What will be the impact of the leak of investigatory documents from FinCEN - the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network? For starters, experts warn that FinCEN reports may reveal sensitive information tied to banks and law enforcement agencies' investigatory tools and tactics.
Addressing digital payment security challenges requires having good identity verification capabilities as well as a strong authentication process that's friction-free for consumers, says Singapore-based Gautam Aggarwal, senior vice president and regional chief technology officer, Asia Pacific, at Mastercard.
Singapore's open banking effort has expanded the attack surface, and the only effective defense is to enhance threat intelligence sharing among banks, retailers and third parties, says Tom Wills, a Singapore-based cybersecurity practitioner who is a consultant for financial institutions.
The Reserve Bank of India's plans to create a self-regulatory organization by April to help oversee the digital payments system could help reduce the complexity of RBI's efforts to help ensure payments security, some security experts say.
Starting Jan. 1, State Bank of India will no longer accept magnetic stripe debit card transactions and will accept only EMV chip-based cards in compliance with an RBI mandate, which is designed to help prevent card fraud, including skimming and cloning.
An essential component of protecting payment information is devaluing the data that is transmitted so it's of no use to hackers, says Lance Johnson, executive director of the PCI Standards Security Council.
The Reserve Bank of India intends to do away with the one-time password authentication process for online transactions. In a step in that direction, for the first time, it's allowing widespread tokenization of debit, credit and prepaid card transactions to enhance the safety of digital payments.
Forty-three states have reached a settlement with Neiman Marcus over its 2013 data breach, one of several breaches from that period blamed on in-memory malware. The retailer will pay $1.5 million and must use encryption and tokenization to protect card data.
Although the Reserve Bank of India mandated that banks complete the shift from magnetic stripe debit and credit cards to EMV chip-and-PIN cards by Jan. 1 to help reduce fraud, there's still plenty of work to be done.
The fight against fraud in a cashless economy requires investments in technologies that can offer early warning signals, says Bharat Panchal, senior vice president and head of risk management at National Payment Corporation of India.
As of January 1, 2018, all SWIFT customers must self-attest to their compliance with the new SWIFT Customer Security Program (CSP). The program is designed to respond to the wave of cybercrime targeting SWIFT installations that began with the Bank of Bangladesh breach back in February 2016 and has swept across the...
An investigation into last year's attempted theft of $170 million at India's state-owned Union Bank has found strong similarities with the Bangladesh Central Bank heist, which was attributed to North Korea, and resulted in an $81 million loss.
In light of the increase in ATM fraud in India, it's essential that banks more closely monitor the security efforts of third-party service providers they increasingly are relying on to help manage their networks, says Prakash Joshi, COO at Electronic Payment Systems