Are The Tides Finally Turning? Banks will need to step up fraud controls

June 15, 2011 by Mike Byrnes     1 Comment

Last week, I blogged about the unfortunate court ruling on an online bank fraud case that sided with Ocean Bank indicating that had deployed commercially reasonable security controls and their customer – Patco Construction – was ultimately responsible for the fraud since they had agreed to the banks security measures when they signed their contract. For more insight on the case and my views on why we need the regulators to step up to the plate, check out ” Caviet Emptor…” 

Since then, a number of significant things have happened in the online banking / security space.  #1, yet another major breach occurred, this time  at CitiBank; #2 there are whispers on the street indicate that the updated FFIEC security guidance for online banking is back on the rails and set to be released immently (sorry, no link for this one yet :) ) ; #3 Bank Information Security, a leading online media company focussed on financial security  launched a new FFIEC resource center to help financial institutions get edcuated and prepared for the upcoming changes to the guidance ; and last but certainly not least,  #4 U.S. District Judge Patrick Duggan ruled that  Comerica bank must reimburse a Sterling Heights sheet metal company $561,000 it lost in an Internet banking fraud attack (Good for you Justice Duggan).

I don’t know about you, but to me, the tides are turning and its about time!

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Entrust product manager Mike Byrnes has more than 20 years’ experience in product management and technology marketing with a focus on internet security and business communication systems. Mike drives product marketing for the Entrust IdentityGuard authentication platform with a significant focus on mobile solutions. In addition to mobile, his background covers identity and access management, fraud detection, malware protection, and email encryption solutions. Mike serves as vertical market prime for Entrust financial services segment, working with large banks across the globe to roll out solutions to their consumer- and corporate-banking client base.

One thought on “Are The Tides Finally Turning? Banks will need to step up fraud controls

  1. Rodrigo Borges

    If TransactionGuard evolves to follow the banks needs and the competitors products features, for sure time will come.

    If TransactionGuard development stays frozen then tides will turn once and again and we will just read about them in the news.


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