Multi-factor & Risk-based Authentication , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Securing Mobile Payments

InAuth's Michael Lynch on Strategies for Fighting Mobile Fraud
Michael Lynch, chief strategy officer, Inauth

Multifactor authentication is essential to securing mobile payments as part of a multilayered defense, says Michael Lynch of Inauth.

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Chicago, where he spoke about mobile authentication, he addresses:

  • Detecting the latest threats to mobile payments;
  • The role of biometrics in authentication;
  • Tying device information to the customer to help eliminate payment fraud.

Lynch is chief strategy officer at InAuth, where he is responsible for leading new products strategy along with developing domestic and international partnerships. He has two decades of experience in key roles within financial services, consulting and Fortune 500 companies, specializing in security and technology leadership. Prior to joining InAuth, Lynch served as a senior vice president for Bank of America, responsible for authentication strategy.

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Tracy Kitten

Tracy Kitten

Former Director of Global Events Content and Executive Editor, BankInfoSecurity & CUInfoSecurity

Kitten was director of global events content and an executive editor at ISMG. A veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, she covered the financial sector for over 10 years. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2010, 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, ABC News, and MSN Money.

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