Wire Fraud

Wire Fraud

In today's society, eBanking services have become the norm. More of your customers are choosing this easier form of banking, but they need to realize the risks. Especially with eBanking and wire fraud.

Unfortunately, cybercriminals have discovered how to steal your customer’s hard-earned money. They use a variety of tools including phishing emails, compromised legitimate websites, fake friend requests on social sites, and malware to obtain your customers’ bank logon credentials.

As soon as they have this information it is very easy and fast for them to clean out your customers of their entire accounts by committing wire fraud. These cybercriminals prefer to chose small-to-medium-sized businesses as their targets because these businesses often do not use dual controls on their accounts nor have they adopted a strong information security posture to mitigate wire fraud.

Your business needs to establish a strong information security posture, it is not as simple as installing a firewall or having anti-virus protection to mitigate Wire Fraud. You must put in place the right security programs to help protect your customers from this crashing crime that is on the rise. Complying with industry standards, ever-changing federal regulations and state privacy laws are not going to safe guard your systems.

In an effort to protect both consumers and businesses from wire fraud, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has implemented new security guidelines for financial institutions in January 2012. These guidelines describe the measures financial institutions should take to protect Internet banking customers from wire fraud and other forms of financial fraud. Three key components were addressed:

    1. Risk Assessments covering changes in threats, technology, and customer adoption of
      eBanking; transaction volume; actual incidents of security breaches, ID theft or wire
      fraud
    2. Layered Security and Anomaly Detection through Multi-Factor Authentication
    3. Customer Security Awareness and Education

InfoSight can assist you by providing:

    1. Your annual eBanking risk assessment
    2. A GAP analysis
    3. A restructuring of your entire risk management program
    4. A Security Review of your eBanking solution including online banking, MFA
      technologies and other associated eBanking products and applications
    5. Your Customer Security Awareness Program
      • Security Awareness “customer-ready” content for use as part of your consumer and
        commercial clients’ security awareness initiative.
      • Live webinar and onsite workshop education for your customers
      • Security Awareness Newsletter Production to reinforce your organization’s Security
        Program
      • Video “Quick Clips” for Website and e-Delivery
      • ISA Website Content
      • Polls and Surveys
      • Digital Banners for your website or ATMs
      • “On Hold” Telephone Messaging
      • Annual Progress Report to present to examiners

By implementing these sound business practices, financial institutions are able to safeguard their customers against wire fraud. These increased security procedures may help reduce the number of incidents, mitigating financial losses, business risks and reputational damage that can result from wire fraud attacks. Contact InfoSight to learn more.

Complementary Services
Vulnerability Assessment
Penetration Testing
Intrusion Detection and Prevention

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