Webinar: Digital Identity Verification for Fraud Mitigation

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Online and mobile commerce is increasing exponentially – unfortunately so is fraud based on stolen or fake identities. Combating identity-based fraud is challenging, but the key to success is a multi-phase approach − one that encompasses identity verification and big data for fraud mitigation. Join us for a complimentary webinar with Information Security Media Group: [Read More…]

Big Data Analytics & Fraud Detection at Atlanta ISMG Fraud Summit

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Andy Smith, Senior Vice President, Equifax Enterprise Fraud, will present on Big Data Analytics & Fraud Detection at the Atlanta ISMG Fraud Summit on March 24 at the St. Regis Atlanta. Smith’s presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET. As the identity and fraud threat landscape evolves, identifying vulnerabilities, as well as implementing appropriate verification and [Read More…]

Rethinking Remote ID Proofing

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It’s been over ten years since federal guidance for remote identity proofing first came about and lots of discussions are underway about what those standards should look like now. Between calls for increased online security and the death of the password, the question is what might replace the methods in place now. Paul Grassi, Senior [Read More…]

Data Privacy Helps Maintain Account Security

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The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) hosts a Data Privacy Day each year on January 28. This event highlights the importance of keeping personally-identifiable information (PII) secure – which works to prevent online fraud. According to the NCSA, six in ten small businesses (59%) say they do not require any multi-factor authentication for access to any [Read More…]

Medical Identity Theft on the Rise

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Medical identity theft and fraud are rising as more private patient data is put online without adequate security measures. Not only are patients being billed for treatments they never received, medical records are being altered in ways that can have life-threatening consequences. In the most recent survey conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center, medical identity [Read More…]

Attacking Identity Theft and Fraud with Analytics

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According to a recent study there was a increase of more than 500,000 fraud victims to 13.1 million people in 2013, the second highest number since the study began. Analytics that separate the real person from the fraudster using someone else’s name help provide maximum protection against identity theft. Our sources of credit, collections, and other private [Read More…]

Thwarting True Name Fraud Like Never Before

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Identity theft impacts over 15 million US consumers a year, at a cost to businesses of over $50 billion annually. Many of us are worried about our identities being stolen. Can more be done to protect the consumer? Absolutely. More also needs to be done to protect businesses from fraud and theft based on identity [Read More…]

Hackers Leave Customers Everywhere At Risk

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Before most systems are hacked, a personal or corporate identity is compromised – online or offline. An initial compromise may be a very sophisticated, software-driven breach of a website’s infrastructure; such as the recent data breach reported last month at JP Morgan, where it’s reported that Russian-based hackers took advantage of a technical flaw in [Read More…]

We’re the government. Trust us.

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Posted with premission from FCW. By Troy K. Schneider Aug 13, 2014 The Federal Housing Administration works with lenders to insure more than $1 trillion in mortgage loans. The Department of Homeland Security shares vital information with thousands of partners at the international, federal, state, local, territorial and tribal levels, as well as in the [Read More…]