What Is Bank Account Verification? Bank account verification is the process of confirming the authenticity of bank account information. That includes ownership as well as account and bank routing numbers. The primary purpose of bank account verification is to prevent fraudulent activities such as identity theft, money laundering, and unauthorized access to funds. By verifying … Bank Account Verification Defined
Criminals are compromising emails to steal money from businesses, governments and institutions. Any organization can be a target: businesses of any size as well as health care organizations, education, and local and state governments. Recent headline cases include Ubiquiti Networks, Toyota Boshoku Corporation and Scoular Company. And the U.S. territory Puerto Rico offers a classic … A Classic Case of Vendor Email Compromise
Organizations are under siege by bad actors across the globe who are determined to rip them off. But new software that verifies the ownership of a bank account can help businesses mitigate their risk. Threats to information security top the list of operations risk, a new survey by Risk.com finds. Cyber risk – in one … How to Mitigate Cyber Risk with Bank Account Validation
Are you required to change your password every quarter? Do you have to include special characters in your passwords? It is annoying but also easy to update your password, right? Just add a “1” at the end of it. Then, next month or quarter, change the “1” to a “2,” and so on. Unfortunately, such cleverness … Don’t Skimp on Annoying Password Rules
Appearances and Vendor Payments One of the most iconic scenes in a Hollywood heist movie comes near the end of Ocean’s Eleven. The “team” minus Danny Ocean lean against the balustrade in front of the Bellagio on the Las Vegas strip, quietly gazing at the fountains as Debussy’s beautiful Claire de Lune plays. Then one … Falling for the Illusion of Cybercriminals Will Cost You
ACH has steadily grown, while check payments are declining. Seventy-eight percent of organizations use ACH for some vendor payments. And while 82 percent of organizations still make some payments by check, according to a survey by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), the volume of checks by businesses has been steadily declining. According to the Federal … ACH Rising: What It Means for Vendor Information Management
With the pandemic-driven shift to remote work, many organizations moved more check payments to electronic formats, primarily ACH. That has necessitated vendors providing organizations with bank account information. Criminals, of course, go where the money is. And in the hasty shift to more electronic payments and, therefore, more vendors sharing bank account information, many organizations … Two Controls to Protect Vendor Bank Account Information
Aggressive Cybercriminals Are Sophisticated; Security, IT and Finance Teams Must Be Tool People receive more than 120 emails at work per day on average. That’s a lot of emails. So, we categorize and strategize our email activity. But when we see an email from the boss, we tend to open it. And cybercriminals count on … NEW! Criminal Business Email Compromise: Are You Prepared?
Criminals Steal $650,000 from Non-profit Organization. It was a heartbreaking discovery. A non-profit organization paid out an amount equating to 26 percent of its annual revenue over a month in what the organization thought was legitimate project payments. When the executive director later spoke to the group that was to hire architects and engineers for … Anatomy of Business Email Compromise Fraud
Hackers continue a relentless barrage Last December, the U.S. government announced a major cyber breach by Russian hackers. Before we had understood fully the impact of that attack on 18,000 organizations and government agencies, we learned “holes” in Microsoft’s email software led to another compromise of 30,000 U.S. organizations. That attack was by Hafnium, a … Cyber Risk Statistics and the Need to Secure Sensitive Information
Vendor Fraud Risk Scientists have detected mutations of the Coronavirus in the U.K., South Africa, Nigeria and Brazil. These mutations can change how rapidly the disease spreads. So far, it does not appear to increase its virulence. For the finance personnel, there’s a parallel in the arena of financial fraud. In the realm of business … Mutations: BEC becomes VEC
Someone is out to get you. Hackers are working full time. And with your team working from home now, you face greater risk. Cyber-criminals are constantly working to find soft spots or weak links in your organization to exploit. And hackers study human behavior and are good at manipulation. When everyone first started working from … Is Your Remote Team Sufficiently Cyber-Security Savvy?