Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy and Research discusses a new report that shows that while crypto wallets may be considered to be at the sharp end of payments innovation, the security vulnerabilities they face are much the same as those that already exist in digital banking and payments.
Developing nations that are moving to digital payments, especially for the unbanked, need to keep in mind security lessons already learned in other markets, including Europe, says Steve Marshall, founder at Risk-X, a U.K.-based audit and risk assessment consulting firm.
Digital channels have become a high-risk environment due to data breaches, phishing, malware, and social engineering attacks. Banks need to better serve their customers by overcoming these security concerns - especially in mobile.
To understand current trends in online and mobile banking fraud, the tools being...
The PCI Security Standards Council is offering 40 percent lower fees for participating organizations in nations with lower-income economies. "We want to encourage countries in Africa and South Asia to get engaged with us," Jeremy King, international director at PCI SSC, tells ISMG in an exclusive interview.
With modern agile development practices, such as DevOps, the time for development has been significantly reduced. So security can no longer be just a step in the process; it needs to be a continuous part of the development lifecycle, says CA Technologies' Ayman Sayed.
Penetration testing can help find vulnerabilities that aren't typically identified by scanning and other monitoring. But the testing comes with some risks, Duke Health CISO Chuck Kelser and pen tester John Nye explain in a joint interview.
Maintaining strong payments security practices is a continuously moving target given the ever-evolving payments ecosystem and dynamic nature of the threat environment. The commitment to improve security is a priority throughout the payments industry as evidenced by the ongoing collaboration across these issues. This...
As banking institutions of all sizes maximize their digital channels, there is growing tension between the need to prevent fraud and the desire to maintain a frictionless customer experience. IBM Trusteer's Valerie Bradford discusses how to defuse this tension.
As India continues its move to a cashless economy, the PCI Security Standards Council is collaborating with the Reserve Bank of India and the National Payments Corp. of India to roll out new software-based design standards for protecting cardholder data against new threats, says Jeremy King, PCI SSC's international...
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: The Department of Justice indicts Russians for allegedly running an industrialized troll factory designed to influence U.S. politics. Also, a feature in Australia's new real-time payment system could be abused by identity thieves.
Australia's real-time payments platform, which launched last week, includes a feature designed to reduce fraud and erroneous payments. Ironically, the feature may also expose users to social engineering attacks.
WhatsApp, the global messaging app that has more than 200 million monthly active users in India, has leveraged National Payment Corporation of India's Unified Payment Interface platform to launch its beta payment service that will allow users to send money to other WhatsApp users, excluding merchant accounts.
Criminals in Europe are annually laundering at least $4 billion - and growing - via cryptocurrencies, warns Europol. The agency is calling on regulators and legislators to regulate cryptocurrencies to help battle money laundering and protect consumers.
Australia is the latest country to roll out real-time payments, where funds from an account at one bank reach an account at another bank in seconds. While convenient, the system poses fresh fraud challenges and consumer protection concerns.
Illegal transactions on the internet have long been conducted in the cryptocurrency bitcoin. But underground vendors are accepting new kinds of virtual currency that may be safer to store and offer more privacy protections, according to a new study of 150 dark web markets and forums.