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Stolen data’s a hot potato that gets quickly passed around

December 13, 2019 -- In the digital economy, data has become the most valuable asset for any organization, with 97% of businesses using data to power their business opportunities and 76% of businesses using data as an integral part of forming a business strategy."Through step-ups such as one-time passwords, two-factor authentication, security tokens, and physical biometrics, companies are finding alternatives to avoid relying on a password or other personally identifiable data that could have been stolen." For the complete article,

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Leveraging Data and Authentication: Mastercard’s Approach to Combatting Digital Fraud

December 10, 2019 -- Throughout history, merchants have had to contend with fraud. So long as there’s money to be made, criminals will try to exploit any vulnerabilities, and so long as there’s money on the line, merchants will fight back."With more people communicating, transacting, and interacting through cyber channels, digital fraud is only going to increase. This means it’s crucial for merchants to adopt strategies to fight back. While digital fraud is certainly a major problem, it is not

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Mastercard Leverages Active Biometrics to Secure More than Just Payments

December 05, 2019 -- People are spending more of their lives in the digital space than ever before. With the widespread adoption of mobile phones and computers, nearly everyone is able to surf the web, communicate with friends and family, and do a range of activities online."Today’s environment forces organizations to confront a very difficult dilemma: how do you enhance security without compromising the user experience? The evolution of fraud attacks has made this issue increasingly difficult to solve for."

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Mastercard’s Approach to Passive Biometric Authentication

October 31, 2019 -- Since the adoption of EMV chip technology has made card-present fraud much harder to get away with, criminals are increasingly turning to the cyber world to steal personal information, money, and other valuable material."So part of the core technology NuDetect brings to the table is being able to, in real time, figure out which signals are indicative of a legitimate consumer in any given channel interaction, and then distinguish bots from a real consumer at that

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The Consequence of Mobile Convenience

October 11, 2019 -- The stage is set ready for a record-setting mobile shopping holiday season with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run-up to Christmas. The global mobile-payment market is expected to reach $10.07 trillion by 2026, according to market-research firm Reports and Data. "There should not have to be a trade-off between security and mobile usage, and mobile transactions shouldn’t need to increase friction to catch bad guys. Higher accuracy and fewer false positives are possible with existing

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