Allaying concerns about fraud from third-party vendors

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Companies have spent a great deal of time and money protecting their core systems and infrastructure from cyber attacks — hardening their perimeters and moving to risk-based authentication for moderate to high risk resources. The collaborative environment of modern companies also means that there are quite a few “extranets”, which allow for information sharing with partners, third-party vendors, and [Read More…]

Authentication and Permissions: Proxy Access

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Should people share their web site credentials with their spouses? How about their Significant Others? According to a study on internet usage by the Pew Research Center, “Fully 67% of internet users in a marriage or committed relationship have shared an online password with their partner or spouse.” Whether or not access resulting from such credential [Read More…]

Fraud Prevention: Crimes against Revenue on the Rise

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Fraud perpetrated by or on behalf of local public assistance recipients continues to be a recurring sore spot in the ability of local jurisdictions to control growing costs, and improve revenue collections and use. “Crimes against revenue” is a particular phrase used over past years by localities seeking to address this kind of public sector [Read More…]

Virginia Digital Identity Law Highlights Identity Fraud Prevention

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Trusted identity credentials, managed and provided by 3rd-party identity providers as part of trust frameworks, are extremely effective mechanisms for consumers, businesses, and government agencies to use to protect their digital assets and information from online fraud. Using these credentials, instead of the common username/password identity mechanism, helps mitigate many of the risks that hackers [Read More…]

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…]