Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) is a new service that combines Microsoft 365 Enterprise (a combined Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility bundle), hardware leasing, and cloud-based device management to deliver secured, updated, and maintained systems, all with software maintenance handled by Microsoft. Redmond says that it's offering the service in response to customer desire to hand off day-to-day device management tasks and spend more time addressing the needs of their organizations.
FIs have been eyeing the technology for a couple of years as a way to make banking more convenient. Whether in-branch or mobile, the video service has proved popular for institutions that offer it: Some 85 percent of consumers who have tried video banking say they’d try it again, according to a survey of more than 4,400 consumers in North America and Europe by Vidyo.
Some 96% of companies expect to see an explosion of machine learning projects in production by 2020, according to a Univa report. Machine learning's biggest challenges in production were lack of experience with using the technology, complicated data flow, compliance, regulatory requirements, and more, said they survey. Regardless, machine learning drives a huge area for value, including IT optimization, security, fraud detection, and natural language.
Jetico has announced a new version of its disk encryption. They say that BestCrypt Volume Encryption 4 now delivers a smoother interface and faster performance to encrypt hard drives. For central management of disk encryption, Jetico also offers an Enterprise Edition of BestCrypt Volume Encryption.
Microsoft Office documents packed with malicious macros are the most common malware loader of the past month, accounting for 45% of all delivery mechanisms analyzed, according to a report from Cofense. Office Macros were followed in popularity by CVE-2017-11882, malicious batch scripts, malicious PowerShell scripts, and WSC downloaders, the report found.
Believe it or not, 45 percent of consumers who own rewards credit cards say cash is still king for purchases under $10, according to a new CreditCards.com poll. Debit cards (30 percent) come in second, while credit cards (23 percent) take a distant third place as the payment method of choice for buying inexpensive items.
More mobile and contactless opportunities may be in the future for debit card issuers. The 2018 Debit Issuer Study from Houston-based Pulse Network found 12.2% of debit cards were enrolled in Apple Pay as of January, up from 6.3% in January 2017. Debit card enrollment in the other major mobile wallets, Samsung Pay and Google Pay, also increased, but trailed far behind Apple Pay.
Australian bank Westpac is enabling Siri for its users to manage their accounts and transactions from iPhone devices. To authenticate payments, users will be prompted to input their fingerprint or face ID before the money is transferred to the payee.
Security professionals are finding that the qualities blockchain brings to a solution are effective in securing data, networks, identities, critical infrastructure, and more. Blockchain is being used in a number of security applications, ranging from record-keeping to acting as part of the active data infrastructure, and more options likely are on the horizon. However, security professionals should treat blockchain as a useful technology - not a magical answer to all problems.
CrowdStrike and Secureworks announced that they will be teaming up to apply Secureworks’ Red Cloak behavioral analytics and intelligence to CrowdStrike’s Falcon platform data. The joint offering delivers in one package an endpoint detection and response solution with applied analytics and intelligence to help accelerate investigations and provide guided remediation steps.
Dynamics 365 was introduced two years ago, with the mission of eliminating silos within customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) processes. Now the software giant is bringing artificial intelligence (AI) and mixed reality to Dynamics 365. They claim that Dynamics 365 AI will help market research teams make better decisions through marketing and social insights.
Adobe’s announced acquisition of Marketo shows us just how hot digital marketing automation is right now. Marketo is a system vendor that automates lead management including email, mobile, social, digital ads, web management and analytics. The author points out three challenges for Adobe going forward: Integraton, Talent and Execution.
In the near future, business and consumers will interact with multiple companies in a more decentralized, technology-driven system. This article highlights 5 key reasons why fintech will disrupt business models of FIs.
Effective March 20, 2020, the dollar limit on same-day transactions will quadruple from $25,000 to $100,000, NACHA announced. Another change gives FIs more time during the day to submit ACH transactions by extending the deadline by two hours to 4:45 p.m. Eastern. And in yet another change, NACHA says it will speed up same-day funds availability by mandating that funds for certain same-day and next-day credit transactions will be available by 1:30 p.m., fully three-and-one-half hours sooner than under the existing rules.
Alternative credit data is increasingly integrated in credit talks for lenders across the country. “Alternative” data as a whole may best be summed up as FCRA-compliant credit data that is not typically included in traditional credit reports. Some examples of alternative credit data include alternative financial services data, rental data, full-file public records and account aggregation. Alternative credit data can give supplemental insight into a consumer’s stability, ability and willingness to repay that is not available on a traditional credit report that can help lenders avoid risk or price accordingly.
A Pindrop report reveals the rate of voice fraud climbed over 350 percent from 2013 through 2017, with no signs of slowing down. Additionally, between 2016 and 2017, overall voice channel fraud increased by 47 percent, or one in every 638 calls. The year-over-year increase can be attributed to several causes, including the development of new voice technology, the steady uptick in significant data breaches, and acts of fraud across multiple channels.
In a UK first, customers who receive a call from Barclays will now be able to choose to receive an alert in their app or online banking confirming the details of the employee who is calling them. The customer can then choose to accept the call, knowing that they are not giving out any sensitive information to the wrong person.