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Patrick Coomans

Two Additional Ways to Improve API Security for Fintech startups

It’s simple: the probability of being under cyber attack is 100%. From a Cyber Defense perspective, you have to be right all the time, at the contrary your adversary has to be right only once. Due to ...

20 Dec 2017
Retired Member

UK regulator is fighting against Authorised Push Payment, APP, scams

On the 7th of November 2017, the UK PSR (Payment Systems Regulator) published a report and consultation paper “Authorised Push Payment scams PSR-led work to mitigate the impact of scams, including a ...

23 Nov 2017
Online Banking
Myles Dawson

How data will help you fight fraud without hurting your conversions

I’m willing to bet you know someone who’s fallen victim to credit card fraud – if you haven’t done so yourself. In the first six months of this year alone, there were a record-breaking 89,000 cases of...

15 Nov 2017
Data Management 101
Alex Noble

Securing the Blockchain

[Please note these are my personal views and should not be assumed to be the offical position of my employer] This is an exciting time for Blockchain and there is no shortage of hype. Over the past ...

10 Nov 2017
Trends in Financial Services
Retired Member

Archiving in the cloud: A Compelling Proposition

As European regulatory bodies encourage firms to embrace the cloud, it’s time to take a look at some of the benefits, concerns, and myths of archiving electronic communications in the cloud. Historica...

07 Nov 2017
Business Knowledge for IT
Paul Irvine

Insane in the Mainframe: Securing against modern threats

Mainframes and their use at modern enterprises are seen by many as outdated legacy IT systems that are becoming more and more obsolete as businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on the cloud. H...

06 Nov 2017
Information Security
Keith Stonell

Will GDPR hinder KYC for Insurers?

GDPR. These letters are increasingly visible in the media. When it comes into force on 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply to all EU member states, including the ...

30 Oct 2017
Data Protection Act Issues
Retired Member

The Equifax Breach: A debrief

As more and more details emerge in the wake of the Equifax breach, this should provide a perfect period of reflection for many companies, including those in the financial services sector - who still h...

26 Oct 2017
Information Security
James Stickland

Data Breaches: The Definition of Insanity

Sadly, it’s not hyperbole to say that literally every week we hear of a new data breach. In September, we learned that Equifax, one of the United States’ three major credit reporting agencies, fell p...

18 Oct 2017
Paul Irvine

Why should Financial Services organisations automate their threat intelligence

It can often feel like cybercriminals are two steps ahead. The result is that security professionals are constantly creating and updating their security protocols to match the volume of equally sophis...

18 Oct 2017
Information Security
Retired Member

The Clock is Ticking: Are You Ready for SWIFT’s CSP?

Remember the days of being assigned a paper to write when you were in school? You’d be given months to complete it and yet somehow you always found yourself, on the weekend before the deadline, scramb...

13 Oct 2017
SWIFT Matters
Mike Lynch

Do Biometrics Keep You Safe? Yes...and...No

The “Yes” – Better Than a Password Biometrics are a big step forward in authentication. Biometrics uniquely identify the user to ensure they are authorized to access certain information and functiona...

04 Oct 2017