Today, financial institutions offering internet-based and mobile-banking services face increasing pressure to provide enhanced consumer protection against phishing, sophisticated malware and other fraudulent activities. The FFIEC's guidance for financial institutions took a strong stance in support of the deployment of stronger authentication methods, as well as fraud detection techniques, to protect customer identities and information during online-banking transactions. Complying with the FFIEC guidance requires financial institutions to thoroughly review their online activities and conduct risk assessments to determine the level of authentication and fraud detection required.
This document presents an overview of security options, that can help address the FFIEC requirements and protect consumers over the long term - with emphasis on:
- Strong Authentication;
- Fraud Detection;
- General Layered Security.