"Brandon McGee, Industry Insider, Mobile Banking Guru...He is not only the real deal, a genuine industry insider, but also knows exactly what's on the minds of financial service pros as they contemplate the various mobile options." - Jim Bruene, Publisher & Founder, Online Financial Innovations

"Going Mobile. Local executive carves niche as national expert on fast-growing banking-industry technology trend" - Scott Olson, Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ)

"Brandon McGee, the industry's unofficial ambassador for mobile banking" 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mobile Banking Security - Jan 16

Fraud Prevention: Utilizing Mobile Technology for Authentication & Transaction Verification
"It's no longer just about mobile banking. Mobile technology today is deployed by leading-edge institutions for out-of-band user authentication, transaction verification and to help prevent fraud via real-time security alerts. How can your institution crack down on fraud maximize its mobile investment?"

FBI Issues Warnings Over Mobile Banking
"With smartphone and tablet owners using their gadgets more often to access financial information and authorize transactions, cybercriminals are flocking to mobile platforms. As a result, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a bulletin detailing the hazards of mobile malware."

Mobile Functionality or Security?
"Mobile banking is on the rise, with 23 out of the United States' top 25 banks already offering some sort of mobile service. As smart phone and tablet usage grow, banks and credit unions will need to continue implementing and enhancing mobile technology, but they must focus on security and convenience, says Mary Monahan of Javelin Strategy & Research."

Mobile banking security tops 10 security threats for 2012
"While credit unions gear up for what may be radical growth in mobile banking, they also must keep in mind that mobile security is the No. 1 security issue in the list of top 10 computer security threats for 2012, according to McAfee Labs.

Cyber criminals are hacking into all sorts of devices, breaking into to everything from cell phones to car systems, and security threats are escalating and becoming more malicious, said Adam Wosotowsky, senior anti-spam analyst with McAfee (The Motley Fool Jan. 3)."

"Following research conducted by IDC Financial Insights, Akamai Technologies Ltd has found a widening gap between IT and business in many UK financial services companies that poses grave operational and security risks for mobile and online services. This widening gap is an unintentional consequence of business decision-makers within financial institutions lobbying for new and enhanced digital services and being stonewalled by IT departments fearful of the growing security threat from mobile malware."

Akamai warns of mobile banking security rift
"IT managers for banks are being put under increasing pressure to deliver secure mobile banking products while having to deal with severe budgetary constraints, according to research performed on behalf of Akamai by analyst company IDC."

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