Card-issuing banks struggle to find the balance between consumer satisfaction and protection. And in the wake of the Michaels breach, the financial industry knows it has to make a change. One industry expert says stronger card authentication is the answer, and he favors chip-based or EMV-like solutions.
Two stories stand out when I look back on the month of May: the POS PIN pad swap scheme that hit Michaels crafts stores in more than 20 states and the insider job at Bank of America that led to $10 million being stolen from some 300 customer accounts.
A July trial date has been set for a pay-at-the-pump skimming scheme that allegedly led to the theft of more than $150,000 from six Hawaii financial institutions, highlighting the growing fraud vulnerability of self-service card payments.
Kirk Herath, Chief Privacy Officer at Nationwide Insurance Companies, has been in privacy management for more than a decade, and he has two main concerns about today's enterprise: Mobile technology and cloud computing.
It's been nearly two years now since the corporate account takeover spree began. So, what exactly are the courts, institutions and the financial services industry doing today to prevent further incidents of fraud?
More than just Facebook friends, today's Chief Information Security Officer needs to connect and collaborate with key corporate allies who can influence the enterprise risk and security practices within any organization.
SWIFT's Gottfried Leibbrandt says conflicting regulatory mandates could further fragment the international payments market, if banks and governments don't align their strategies. Communication among governments, regulators and global financial institutions is critical.
ThreatMetrix's Taussig says strong authentication should be part of every financial institution's layered security approach. And according to expected changes to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's 2005 online authentication guidance, that means proven measures to enhance device identification.
In the wake of recent data breaches, industry experts fear that consumers and employees alike will start exhibiting signs of "breach fatigue" and treat such incidents apathetically. Here are tips for how to ward off apathy.
Police and the U.S. Secret Service are now investigating a series of fraud incidents involving Chicago-area customers of the Michaels craft store chain, which appears to be another victim of POS device tampering.