New Apple Devices May Include Identity Verification

  • Phone Verification

If consumers or businesses dont believe that fraud prevention is important, maybe they will now that world-leading company, Apple, is rumored to include fingerprint scanners on future devices. While nothing is confirmed, it shows that major innovation companies are taking notice to the threats of identity theft and fraud via mobile devices. This scanner would be used as an extra layer of security to any future devices with this feature. With apps, mobile web, email, and even pictures being so widely utilized on mobile devices, they have inevitably turned into hot spots for fraud and identity theft.

Fraud prevention for mobile devices has been the next feat for many companies that already have some type of online fraud prevention plan in order. Security across mobile devices and networks functions a bit differently than online making securing mobile information more difficult. The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently made the first revision to the guidelines on mobile device security since 2008. This new special publication is called the Guideline for Managing the Security of Mobile Devices in the Enterprise. This document outlines 6 steps to managing security on mobile devices. This will help set standards and outlines for companies utilizing any sort of mobile technology. As businesses move from the online space to the mobile space, fraud prevention should always be included in the process. After all, its much easier to prevent fraud than to recover from it.

[Contributed by EVS Marketing]