Showing Blog Posts: 1–6 of 6 by Alisdair Faulkner

Alisdair Faulkner

Alisdair Faulkner

Chief Product Officer, ThreatMetrix

  • SMS Two-Factor Authentication Is No Longer Enough

    by Alisdair Faulkner on August 26, 2016

    With the near-constant occurrence of highly organized and complex cybercrime attacks, effective digital authentication has never been more challenging. Businesses must verify who they’re transacting with by implementing additional security measures, but at the same time they need to minimize friction and provide seamless user experiences to avoid losing users to competitors. SMS two-factor…

  • How Cybersecurity Impacts Customer Loyalty

    by Alisdair Faulkner on June 21, 2016

    When it comes to banking, e-commerce and other online activities, fraud is one of consumers’ top concerns. In fact, insights from a recent First Annapolis and ThreatMetrix consumer study showed that more than half of consumers (55 percent) are extremely concerned about the risks of banking and payments-related fraud, with 46 percent indicating their fraud concerns have increased in the past two…

  • Cross-border Is the New Normal

    by Alisdair Faulkner on May 10, 2016

    It's no secret digital consumers increasingly purchase goods and services via cross-border transactions. Digital commerce has essentially created a global economy without borders. In fact, according to Nielsen’s Global Connected Commerce Report, in February 2016, 57 percent of the respondents made a cross-border e-commerce purchase in the past six months. Recognizing this trend, businesses are…

  • How to Use Anonymized Global Digital Identities to Fight Cybercrime

    by Alisdair Faulkner on April 8, 2016

    At the 2016 RSA Conference, there was a lot of buzz surrounding the importance of global threat intelligence sharing. In fact, of the more than 500 exhibitors at the annual conference, 79 companies include threat intelligence sharing as part of their business model. However, such information sharing only works when done right—in an anonymized way that takes into account each user’s full digital…

  • Protecting Against the Top Mobile Security Threats in 2016

    by Alisdair Faulkner on February 10, 2016

    By the end of 2016 there will be an estimated 6.4 billion connected devices—a 30 percent increase over 2015—as mobile continues to become the channel-of-choice for everything from online banking to e-commerce. This mobile proliferation is attracting cybercriminals too, and they use stolen identities and compromised devices from major data breaches for advantageous financial gain. Given the…

  • EMV Leads to Increased Digital Risks This Holiday Shopping Season

    by Alisdair Faulkner on December 16, 2015

    The deadline for U.S. retailers and credit card processors to adopt the Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) global standard chip cards passed in October, and those who have yet to adopt the technology will now be liable for any point-of-sale (POS) fraud losses. Given the high-profile retail data breaches in recent years—including Home Depot, Michael’s, Neiman Marcus and Sally Beauty—all of which were…

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