 2013
Retired Member

Boiling the Ocean

UK banks are turning to expanding access to technology to rebuild customer trust and offer improved services. For example our client Barclays Bank is embarking on a major transformation programme tha...

22 Nov 2013
Robert Siciliano

Digital wallets will save us!

When you leave your home or apartment in the morning, you might pack up a small bag of whatever you need for the day, which might change daily. But what doesn’t change is the three things you always h...

21 Nov 2013