All articles tagged Security (34)

How to Get a Virtual Credit Card Number

How to Get a Virtual Credit Card Number

While the implementation of chipped EMV credit cards has eliminated a large portion of card-present (CP) fraud, the amount of card-not-present (CNP) — read: online — credit card fraud has steadily risen over the last few years. In an effort to combat CNP fraud, several card issuers and third-party companies have developed what are called virtual credit cards. Designed for use when shopping online, virtual credit cards are randomly generated, single-use credit card numbers... read more »

1Password Autofills Financial Account Information and Passwords to Help Keep Your Data Diverse and Secure

1Password Autofills Financial Account Information and Passwords to Help Keep Your Data Diverse and Secure

In a Nutshell: The average person has 27 different online logins to remember — including passwords to sensitive financial accounts. Companies recommend users have unique and complex passwords for each login, but most people can't remember that much information. 1Password solves that issue with its secure data vault that requires users only remember one master password. The app creates unique passwords to websites you frequent and auto-fills the data from the app. 1Password also... read more »

How StackPath’s Intelligent Machine Learning Protects Financial Institutions Against Cyberattacks

How StackPath’s Intelligent Machine Learning Protects Financial Institutions Against Cyberattacks

In a Nutshell:  Cybercrime and the theft of sensitive user data is on the rise, with attacks becoming larger and more frequent in recent years. The perpetrators of these attacks are increasingly well-funded, organized groups that earn millions of dollars from their criminal enterprise. With the stakes so high, it requires increasingly more sophisticated cybersecurity measures to prevent these thefts. StackPath is a platform of inherently secure edge services—including CDN, web... read more »

Trust Guard Security Scans Enable Businesses, Payment Processors, and Web Hosts to Reach 100% Compliance

Trust Guard Security Scans Enable Businesses, Payment Processors, and Web Hosts to Reach 100% Compliance

In a Nutshell: Maintaining security compliance is the most important step toward building a successful online business. Without the proper certifications, customers won’t trust you and payment processors won’t work with you. Malicious hackers discover new vulnerabilities every day, which makes regular PCI scans from Trust Guard even more important. Trust Guard’s scans are among the most thorough in the industry and are available daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly. More than... read more »

Mitratech’s Versatile Compliance Solutions Enhance Governance and Efficiency of Financial Services

Mitratech’s Versatile Compliance Solutions Enhance Governance and Efficiency of Financial Services

In a Nutshell: Noncompliance with government and internal regulation is a costly and risky proposition for any business, but manual compliance management is costly in terms of time and employee effort. That’s why Mitratech offers versatile, targeted compliance solutions that feature automation, ease of use, and integration into existing systems. Mitratech’s PolicyHub platform transmits only the policy and procedure updates and documents relevant to individual employees, and it... read more »

Blur from Privacy Company Abine Keeps Your Personal Financial Data Safe by Blocking an Average of 175,000 Online Trackers Annually

Blur from Privacy Company Abine Keeps Your Personal Financial Data Safe by Blocking an Average of 175,000 Online Trackers Annually

In a Nutshell: Any time you visit a website, companies you’ve never heard of use embedded trackers to collect information related to your browsing and purchase history, your interests, and other personal information you input into signup boxes or search engines. Data brokers use the information to categorize consumers and sell the data to outside agencies for marketing purposes. Abine created its Blur and DeleteMe security solutions to not only block the intrusion of trackers, but to... read more »

Entrust Datacard’s Unseen Security Layers Enable Digital Banking with Near-Zero-Factor Authentication

Entrust Datacard’s Unseen Security Layers Enable Digital Banking with Near-Zero-Factor Authentication

In a Nutshell: Financial customers are regularly treated to new technology and banking features that provide speed and convenience and make maintaining an account easier than ever. But with new services comes added hoops customers must jump through to prove their identity before accessing an account. Multi-factor authentication usually requires providing passwords, answering secret questions, supplying facial and fingerprint scanning, or typing in codes sent to an email or phone... read more »

CompuCom’s Self Healing Branch™ Uses Automation and Analytics to Reduce Branch Downtime by as Much as 52%

CompuCom’s Self Healing Branch™ Uses Automation and Analytics to Reduce Branch Downtime by as Much as 52%

In a Nutshell: Financial service providers across the country depend on the performance of their networks, devices, operating systems, and applications to provide frictionless customer experiences. Downtime, even if momentary, can fracture the relationship a company spends years building with its customers. CompuCom, already a leader in IT services for financial institutions, recently announced the release of its Self Healing Branch™ solution that uses predictive and proactive... read more »

Don’t Become a Statistic — 7 Ways to Protect Your Sensitive Financial Data While Using Public Wi-Fi Networks

Don’t Become a Statistic — 7 Ways to Protect Your Sensitive Financial Data While Using Public Wi-Fi Networks

In a Nutshell: Approximately 46% of Americans have had their credit card number stolen in the last five years. The statistics don't reveal how those credit card numbers were obtained, but lax Wi-Fi security is likely a culprit of those crimes. Every day, consumers log in to free Wi-Fi networks at coffee shops, airports, and hotels and trust the connection to be up to date with the latest security standards. Web criminals often look for vulnerable public wifi hotspots to steal and... read more »

ThreatMetrix® Protects Its Clients Against Fraud and Instills Confidence in Online Transactions with Insight into 1.4 Billion Anonymized Digital Identities

ThreatMetrix® Protects Its Clients Against Fraud and Instills Confidence in Online Transactions with Insight into 1.4 Billion Anonymized Digital Identities

In a Nutshell: More than 450 billion financial transactions take place every day on the internet. An unknown — but not insignificant — number of those transactions are tied to fraudulent activity, like credential theft or money laundering. The combined losses faced by companies each year from these transactions reaches into the trillions of dollars with little sign of a decrease anytime soon. ThreatMetrix’s 6,000+ clients assume very little of those losses thanks to the... read more »