What Peanut Butter Cups Can Teach Us About Fraud Prevention

Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups are a “so-good-it-has-to-be-bad-for-you” treat adored by candy lovers everywhere. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is such a classic it’s hard to remember there was a time no one thought about putting these two together. In fact, Reese’s built an entire advertising campaign around the odd couple concept. The original…

3D Secure 2.0 – The New Sheriff in Town

EMVCo, the global standards body tasked with developing the technical standards for payments technologies, last week announced the availability of 3D Secure 2.0. Collectively, we at RSA congratulate EMVCo on this eagerly anticipated release. As an EMVCo Technical Associate, we were privileged to contribute to the development of the specifications and truly believe that the…

Cybersecurity – Let’s Make It A Chick Thing

Time flies when you’re having fun fighting cybercriminals – we are already more than halfway through October and into the third week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week’s theme is Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime, which is quite literally RSA’s raison d’etre. The focus this week is on the collaborative nature of fighting cybercrime as well…

Best Advice for Digital Citizens – Stop. Think. Connect.™

October is kind of a big deal here at RSA. It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and it gives us an opportunity to bring to the general public’s attention to a critical mission that we are focused on all year long – keeping businesses and individuals safe from cybercrime. It’s unfortunate that cybercrime is impactful…

Identifying Fraud Faster with Intelligence Feeds – Web Threat Detection v6

Online fraud remains as much a part of digital life as URLs. Fraudsters are constantly devising new ways to separate consumers from their money, login credentials, Personally Identifiable Information (PII), healthcare data and anything else that can be monetized. Even more, they are doing it with speed and sophistication, but most damaging, they do it…

3D Secure Innovations: New Analytics Dashboard Helps Improve Response to Fraud

The 3D Secure protocol has been much (and somewhat unfairly!) maligned for the negative impact it has on the cardholder’s online experience. Requiring cardholders to produce their password each and every time they try to transact on a participating merchant site significantly disrupts purchase flow. Adding friction to the online checkout process leads to cart…

Reducing Fraudulent Transactions during the Holiday Shopping Season with Behavioral Analytics

While it may seem a bit early to be addressing the holiday shopping season, the giant nutcrackers are already towering over the pumpkins at the mall so I figured it was fair game. So what can we expect this holiday season? According to a National Retail Federation survey, average spending per person is expected to rise…

How a Selfie or Finger Swipe Can Help Prevent Mobile Fraud

RSA is delighted to announce the availability of RSA Adaptive Authentication Mobile SDK 3.0 and with it our agreement with EyeVerify, the creator of Eyeprint ID™. RSA’s Adaptive Authentication Mobile SDK allows organizations to embed risk-based authentication capabilities directly into their mobile app. Mobile SDK 3.0 integrates in app biometric step up authentication for high risk login…

We are the World – Internet of Things, Mobile and Social Media

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month (NCSAM), sponsored by StaySafeOnline.org to help remind us all to do our part to make the internet safer and more secure for everyone. Although that is quite literally the job of everyone who works for RSA, even those who don’t work for a security firm can play a…

My So-Called Digital Life

Like most, I have a very rich and fulfilling digital life. My smart phone is at hand 24×7 and I use apps to check weather and Facebook, bank, shop, scan real estate and even tell me if I have hung a picture straight. (Alas I am not a gamer.) I also do all of these…