EMV Ain’t Cheap, Baby: How card issuers can mitigate risk, save money and protect customers

Fraud of any kind is costly for card issuers, and not just for the obvious reasons. With millions of cards – as many as 650 million – being re-issued in 2015 as part of an industry-wide transition to EMV “chip …

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Trying to solve today’s Address Change problems with yesterday’s tools

In a well-aged Minneapolis neighborhood, not far from my office, there is a typewriter repair shop. Every time I drive by, I find myself peering into the shop windows looking for signs of life. I certainly wish the owner of …

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Top 10 Broadband Carriers Compete: DSL Kicking Tail

Background If you scour publicly available financial statements from the largest broadband carriers you can uncover the gross number of subscribers each claims, and you can determine if the base of customers has changed by looking at these reports over …

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EMV Roll-out Provides 650 Million Reasons to Still Care about Address Changes

If card issuers don’t take steps to verify the best address and screen for account takeover during EMV roll-out, a mass re-issue may become a massive headache.

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Account Takeover Fraud: Are you being “set-up” to fail?

According to a report published earlier this year by Javelin, account takeover attacks are on the rise. Another survey published by Bank Info Security suggested the same, and went on to report that the industry has increased its spending on …

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Date Posted: October 29, 2014 Author: Matt Schraan Category:   Featured, IDI Blog,

Home Depot Breach Exposes Vulnerabilities with EMV Roll-out

The Home Depot breach reveals potential fraud vulnerabilities as the industry prepares for EMV migration.

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Date Posted: October 10, 2014 Author: Adam Elliott Category:   Featured, IDI Blog,

A Deeper Look at Fiber Consumption

Background According to the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council, FTTH networks are now available to more than 15 percent of homes in the United States. More than 9 million households across North America are now connected directly into high-speed, high-bandwidth fiber optic …

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Fiber Consumption and Density

Background We all know that fiber is good for your diet, but how does it relate to population density? According to the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council, FTTH networks are now available to more than 15 percent of homes in the United …

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Fiber Consumption in the United States

Fiber broadband is becoming more common. With increased availability, we took an in-depth look to see what is available and what the adoption looks like.

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Date Posted: August 15, 2014 Author: Adam Elliott Category:   Featured, IDI Blog,

Not all Data Breaches are Created Equal

If you have not yet tripped across the phrase “data breach,” then you must have been holed up on some island or hibernating in a cave for the past few years. Data breaches have become everyday news and many times …

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Date Posted: January 30, 2014 Author: Category:   Featured, IDI Blog,
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