Iain Swaine, Head of Cyber Strategy, EMEA, BioCatch
The world of payments is rapidly-changing. The rise of P2P payments in the U.S, Canada and Australia along with dramatic regulatory changes in Europe (PSD2), has created new opportunities across the ecosystem. New third-party payment providers (TPP's) in the EU and P2P apps in other regions are entering the arena by supporting the rapid rise in demand and associated adoption rates. Banks are enabling direct access to accounts via APIs. Consumers now get to pick which apps they use, how they want to pay, and when, making the user experience paramount to win their loyalty. At the same time, however, the speed and “openness” makes the ecosystem vulnerable to several types of threats including malware, social engineering, remote access Trojans, SIM swapping, call forwarding and other techniques. Using these techniques, the fraudsters are able to exploit various points of potential weakness: at the account creation stage, the bank account linking process and payment authentication.
Join us as Iain Swaine, explores this fast-changing landscape, leveraging real world experience that stems from his days as eCrime Fraud Prevention Manager of the Royal Bank of Scotland, which was on the front lines of the initial faster payments adoption in the UK, and his current work as Head of Cyber Strategy, EMEA at BioCatch. He will explain how fraudsters see the this new world, what some of their techniques are and some of the techniques that are being used by leading enterprises around the world to address the risks in the P2P and PSD2 ecosystems.