Two years after his business was a victim of ACH fraud, PATCO's Mark Patterson doubts whether most small business owners are yet aware of the risks they face. And he doesn't think the FFIEC guidance will help.
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.
Mobile banking is a 'must-have' today, but the foray into this new financial-services arena comes with risk. Consistent review and implementation of security layers and controls is the only strategic way to tackle emerging mobile offers.
Bank of America's Keith Gordon says securing the mobile channel is much like securing any other banking channel: Controlling risks requires layers of security and controls. But educating customers plays a key security function, too.
The latest guidance issued by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council draws a line of clear distinction between the types of knowledge-based authentication available - from static challenge questions, such as those derived from customer enrollment information, to dynamic KBA sessions that serve as part...
Within the FFIEC Authentication Guidance, one provision - strong authentication - stands out as an opportunity to make security conveniently visible to customers. Join two banking security thought-leaders and a solution provider for insights on:
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"Organizations are putting in layers of security and tools to safeguard information and assets, however, the fraudsters are attacking our weakest link, the consumer," says Anthony Vitale of Patelco Credit Union.
Since the summer of 2009, financial institutions and their corporate customers have been defrauded by increased incidents of account takeover. These incidents have pitted banks and customers against one another in court, and they were a key impetus behind the release of the new FFIEC Authentication Guidance. So, how...
In the wake of today's evolving threat landscape, the FFIEC recommends a robust, layered security program that includes the use of dual customer authorization through different access devices. Strong authentication when combined with federated SSO (single sign on) standards can strengthen, accelerate, and provide key...
International communication and public-private partnerships are the keys to cybersecurity in the financial space, according to the Department of Homeland Security and the Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
To meet their risk management, compliance, and business objectives, financial services institutions must have a clear understanding of the critical security threats that exist today - and the most effective strategies for addressing them.
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Nessa Feddis of the ABA says increased investments in technology at the bank and consumer levels have fueled confidence in online banking. "I think the reason you see an uptick in use here is because the channel is more secure."