When it comes to fraud prevention, things are going to be different in 2011. It's clear that fraud in the United States has reached a tipping point, and financial institutions are at the center of it all.
Anti-fraud activist Jim Woodhill is a man with a plan - or at least he soon will be. By the end of March, he expects to have a task force and plan in place to help banks and businesses conquer ACH fraud and corporate account takeover.
"The environment that started by supporting whistleblowers ... is essentially morphing into 'Gee, we as an organization need to be completely transparent, whether we want to or not,'" says Cal Slemp, managing director of Protiviti.
Mobile banking and social networks are expected to pose new security threats in the payments space; and one small-business advocate says it's time for regulatory reform to solve the corporate account takeover problem.