How easy is it for a consumer to open a bank account in the United States? In some cases, not easy at all. U.S. banks are often making the online customer onboarding process unnecessarily complicated. Key opportunities to improve security and the user experience are being missed.
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FBI agent Elvis Chan dedicated four years to election security, and he doesn’t hesitate to say: The 2020 presidential election was "the most secure election of my career." He explains why, and what lessons learned we can apply to future elections.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an uptick in financial crimes, a sudden rise in digital banking activities and resources working from home. As a result, the AML landscape has become more challenging for Financial Institutions and other AML regulated entities.
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Preventing deepfake fraud while addressing customer digital onboarding ease-of-use concerns is a balancing act. Sanjay Gupta of Mitek discusses the challenge of juggling security and the user experience in digital banking.
A security researcher found more than 500 million Facebook records being offered for free on the darknet, exposing basic user information, including any phone numbers associated with the accounts. Facebook says this is “old data” previously reported as exposed.
Synthetic identity fraud is a pervasive yet ill-defined crime – hard to define as well as to detect. Greg Woolf of FiVerity discusses a recent initiative by the Federal Reserve in Boston to better define and therefore better manage SIF.
Organizations should go beyond one-time passwords to include other layers of authentication as they strive to mitigate the risk of synthetic ID fraud, says Amy Walraven, president of Turnkey Risk Solutions, a Newark, Delaware-based risk management company.
To mitigate the fraud risks posed by synthetic IDs, banks should use consumers' devices to help with authentication, says Karen Boyer, vice president of financial crimes and fraud intelligence at People’s United Bank, based in Connecticut.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of a federal crackdown on ICO cryptocurrency scams. Also featured: An update on the SonicWall hack investigation and the use of digital IDs to verify COVID-19 testing.
The Good Health Pass Collaborative is developing a road map for digital health passes that international travelers could use to prove they have been tested for COVID-19. Dakota Gruener, executive director of ID2020, which launched the project, describes the effort, including privacy-protection measures.
The "Cuba" ransomware gang has hit Seattle-based Automatic Funds Transfer Services, which processes data from California's Department of Motor Vehicles as well as many cities in Washington. Victim organizations say AFTS is investigating the incident and that an unknown amount of individuals' data was exposed.