July 28, 2011 07:00 ET

Newly Released Security Guidelines for Successful Online Banking Programs

Gemalto Educates Banks on Stronger Security to Meet FFIEC Guidance

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has released new guidance for banks regarding online customer authentication. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke was also recently quoted1 as saying "...the Internet is again at a crossroads. Protecting security of consumers, businesses and the Internet infrastructure has never been more difficult. Cyber-attacks on Internet commerce, vital business sectors and government agencies have grown exponentially."

In an effort to support banks, Gemalto has recently published an eBanking Security Guidebook2 and a series of infographics3 to help bankers better understand security next steps and options to allocate the resources and time needed to succeed in this market. At a time when 73% of online bankers prefer to interact with their bank online than visit a branch and online transactions can cost banks 25% of one conducted offline, Gemalto believes that education will be the key to security compliance and customer safety.

The Gemalto secure eBanking infographic highlights the eBanking market through pictures, including:

  • The current state of eBanking, growth and trends;
  • The financial benefits of secure eBanking;
  • Top five reasons banks should consider using digital security devices to ensure safer eBanking practices;
  • Common security attacks to know and possible countermeasures to consider; and
  • An 11-step guide to implement a successful eBanking security solution at your bank.

To order a copy of the eBanking Security Guidebook, including an 11-step guide to implementing a successful security program at your bank, please visit

For more information on Gemalto, visit the Gemalto blog or follow Gemalto on Twitter.

(1) Mobiledia; Regulators Ask Banks to Beef Up Security
(2) The e-Banking Security Guide from Gemalto
(3) Gemalto Secure eBanking Infographics

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About Gemalto
Gemalto (EURONEXT PARIS: GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2010 annual revenues of EUR 1.9 billion and over 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries. Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work -- anytime, anywhere, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, ehealthcare and egovernment services. Gemalto does this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies. Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, two factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine to machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its customers achieve their goals. As the use of Gemalto's software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the Company is poised to thrive over the coming years. For more information visit,,, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lauren Warthan
    WCG for Gemalto
    Email: Email Contact
    Phone: 512.961.3990