Posts Tagged ‘fraud’

Smart ID cards for smart South African citizens

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Posted on 30th Jul 2013 by in Corporate

As the former President of South Africa recovers in hospital, having fought for and overseen the breakdown of apartheid in his country, it’s somehow fitting that Mr Mandela was among the first to receive the country’s new identification (ID) smart cards recently. Coinciding with International Nelson Mandela Day, other notable recipients of the smart technology […]

Is ‘after the fact’ fraud fighting enough to save Medicare?

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Posted on 23rd Jul 2013 by in Corporate

Two years ago we asked the question: Can smart cards save the Medicare system $30 billion per year? While there has been some success in combating Medicare fraud in the US, we still do not have an answer to this question because the implementation of a smart card program has yet to come to fruition. […]

Google’s Inactive Account Manager handles Data after Death

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Posted on 15th Jul 2013 by in Corporate

Last year I discussed the problem of what happens to our digital assets after our lives come to an end. If you haven’t read the post you can find it here. There are already, well documented online services that offer users the chance to live on through their social media threads. Kate Freeman of Mashable, […]

The truth about EMV in the US: Is it coming or not?

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Posted on 25th Jun 2013 by in Enterprise Security

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, then you know that EMV is coming to the US.  But for many of the individuals and organizations impacted by the change to the US payments infrastructure – like consumers, card issuers, processors and merchants – EMV is a new technology. As with any technology shift, […]

A smarter US social security card

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Posted on 20th Jun 2013 by in Corporate

The United States social security card dates back to 1936 and it hasn’t changed much since then. A small piece of paper the size of a ticket stub holds one’s social security number that is an American’s life line for identity verification, employment eligibility, and citizenry. The paper card is not quite up to date […]

Fraudsters can’t Bank on eBanking

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Posted on 13th Jun 2013 by in Enterprise Security

As our use of the internet and eBanking services has advanced, so have the methods that criminals use to target our personal information. The number of attacks rose sharply in 2012 due in large part to shared server hacks, which are gaining in popularity (they accounted for 47% of all phishing attacks in the second […]

How will the U.S. benefit from EMV migration? Look to Canada

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Posted on 28th Mar 2013 by in Corporate

As the U.S. continues its implementation of EMV chip cards, it’s lucky to be able to look to other countries that have adopted the technology for best practices, lessons learned, and future benefits. As a Gemalto employee based in the U.S., I’ve been eagerly watching to see how our neighbor to the north, Canada, is […]

EMV cannot come soon enough to the U.S.

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Posted on 16th Jan 2013 by in Corporate

Card fraud costs people in the European Union around €1.5 billion a year, according to European law enforcement agency, Europol. The criminal market is dominated by “well-structured and globally active organized crime groups (OCGs)” perpetrating illegal transactions. This may understandably worry some of our European-based readers, yet the report also finds that “the majority of illegal […]

Tis the Season for… Online Fraud?

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Posted on 21st Dec 2012 by in Mobile

If you read the news as much as I do, you probably have seen a lot of advice about how to avoid having your financial details stolen this holiday season.  It’s true that conducting banking transactions or shopping online does make you vulnerable to cybercriminals lurking in the background.  But there are a lot of […]

Linking up the debate

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Posted on 21st Dec 2012 by in Enterprise Security

Following my recent post on just how free America is when it comes to enterprise security and the CIO responsibility I had an interesting exchange on LinkedIn with a peer, Anders Rundgren of PrimeKey Solutions, who evolved the discussion. I like to share these conversations on our blog as I advocate the education and analysis […]