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BEC and RAT Attacks Continue to Underline the Importance of Behavioral Biometrics

BEC and RAT Attacks Continue to Underline the Importance of Behavioral Biometrics

BioCatch is warning about the dangers of corporate fraud in the wake of the FBI’s 2018 Internet Crime Report. The company specifically highlighted the threat of Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks and Remote Access Trojan (RAT) attacks in a new blog post, both of which can be mitigated with the help of behavioral biometrics.  Of…

BioCatch Gives Insight into Latin America’s Cybersecurity Challenges

BioCatch Gives Insight into Latin America’s Cybersecurity Challenges

Jorge Aguilar Perez shared some insights on the cybersecurity market in Latin America with a quick Q&A on BioCatch’s blog. Perez is the BioCatch Sales Director for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, and explained that the region’s high rates of mobile penetration and mobile payments coupled with weak digital infrastructure make many Latin American…

INTERVIEW: BioCatch’s Frances Zelazny on Biometrics, Education and New Fraud Threats

INTERVIEW: BioCatch’s Frances Zelazny on Biometrics, Education and New Fraud Threats

Last week, our sibling site FindBiometrics published part one of an extensive interview with Frances Zelazny, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, BioCatch. That first half of her conversation with Peter Counter, Managing Editor of FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World, dealt with how behavioral biometrics can thwart sophisticated vishing fraud attacks, the behavioral insights market, and…

BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Can Prevent Fraud with Faster Payments

BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Can Prevent Fraud with Faster Payments

In its latest blog post, BioCatch has some words of advice for Payments Canada and other financial institutions that are upgrading their systems to support faster payments. The behavioral biometrics company argues that financial institutions need to be prepared with real-time fraud prevention strategies in order to head off an impending wave of financial crime.…

Latest BioCatch Patent Covers Touchscreen Pressure Behavioral Biometrics

Latest BioCatch Patent Covers Touchscreen Pressure Behavioral Biometrics

“BioCatch’s approach here is notable for not needing to rely on specialized hardware, making it another one of the many behavioral metrics – the company says it uses 2,000 of them – that can be analyzed by BioCatch’s technology via a software-based approach.” BioCatch has further solidified its IP holdings with a newly granted patent,…

Open Banking APIs Create Opportunities For Fraudsters: BioCatch

Open Banking APIs Create Opportunities For Fraudsters: BioCatch

While it’s undoubtedly seen as a regulatory obstacle by many organizations, the European Union’s PSD2 is helping to pave the way for open banking, requiring financial institutions to allow Third-party Payments Providers, or TPPs, to interface with them via APIs. This represents an opportunity to foster greater fluidity and convenience in banking for consumers, but…

You Can’t Afford To Miss This FinTech Biometrics Webinar, Here’s Why

You Can’t Afford To Miss This FinTech Biometrics Webinar, Here’s Why

“At this year’s Money20/20, biometric technology wasn’t just an exciting novelty – it was a force to be reckoned with, and one that is now an elemental component of FinTech.” In the course of its run, FindBiometrics’ webinar series has gathered some renown, thanks in large part to the expertise of its participants – frequently…

FindBiometrics Webinar Bringing the Biometric FinTech Conversation Out of Vegas

FindBiometrics Webinar Bringing the Biometric FinTech Conversation Out of Vegas

“…while they say that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, that doesn’t always strictly hold true.” With biometric technology playing an ever-expanding role in securing customers and service providers in the banking and financial services industry, many of the major players in biometrics converged in Las Vegas last week for this year’s US-based Money20/20…

BioCatch Makes Big LATAM Play with Seven New Bank Partnerships

BioCatch Makes Big LATAM Play with Seven New Bank Partnerships

“We have experienced first-hand the significant return on investment that BioCatch provides and this comes from not only catching the fraud that traditional solutions miss, but from reducing the operational costs and lost customer revenue that comes from too much disruption in the digital channel.” -Rodrigo Colossi, IT Superintendent, Itau Unibanco Behavioral biometrics specialist BioCatch has…

[Money20/20] Biometrics and AI Converge in Expert FinTech Panel

[Money20/20] Biometrics and AI Converge in Expert FinTech Panel

If there’s one exciting trend in payments right now, it’s the rise of biometrics, and so it was no surprise to see “Digital Identity & Biometrics” emerge as one of the four central themes of the opening day of this year’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas. And an expert panel comprising representatives of some of…

Are Behavioral Biometrics the Answer to Cross-Channel Fraud?

Are Behavioral Biometrics the Answer to Cross-Channel Fraud?

BioCatch is raising the alarm over cross-channel fraud. As the company explains in a new blog post, “cross-channel fraud” simply refers to fraud conducted between two multiple different channels – for example, using a phishing attack via social media to get a user’s credentials for their bank’s web app. It’s a way of exploiting businesses’…

Sir Richard Branson Joins Money20/20 Keynote Lineup

Sir Richard Branson Joins Money20/20 Keynote Lineup

Money20/20 has announced a high-profile addition to its lineup of keynote speakers: Sir Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group. Branson’s participation comes by way of a partnership with artificial intelligence specialist Feedzai, whose CEO, Nuno Sebastiao, will interview Branson onstage. Their talk is entitled, “Nuno & Sir Richard: New Tech, New Banks, New…

Financial Services Industry Veteran Joins BioCatch Board of Directors

Financial Services Industry Veteran Joins BioCatch Board of Directors

“Jay’s interest in joining BioCatch is a validation of the significant market potential for digital identity solutions like ours that enhance online security without disrupting the user experience.” – Howard Edelstein, BioCatch Chairman and CEO Behavioral biometrics specialist BioCatch has announced a new appointment to its board of directors: former JPMorgan Chase senior investor Jay Mandelbaum.…

Experian Brings More Biometrics to its CrossCore Platform

Experian Brings More Biometrics to its CrossCore Platform

Experian is bringing yet more biometric capabilities to its CrossCore anti-fraud platform, thanks to a new partnership with Acuant. The latter is bringing to the table its AssureID solution, which combines document reading with facial recognition in order to match end users against their government-issued IDs. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies suggested…

Money20/20 Europe: 12 Interviews with Biometric FinTech Experts

Money20/20 Europe: 12 Interviews with Biometric FinTech Experts

Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics were in Amsterdam this week reporting live from Money20/20 Europe, where biometrics were an integral part of the conversation. From the main stage to the exhibition floor, biometrics are the buzz this year, with day-one keynotes from Biocryptology and Mastercard framing identity and authentication as crucial components to the FinTech…

Mobile ID World is Reporting Live From “The Greatest FinTech Show on Earth”

Mobile ID World is Reporting Live From “The Greatest FinTech Show on Earth”

Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics are in Amsterdam this week for Money20/20 Europe, where we are reporting live from the conference floor on all the biometrics and identity-centric news from what’s billed this year as “The greatest FinTech show on Earth.” This year’s Money20/20 Europe  boasts over 5000 attendees, 1500 companies, and 400 speakers from 85…