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.
Medtronic's announcement that it's launching an "in-depth risk/benefit analysis" following an "ethical hack" of one of its insulin pumps is good news. We hope that Medtronic and all other medical device manufacturers launch long-overdue, aggressive efforts to improve medical device safeguards.
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...
"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.
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.
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."
"What banks need to be aware of is that much of this fraud is occurring on the consumer and business-customer side, and not all of them will invest in technology that catches these attacks," says Phil Blank of Javelin Strategy & Research.