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Five Steps Businesses Can Take To Make Two-Factor Authentication Better And More Secure

The best way to combat the shortcomings of SMS based 2FA isn’t to just move where that authentication code is received—some 2FA alternatives provide codes generated standalone apps, which would require compromising a device itself to access—but to change how login attempts are authenticated. "The world that we're going into is going to require multiple factors,” Thelander said. “It's going to require layers of authentication that can be delivered at a point and time based on the level of risk of what a user is trying to do and the level of risk that is detected."

11 places you should never use a debit card

In fact, the number of debit and credit cards that were exposed to hacking efforts at U.S. ATMs and stores jumped 70% in 2016, according to a report from data analytics and credit scoring company, Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO).In addition, what’s known as “card-not-present” fraud — fraudulent transactions that occur when the card isn’t physically present — is expected to cost merchants and retailers $7.2 billion by 2020, according to a report by iovation, a provider of digital intelligence for fraud prevention.

Imagining frictionless authentication: What if we lived in a world without passwords?

In this guest post to CSO Online, iovation's VP of Product, Dwayne Melancon, explores the intrinsic insecurity of two-factor authentication and how a range of 'modern authentication solutions are emerging that provide the balanced approach we’ve been looking for - robust and context-aware security strong enough to protect a business and its customers, while also delivering an authentication experience that people will actually want to use'.

Iovation Survey Finds Digital Nomads And False Declines Don’t Mix

“False declines have a material impact on an issuer’s business. While lost transaction revenue is painful, damage to the issuer’s relationship with their customer is of far greater concern,” said Michael Thelander, director of authentication products for iovation. “Banking and financial institutions need to balance security levels with user experiences. Consumers are open to a range of authentication methods as long as they are easy-to-use. Dynamic multifactor authentication does just this by balancing security and user experience by adding flexibility to authentication.”

Executive spotlight: iovation’s new Vice President of Product

Last week iovation announced that Dwayne Melancon was leaving Tripwire after 17 years and joining the company as the new Vice President of Product, so we decided to get in touch and see what are his future plans.“My experience at Tripwire ran the gamut – I served in a range of roles, from CTO to product management to head of R&D – but my ultimate goal was to create products that offered both a streamlined user experience and market-leading security protection,” he told us.

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