Live events such as concerts and sports games are generally chock-full of action, both on the field and behind the scenes. IT and security teams managing these venues navigate a complex environment that includes a traditional corporate infrastructure, special equipment required for the event, a large army of suppliers and contractors, and all of the…

As the holiday shopping season shifts into high gear, the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating an ongoing trend: shoppers are opting to buy online. Rather than flooding brick-and-mortar stores — and point-of-sale (POS) machines — with sales, studies suggest a high percentage of shoppers in 2020 will be using online options and e-commerce checkout pages. And,…

There’s a 1% decrease in suspected online retail fraud worldwide during the start of the 2020 holiday shopping season compared to the same period in 2019, a 59% increase from the same period in 2018 and a 14% increase from all of 2020 so far, TransUnion research reveals. Holiday shopping season fraud stats The findings…

Online payment fraud attempts see 73% increase

Online payment fraud attempts increased by 73 percent in 2019, according to a report from Sift. Additional findings in the report reveal that cybercriminals are using mobile devices more than desktops or laptops to commit payment fraud. In fact, though Windows is the top single operating system for fraudsters, iOS and Android combine to make…

Expect unprecedented levels of online data theft this holiday season due to a lack of deployed client-side security measures. Disturbing lack of security measures Tala Security highlights the widespread vulnerability resulting from integrations that enable and enhance website functionality. These integrations, which exist on nearly every modern website operating today, allow attackers to target PII…

4 Payment Security Trends for 2019

Visa’s chief risk officer anticipates some positive changes ahead. Change that leads to improvement is usually good, in my opinion, and in my role at Visa, I anticipate some healthy changes ahead for the payment industry. Of course, no one can perfectly predict what is to come, but here is my take on four notable…