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

How mobile is transforming the banking industry and the fraud concerns with it, a Q&A with Mike Gross

Mike Gross is the director of risk strategy and professional services at 41st Parameter and has more than 10 years of experience in financial services fraud prevention and risk management. At 41st Parameter, Mike is responsible for identifying banking, ecommerce, and travel industry trends,...read more

Host Card Emulation: We are not in Kansas anymore

Both Visa and MasterCard announced their support for Host Card Emulation (HCE) and their intent to release HCE specifications soon. I have been talking about HCE from late 2012 (partly due to my involvement with SimplyTapp) and you could read as to why HCE matter and what Android KitKat-HCE...read more

Host Card Emulation: NFC’S tale of redemption

When I wrote about Host Card Emulation back in March, it provoked much debate around whether this capability will die on the cutting floor or be meaningfully integrated in to a future Android iteration. And now that it has, this post is an attempt to look forward, even though much of it is...read more

Isis: A JV at odds

Isis has had a slew of announcements – about an impending national rollout and further assertion by both Amex and Chase of their intent to continue their partnership. Surprisingly (or not) Capital One has stayed mum about its plans, and neither has Barclays or Discover shown any interest. And much...read more

Four Ways to Address Fraud in the Public Sector

Cybersecurity, identity management and fraud are common and prevalent challenges across both the public sector and private sector.  Industries as diverse as credit card issuers, retail banking, telecom service providers and eCommerce merchants are faced with fraud threats ranging from first party...read more

Welcome to the Experian Vision 2013 Conference

There aren’t many things that energize me more than seeing our clients arrive for the Experian Vision 2013 Conference.  Industry leaders from all over the world have joined us in Southern California to kick-off a full day of insightful topics.  This year’s event sold out in record time and we have...read more

Return of NFC: Curse of the secure element

  This post is in response to the recent Bankinter story of NFC payments at the point-of-sale without requiring SE – and the lack of any real detail around how it plans to achieve that goal. I am not privy to Bankinter’s plan to dis-intermediate the SE, but as I know a wee bit about how NFC works, I...read more

4 essentials for customer lending limits and successful cross-selling

Last January, I published an article in the Credit Union Journal covering the trend among banks to return to portfolio growth. Over the year, the desire to return to portfolio growth and maximize customer relationships continues to be a strong focus, especially in mature credit markets, such as the...read more

GoogleWallet & Citi - Dance with the one that brung ya...

  At midnight yesterday, Google sent me an email on how the new GoogleWallet update will now allow me to store my “Citi MasterCard” online. As other Google Wallet aficionados may recall (Bueller..? Bueller..?), Citi was the lone holdout in Google Wallet’s journey to the cloud and its race to...read more