Authentication , ID & Access Management , Technology

IoT, Cyberterrorism, Malware Pose New Threats

Gartner's Avivah Litan on How Biometrics Can Help Fight Fraud

Just back from a trip to Israel, where she spoke with leading security researchers about such topics as the Internet of Things, cyberterrorism and banking malware, Gartner analyst Avivah Litan says 2016 will be a turning point for adoption of biometrics in identity proofing.

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In a video interview at RSA Conference 2016, Litan discusses:

  • New tactics being used by cyberterrorist groups such as ISIS to move money and enhance cyberattacks;
  • Why banking malware is evading detection and impacting banks worldwide; and
  • How biometrics could help to curb fraud losses linked to business email compromises.

Litan, a vice president at Gartner Research, is an authority on financial fraud. She has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Her areas of expertise include financial fraud, authentication, access management, identity proofing, identity theft, fraud detection and prevention, and other areas of information security and risk management. She also covers security issues related to payment systems and PCI compliance.


About the Author

Tracy Kitten

Tracy Kitten

Executive Editor, BankInfoSecurity & CUInfoSecurity

A veteran journalist with more than 18 years' experience, Kitten has covered the financial sector for the last 11 years. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2010, where she now serves as the Executive Editor of BankInfoSecurity and CUInfoSecurity, she covered the financial self-service industry as the senior editor of ATMmarketplace, part of Networld Media. Kitten has been a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences, and was the keynote at ATMIA's U.S. and Canadian conferences in 2009. She has been quoted by CNN.com, ABC News, Bankrate.com and MSN Money.




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