Implementing a successful cybersecurity strategy in light of advanced threats calls for operationalizing three key principles: visibility, identity and risk, says Zulfikar Ramzan, chief technology officer at RSA.
Warning to parents and guardians: Beware of collecting, storing or sharing your child's biometric information - including fingerprints and DNA - even if you're creating a so-called "Child ID Kit," because the data is a natural target for identity thieves.
Despite the frequency of healthcare data breaches, only half of U.S. hospitals have the infrastructure to support two-factor authentication, according to a new report. Plus, some information security leaders say implementation of the technology at many of those facilities is likely relatively narrow.
Defeating biometrics-based security with far-fetched schemes, such as stealing or replacing eyeballs and fingertips, is a recurring theme in the movies. But real-world advances in authentication will help make it difficult to circumvent real-world security.
The severity of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach continues to grow, with investigators now reporting that hackers stolen 5.6 million people's fingerprint data. The theft may have security implications well into the future.
For contact centers, the effectiveness of security questions is declining. Professional fraudsters can successfully answer questions using stolen customer records from growing cyberbreaches and customer experience is impacted by adding more security questions.
Is there a way for more powerful fraud detection...
With so much stolen PII available to fraudsters, it's time for banks and others to move to more sophisticated forms of authentication of customers' identities. Knowledge-based authentication is no longer reliable.
The White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection late last week served as the stage for more than a dozen companies and trade groups to announce new initiatives aimed at securing Internet transactions and payments and reducing fraud.
In the ongoing fight against Medicare fraud, federal authorities are turning to fingerprint-based criminal background checks for certain healthcare providers and vendors. Find out who is being screened, and why.
MasterCard is testing a biometric wristband that authenticates a user's identity for payment card transactions by monitoring their heartbeat. Payment experts weigh in on whether the technology has the potential for widespread use in preventing card fraud.
Part 1 - Voice Biometrics in the Call Center
See how the detailed analysis of millions of voice-based transactions has produced a "signal in the noise." From large-scale analysis, clear patterns emerge of how stolen payment card information is actually qualified, updated and adapted for monetization. This process...
Contact centers increasingly are the key "soft" targets for fraudsters who impersonate legitimate customers to alter or obtain information. This information is then used to facilitate direct and cross-channel fraud, which can be very difficult to tie back to the call-center entry point. How do...
See how the detailed analysis of millions of voice-based transactions has produced a "signal in the noise." From large-scale analysis, clear patterns emerge of how stolen payment card information is actually qualified, updated and adapted for monetization. This process is most often carried out by social engineering...
A researcher says he tricked the Touch ID biometric fingerprint scanner built into the new iPhone 6, using a fake fingerprint created with glue. But it remains to be seen how well would-be fraudsters could employ this technique.