Cybersecurity Practice Area

Mitigate security threats against customers and the enterprise

Financial institutions and their customers are under constant attack as criminals attempt to compromise accounts, personally identifiable information and even intellectual property. FIs have their profitability and reputations at stake. Javelin helps financial institution clients devise effective strategies for securing data and systems in a constantly evolving threat environment.

In 2016, FIs were more vigilant about notifying their customers of fraud than ever before. That is the result of several contributing factors, not the least of which are new processes and increasing use of better technology. One of the most oft-...
As smartphones increasingly become a nexus for consumers’ financial lives, their value to fraudsters has risen accordingly. Mobile shopping, mobile wallets, and person-to-person (P2P) payments all offer new avenues for fraud, and much of the next...
Bitcoin — and by extension its blockchain — has captivated the financial industry. On paper, a private version of the virtual currency’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) could be a common-sense replacement for an array of traditional networks...
Javelin’s latest Future Trends report is making a notable departure from previous editions. We want our clients to be alerted to upcoming trends over a longer time horizon to be better prepared to address these challenges and opportunities. The...
The growth of digital financial technologies has placed dual pressures on security systems. Emerging digital channels have facilitated fraud like never before, but users are growing less tolerant of added friction. Digital interactions that raise...

Securing Account Aggregation

Javelin Report
November 10, 2016 By: Al Pascual, Kyle Marchini
Account aggregation has emerged as a key technology underpinning a wide variety of financial applications — from third-party account verification for financial institutions to services allowing consumers to view all of their accounts within the same...
2015 was a diverse year for breaches. Data theft from government agencies, healthcare providers, financial institutions, telecoms, retailers, and social networks proved that no industry is immune from attack. Many of these breaches exposed...
Despite high levels of concern about fraud, consumers are slow to adopt security best practices. Gamification, the incorporation of game design elements into non-game applications, can help to build consumer ability and motivate them to take...

2015 Data Breach Fraud Impact Report

Javelin Report
June 4, 2015 By: Al Pascual
This year Javelin included our first forecast of the relationship between data breaches and fraud. As data breaches account for a growing portion of fraud, demand for different types of credentials and identifiers will move in lockstep with changes...
Biometric authentication has been a fixture of the public imagination for decades through frequent appearances in futuristic popular fiction. In the year 2014, these solutions may finally make the breakthrough from symbols of cutting edge technology...

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