ISMG Announces the 2013 Faces of Fraud Survey: The Threat Evolution

ISMG Announces the 2013 Faces of Fraud Survey: The Threat Evolution

Information Security Media Group (ISMG), publisher of BankInfoSecurity, announces the launch of its 2013 Faces of Fraud survey. A follow-up to ISMG's 2010 and 2011 Faces of Fraud surveys, this new research, sponsored by Easy Solutions, looks not only at the latest fraud trends and how institutions are fighting back, but also at how they are affected by the impact of ever-evolving threats.

This web-based research study, created by ISMG with the counsel of top fraud experts, will cover:

Malware - How are institutions faring against today's leading banking Trojans, including Zeus, Gozi Prinimalka, Eurograbber and others?

Mobile Attacks - How do escalating mobile malware attacks impact strategies for mobile banking and payments?

Account Takeover - This area has been a key focus for several years. Are banks succeeding at reducing the number of successful takeover attempts? And are fraud losses also being reduced?

DDoS - Are these attacks, as regulators warn, merely a diversion to distract institutions from fraud behind-the-scenes?

POS and Retail Breaches - Recent months have brought a steady stream of network breaches at retailers and payments processors, as well as point-of-sale device and system attacks, resulting in payment card fraud and replacement. How are card issuers and acquirers responding to these attacks?

Anti-Fraud Investments - What new investments are institutions making in layered security controls - particularly in the U.S., where institutions now are responding to the findings of their first exams for conformance to the FFIEC Authentication Guidance? What new fraud risks have institutions defined, and what are the new fraud detection, prevention and analytical tools being deployed?

The 2013 study will also benchmark the most common fraud schemes, including payment cards, checks and phishing; the ongoing impact of account takeover resulting from ACH/wire fraud; the detection and prevention of insider crimes; and how institutions are participating in information-sharing initiatives.

"The Faces of Fraud Annual Survey provides critical insights into the latest fraud trends and how institutions are fighting back," said Ricardo Villadiego, CEO and founder of Easy Solutions, the Total Fraud Protection® company. "It provides highly useful benchmarks for institutions who want to measure their progress in putting together layered security controls to meet today's rapidly-changing fraud challenges. We are pleased to be working with ISMG on this incredibly valuable market research."

Please visit to view survey details. Survey results will be presented in a variety of ways across BankInfoSecurity, including an executive summary, annotated report, audio interviews and a webinar presentation on the results, including a roundtable discussion among thought-leaders on the 2013 fraud agenda.

Results of the 2013 Faces of Fraud Survey also will be shared at major industry events in the months ahead.

About the Sponsor:

Easy Solutions is a venture-backed firm delivering Total Fraud Protection® to over 100 clients and over 32 million end users. Posting a nearly 1500% growth rate during the past three years, Easy Solutions is a 'Visionary' in Gartner's 2013 Magic Quadrant for Web Fraud, and a 2012 Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Start-Up. Easy Solutions' products protect against phishing, pharming, malware, Man-in-the-Middle and Man-in-the-Browser attacks, and deliver multifactor authentication and transaction anomaly detection. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @goeasysol.

About ISMG:

Information Security Media Group publishes BankInfoSecurity, CUInfoSecurity, GovInfoSecurity, HealthcareInfoSecurity, InfoRiskToday, DataBreachToday and CareersInfoSecurity. These digital media sites offer news, views, research and education on the top industry, security, regulatory and technology challenges facing information security leaders worldwide. Each site is guided by an advisory board of renowned thought-leaders from business, government and education.

ISMG's suite of educational webinars offers hands-on training by knowledgeable practitioners and is available to individual and corporate subscribers.

ISMG's custom research, including the Healthcare Information Security Today, Faces of Fraud and Cloud Computing Security surveys, is routinely featured at leading industry events, such as RSA Conference and BAI Payments Connect.

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