Fraud & Identity Management

60% of marketers are unsure of the cost of fraud to their organization

41st Parameter, a part of Experian, surveyed 250 marketers to understand the relationship between omnichannel retailing, fraud prevention and the holiday shopping season. The findings show that few marketers understand the full benefit of fraud-prevention systems on their activities as 60% of...read more

Keep calm and authenticate on

Not long ago, I spoke at the eSign Records conference in NYC.  During Q&A, someone asked a question that comes up often:  What is the future of knowledge-based authentication (KBA)?  It is no secret that there are people in the industry who believe the usefulness of KBA has run its course; however,...read more

The Future of Fraud

This article originally appeared on WIRED. When I started 41st Parameter more than a decade ago, I had a sense of what fraud was all about. I’d spent several years dealing with fraud while at VeriSign and American Express. As I considered the problem, I realized that fraud was something that could...read more

Ori Eisen emphasizes importance of data and analytics to detect fraud with BloombergTV

Experian hosted the Future of Fraud event this week in New York City where Ori Eisen and Frank Abagnale hosted clients and prospects highlighting the need for innovative fraud solutions to stay ahead the consistent threat of online fraud. After, Ori and Frank appeared on Bloomberg TV, interviewed by...read more

Big data can unlock the future of fraud prevention

More than 10 years ago I spoke about a trend at the time towards an underutilization of the information being managed by companies. I referred to this trend as “data skepticism.” Companies weren’t investing the time and resources needed to harvest the most valuable asset they had – data.  Today the...read more

APPLE PAY: FIRST OBSERVATIONS AND CLOSING THOUGHTS

If rumors hold true, Apple Pay will launch in a week. Five of my last six posts had covered Apple’s likely and actual strategy in payments & commerce, and the rich tapestry of control, convenience, user experience, security and applied cryptography that constitutes as the backdrop. What follows is a...read more

Omnichannel approach is resulting in new challenges for risk management

During a recent webinar I hosted on balancing customer experience and fraud prevention, we had the opportunity to hear from an expert panel including Michelle Brisby, the senior fraud manager for Sephora Direct. Michelle shared with us how Sephora balances fraud protection with the user experience....read more

What Apple Pay Means for Banks' Mobile Dreams

Cherian Abraham, our mobile commerce and payments consultant, recently wrote about the future of mobile banking in regards to the Apple Pay news out this week. The below article originally appeared in American Banker and is an edited version of his blog post. Editor's note: A version of this post...read more

Effectively reach and connect with voters

At a time when people are accessing information when, where and how they want to, why aren’t voter rolls more up to date? Too often, voter lists aren’t scrubbed for use in mailing, and information included is inaccurate at the time of outreach. Though addresses and other contact information becomes...read more

Data breaches, compromised passwords, and hacked credentials

More than ever before, there may now be credence in the view that the majority of consumers’ personally identifiable information (PII), user names and passwords, and even some authentication tokens have been, or are, at risk of compromise.  Between sophisticated hacking schemes and regularly...read more