Two people using phones over coffee
  • Fraud Prevention, Identity Verification

A Simple Method of Verifying Identity through Phones

One-time authentication codes through SMS (text messages) have been used for a while as a method of ongoing authentication, but have traditionally been of little use for verifying the identity of a new consumer...

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Homerun
  • Identity Verification, Compliance

Hitting a Home Run

In part 1 I discussed how those in the Fantasy Sports industry (same theory can be applied to any industry) who aren’t playing by the rules are only going to aid the regulatory bodies (states and federal) in their overall scrutiny of the industry; and those regulatory bodies will have real-life scenarios to back their reasoning for the imposing of steeper fines, passing of stricter laws and worst of all, outlawing games of skill.

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Questioning the Boss
  • Identity Fraud, Security

Questioning the Boss to Prevent Theft?

There has been a growing trend recently of cyber thieves committing high value thefts by spoofing the e-mail accounts of c-level executives to initiate unauthorized international wire transfers. These e-mails typically appear to come from the CEO or CIO, requesting that an employee perform a wire transfer....

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Baseball Player Ready to Swing
  • Compliance, Identity Verification

1-2-3 Strikes...You’re Out!

The Fantasy Sports industry has seen its fair share of scandals in recent years such as the alleged “Insider Trading” between key players in the industry. Such disregard for the rules (and general un-sporting conduct) has made it more difficult for all businesses in the Fantasy Sports Industry, such as the temporary bans in some states and stricter compliance regulations all around.

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Runners at the starting line
  • Fraud Prevention, Internet Fraud

Jumping the Gun in Identity and Security

With the mainstream coverage of breaches, hacks, and identity fraud over the past few years it should be no surprise to see massive amounts of VC funding being funneled to new technology solutions that promise the solution. The rush to market for these solutions may be contributing to the problem more than solving it, however.

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