Fraud & Security Research

Monitors the Impact of Trends that Mitigate Security Threats and Keep Accounts and Identities Safe

Financial institutions and their customers are under constant attack as criminals attempt to compromise accounts, personally identifiable information and even intellectual property. Javelin's Fraud & Security team monitors fraud and security trends to help financial institutions and solution providers stay ahead of threats to keep customer accounts and identities safe and mitigate security threats against customers and the enterprise.

The disruption caused by the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack thrust the ransomware epidemic into the national spotlight. Policymakers, executives and consumers may be scrambling to understand how something like this could happen, but those in...
Cybersecurity awareness training and education have finally reached a tipping point and have proved, over the long haul, to be successful. Anti-phishing campaigns have taken time to resonate, but the success of phishing campaigns has declined as...

Exposing the Risks of Remote Deposit Capture

Javelin Report
Date: April 14, 2021
Research Topic(s): Fraud Management, Fraud & Security
With the passage of the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (Check 21), enacted in 2003 , financial institutions began accepting electronic check images from depositing consumers, and there was no looking back. Remote deposit capture (RDC)...

2021 Identity Fraud Study: Shifting Angles

Whitepaper
Date: March 23, 2021
Research Topic(s): Fraud Management, Fraud & Security
As criminals focus intently on consumers as the path of least resistance in their quest to steal personal information, their tactics have diverged into two entirely distinctive identity fraud categories that drove consumer losses to $56...

SolarWinds Shines Light on Emerging APT Risks

Impact Note
Date: March 10, 2021
Author(s): Alexander Franks
Research Topic(s): Fraud & Security, Cybersecurity
The recovery process from December’s SolarWinds attack is just beginning. Financial institutions got off easy this time, but now must take immediate action to mitigate insecurity from this attack and strengthen their security posture in anticipation...
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