Seven Most Popular Easy Solutions Blog Posts of 2016

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In 2016, we published more than 50 blog posts about authentication, fraud trends, data breaches, new attacks, fraud prevention best practices and more. We also developed more content based on our research team’s findings to better protect against fraud. We are committed to publishing more cutting-edge information in 2017, as well.

The following is a list of the most popular Easy Solutions blog posts from 2016 in case you missed them!


1.New Attack Channels on the Rise- How Search Engine Ads, Social Media and Apps Are Used to Perpetrate Fraud

In this digital transformation era, every organization can easily become a target for social engineering, leading to a dangerous viral spread of misinformation. It’s much easier for fraudsters to trick victims into divulging sensitive information than it is to hack usernames and passwords. That’s the key reason scams via social media, search engine ads and mobile apps are on the rise.

Discover how to identify online scams and gain insight on avoiding cyberfraud.


2.Millennials and Banking: Finding a Balance Between Security and Convenience (with Infographic)

Big brands are taking notice and re-thinking the way they engage with Millennials -- a growing and changing faction of the population. This is especially true for banks, which recognize that Millennials are ‘digital natives’ who interact with products and brands differently than previous generations and who value convenience over online security.

Read how to engage this demographic while providing a frictionless banking experience.



3.The Democratization of Malware

It’s not only harmless software being shared after a hack. Democratization is driving an explosion of malware sharing and community-maintained hacking tools. Ten years ago, hacking tools were mostly closed-sourced and exclusively maintained by small crews. Today, cybercrime is a global problem, and it is spreading rapidly thanks to increased access to quality tools and modern proof of concepts.

Learn about the evolution and impact of democratization of malware and read related case studies.


4.Applying Data Science to Fraud Prevention


Fraud prevention solutions are critical to an organization’s success. Those who are able to accurately identify fraud patterns and develop systems to accurately predict and mitigate them are in the driver’s seat. Data scientists apply mathematical, statistical and substantive knowledge to develop effective fraud prevention strategies.

Learn more about how data science can prevent fraud.




5.Fraud Prevention: Driving Innovation As Digital Transactions Grow Exponentially

Hastily made decisions regarding fraud protection could have detrimental ripple effects that erode a company’s core. Companies and organizations that fail to take a proactive approach to fraud prevention risk appearing incompetent and irresponsible at best, resulting in loss of revenue and possibly, a tarnished brand.

Find out how to implement a successful fraud prevention strategy that will continue to be dynamic in the future.


6.Could Anything Have Prevented SWIFT Attacks Against Banks?

blogsEvidence is mounting that the ecosystem surrounding SWIFT transfers is vulnerable to fraud, and therefore not as secure as it once might have been. A solution with the capacity to record, track and contextualize all wire transactions passing from one bank account to another through SWIFT might have prevented some of the recent attacks.

Learn how to protect against future SWIFT attacks.



7.Is Strong Authentication Killing the SMS-Delivered Password?

The course of action to fight fraud threats used to be sending an end user an SMS message that contained a one-time passcode (OTP) in order to verify an online transaction, but eventually, that became insecure. Are we witnessing the death of the SMS-delivered OTP as an authentication factor?

Find out the answer and discover ‘next generation’ authentication methods and their best practices.


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