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Tag Archives: Financial Institutions

The Rebirth of Identity Protection in Banking: Q&A Session with Terri Burton

Webinar Teaser: Q&A with Terri Burton

“The Rebirth of Identity Protection in Banking” is less than two weeks away! We decided to go behind-the-scenes and chat with Terri Burton, EZShield’s channel marketing solutions manager, who will also be moderating our upcoming webinar. Burton has worked closely with our speaker, Laura Bruck, vice president of marketing & solutions strategy, to bring this webinar together. Let’s see what Burton had to say about the significance of this topic within financial institutions.  Continue reading

Can You Spot a Synthetic ID? The $6 Billion Mistake in Banking

What Banks Need to Know About Synthetic Identity Theft

New research from the Auriemma Consulting Group (ACG) paints a bleak picture of the state of synthetic identity theft and its hit to the banking industry. 

Synthetic identity theft cost banks $6 billion in 2016. Five percent of charged-off accounts and up to 20 percent of credit losses are thought to be a result of synthetic identity theft. 

With synthetic identity theft on the rise, banks and credit unions must search for more comprehensive solutions to this growing problem.  Continue reading

Consumer Personas Offer Key Fraud Prevention Insights

Consumer Personas Identity Theft Protection

New research from Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2017 Identity Fraud Report knits an intricate relationship between consumer personas and identity crime risks. 

In 2016, an estimated 15.4 million consumers were victims of identity theft and fraud, up from 13.1 million the previous year. This marks the highest identity victimization rate since Javelin Strategy & Research began tracking the trend in 2003.  Continue reading

Data Security in 2016: The Good, The Bad, The Takeaways

Data Security 2016

As we round out the current year, the data security world is buzzing with year-end reports and data security predictions for 2017. 

From cybercrime to payments fraud — identity crimes took a dramatic turn in 2016. This year-end data paints a telling story of the state of data security. Some changes were for the best, others for the worst. However, there are a few qualitative findings that offer even more insight into the future. Continue reading

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