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.

EMVCo Virtual TEE Certification

Whitepaper
October 22, 2018
This original report, sponsored by MagicCube, examines the potential impact of EMVCo's pending virtual trusted execution environment (vTEE) certification and the advantages and drawbacks of vTEEs compared to current approaches, such as physical TEEs...

Addressing the Threat of False Positive Declines

Javelin Report
October 17, 2018
In the fight against credit and debit card fraud, merchants and issuers unwittingly create unintended casualties when they decline a legitimate cardholder’s transaction because of suspected fraud. No one wins when a “false positive” decline happens...

Innovation in Security: Black Hat 2018

Javelin Report
October 2, 2018
There are few shows that bring together more security vendors than UBM Technology Group’s annual Black Hat conference. Squeezed between BSides Las Vegas and DEF CON, the conference’s two days of briefings bring together thousands of attendees...
Despite warnings from academics, former intelligence community officials, and federal law enforcement, some security professionals at financial services companies harbor a willingness to attack their adversaries. Not necessarily to destroy outside...

The London Protocol

Javelin Report
August 22, 2018
Amidst an increasing number of phishing reports involving digital certificates, several Certificate Authorities (CAs) have banded together. For the first time, these arbiters of digital trust are cooperating in an effort to proactively ensure the...
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that impacted roughly 87 million Facebook users, California lawmakers have quickly pushed through privacy legislation that could become a standard for how U.S. banks handle customer information.1 The...
Connected cars, light bulbs, voice assistants, chatbots, and more! The “Internet of things” (IoT) is expanding swiftly with new types of devices, many of them carrying potential to support banking and payment services. These emerging channels offer...

Hacking Back: Playing with Fire

Javelin Report
June 27, 2018
Despite warnings from academics, former intelligence community officials, and federal law enforcement, some security professionals at financial services companies harbor a willingness to attack their adversaries. Not necessarily to destroy outside...
This original report, sponsored by EZShield, examines the opportunity for financial institutions to offer identity protection services to their accountholders, in light of the fraud threats faced by digital-first consumers. With consumers facing a...

2018 Trust in Banking

Javelin Report
June 27, 2018
This report ranks seventeen of the largest financial institutions in the US according to their level of trust among accountholders and considers the factors that can engender or undermine trust in a financial institution.

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