SOURCE: ThreatMetrix


April 13, 2011 06:00 ET

BankInfoSecurity and ThreatMetrix Co-Sponsor April 27 Webinar: "Is Your Device Identification Ready for New FFIEC Guidance?"

Webinar Attendees Will Learn About Smart Device Identification Technologies Banks Will Need to Adopt to Comply With New FFIEC Guidance

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2011) - ThreatMetrix™, the fastest growing provider of cloud-based fraud prevention solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), today announced that they are co-sponsoring a webinar with BankInfoSecurity, "Is Your Device Identification Ready for New FFIEC Guidance?" The webinar will be held at 1 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 27.

Webinar attendees will learn about smart device identification technologies banks will need to adopt to comply with new Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) guidance. This includes: What smart identification entails; the key limitations of simple identification methods; why upgrades to current customer device identification are critical; and how to initiate transaction authentication and monitoring.

Since the FFIEC issued guidance in 2005 on "Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment," cybercriminals have evolved significantly -- leading the FFIEC to draft new guidance for protecting businesses and their customers from fraud. Today's banking institutions are challenged by widespread identity and password theft, botnets, trojans, coupled with new risks introduced by smartphones and the demise of cookies as an authentication method.

"Customer device identification remains the most cost effective first perimeter of defense for customer authentication," said Bert Rankin, vice president of marketing, ThreatMetrix. "With new FFIEC guidelines, banks will need to adopt cookieless device identification technologies as part of a multi-factor strategy to protect new account verification, login authentication and transaction authorization. In combination, these solutions will safeguard customer privacy, trust and convenience."

WHAT: "Is Your Device Identification Ready for New FFIEC Guidance?"

WHEN: 1 p.m. ET, April 27, 2011

WHERE: Register online at:

WHY: The FFIEC's 2005 guidance on "Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment" ushered in a first generation of device identification technologies. Since that time, cybercriminals have evolved to such a degree that they can decommission nuclear power reactors, take down governments and steal billions in online consumer transactions. Yet many online bank accounts are still protected by first generation technologies consisting of little more than a password, a cookie and a simple hash of browser and IP address attributes.

WHO: Presenting on behalf of ThreatMetrix will be Alisdair Faulkner, chief product officer, ThreatMetrix. Mr. Faulkner is a noted industry expert in issues relating to online fraud, device identification, cybercrime, identity theft, information security and networking technology. He is a frequent industry speaker appearing before such industry forums as the Merchant Risk Council, Anti-Phishing Working Group, CyberSource Payment Summit and Experian Vision Conference. He has appeared on BBC online news commenting on cybercrime and is a past winner of the DEMOgod award for technology innovation and is a contributing author of the ThreatMetrix blog, "Frauds & Ends."

All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of ThreatMetrix's new white paper, "Is Your Device Identification Ready for the FFIEC: Smart Device Identification for Online Banking."

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ThreatMetrix helps companies stop web fraud and accelerate e-commerce in real-time so they can significantly reduce online fraud, acquire more customers faster, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction. The ThreatMetrix Cloud-Based Fraud Prevention Platform, incorporating ThreatMetrix SmartID™ cookieless device identification, provides online businesses with the ability to protect themselves and their customers by verifying new accounts, authorizing payments and transactions and authenticaticating user logins in real-time. Online businesses can deploy the ThreatMetrix Cloud-based Fraud Prevention Platform, which does not rely on personally identifiable information (PII), for traditional online activity via a personal computer as well as for mobile and tablet devices. The company serves a rapidly growing customer base around the world across a variety of industries including social networks (dating, gaming), financial services, e-commerce, affiliate marketing and payments. For more information, visit or call 1-650-625-1451.

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