Are banks and credit unions focusing too much attention on authentication and not enough on layered security? In their efforts to conform to the FFIEC's updated Authentication Guidance, they could be missing the fraud-prevention mark.
How will Diane Ness and BITS help banks reduce fraud? As the new head of fraud-reduction programs for the technology division of the Financial Services Roundtable, Ness says education and communication about emerging threats will be a priority.
"Regulation drives spending," says George Tubin of GT Advisors. "You're in a situation where the regulators are telling you, 'You have to do something; you have to make improvements.' Therefore, the bank has to spend some money on technology."