Bank of America, a pioneer in mobile banking, says mobile is hot, but it also opens financial institutions to unknown risks. What proactive steps should banks and credit unions take to ensure they're ready?
A wave of security breaches serves as a catalyst for all types of organizations to assess the need for cyber insurance. Here's the story of one institution that saw the threat and took out a $10 million policy.
ACH fraud victim Mark Patterson says small businesses like his welcome improved online security measures from banking institutions. But is the new FFIEC Authentication Guidance sufficient? Patterson says no.
Banks and credit unions are feverishly working to meet the FFIEC's authentication compliance deadline next year. But experts say institutions should be looking beyond the guidance, by making investments in cross-channel fraud detection.
Pradeep Moudgal says the U.S. is migrating toward EMV. But how much new investment are card issuers going to have to make, and what steps does the collective industry need to take to ensure the transition from the mag-stripe to the chip is a smooth one?
Security concerns are the top barrier between consumers and mobile banking. Yet, only 17 percent of institutions have integrated consumer education into their mobile strategies. Javelin's Mary Monahan offers three tips to improve awareness.
An estimated 650,000 customers have recently switched from big banks to community banks and credit unions. But are these smaller institutions prepared for the new demand for security and fraud prevention?
Improving mobile device security is one of the top information security priorities for the coming year, according to our new Healthcare Information Security Today survey. And that's not surprising, given the recent surge of interest in tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices.
The U.S. explosion in card skimming will be the ultimate catalyst for change from mag stripe to chip and PIN technology. "I do believe that shift has begun," says SVB's Pradeep Moudgal. "Everyone wants to be in a much more secure environment."
Pradeep Moudgal of California-based SVB says the bank's decision in June to migrate commercial credit cards over to EMV was easy. "The biggest advantage of the chip card, at the end of the day, is to reduce fraud," he says.
Banking institutions are focused on preparing for 2012 and their first examinations on conformance with the FFIEC Authentication Guidance. But beyond the exams, what are the fraud trends they need to prepare to face?