What is a Risk-Based Approach to AML?

Money laundering, the depositing or transferring of funds that come from illicit activity, is a global and growing problem. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that the amount of money laundered annually from criminal activities worldwide...


3 Tips to Win Over Consumers this Holiday Season

Shoppers aren’t letting price bumps and out-of-stock messages get them down. Instead, they are making the holidays all about quality experiences—whether it’s in person, purely digital or a hybrid. This holiday season will be no exception to consumers’ demands for secure...


How to Meet Consumer Demand for Secure and Convenient Digital Experiences

This is a guest post from IDology. Read on to get a preview of their new Annual Consumer Digital Identity Study and to view their new infographic. Data from a recent IDology study shows consumers want both and, with the...


PACE Protocol Now Supported in Acuant Ozone® for NFC-based Identity Verification

Accurately and securely validating physical and digital identity documents is critical, especially when it comes to border crossings and onboarding for financial institutions. Today, more identity documents are being scanned in a mobile environment, so having effective data protection measures...


KYC Challenges in Digital Environments: Part 1

Amidst evolving regulations and the continued rapid adoption of a digital landscape—digital banking included—many financial organizations still face challenges when it comes to bridging the gap between their brick-and-mortar operations and the newer digital channels. The Challenges of Digital KYC...


Keeping Students Safe with Visitor Management Technology

With back-to-school now a reality for millions of students, parents, teachers and school administrators, foot traffic on school campuses is again becoming a daily occurrence for public and private K-12 schools in the United States. With student safety a top...


Synthetic Identity Fraud: A Costly Challenge

Read an excerpt of our newest eBook, Synthetic Identity Fraud: A Costly Challenge, below. Real-life scammers continue to come up with creative ways to commit crimes, notably in the financial services arena. This is especially true with schemes like synthetic...


How Businesses Can Fight The Growing Threat Of Synthetic Identity Fraud

Glenn Larson is the Chief Technology Officer of Document & Biometrics at GBG (Acuant & IDology) and a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives. Read his article for the Forbes...


Acuant Compliance Sanctions Update 8.8.22: US Treasury Sanctions Virtual Currency Mixer Tornado Cash

On August 8th, the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added Ethereum mixer Tornado Cash and 40 unique cryptocurrency addresses to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. According to the press release, Tornado Cash was used to launder...


Finding the Right Level of KYC for Online Gaming & Gambling

Knowing your ideal customer is one of the most fundamental aspects of any business, but for those in the gaming and gambling sectors, it’s a regulatory requirement. The global regulatory landscape is diverse, and businesses must keep up with developing...


Acuant Compliance Sanctions Update 7.27.22: The Russia-Ukraine Crisis

It’s been a little over four months since the start of the war, but Russia’s attack on Ukraine has persisted. As part of efforts to stop the aggression, the West continues to introduce and expand sanctions against Russia. To learn...


IACSP Interview with Acuant’s Paul Townsend, CISSP

Originally published in the June 2022 issue of IACSP. "In a new interview we speak with digital identity expert Paul Townsend, CISSP of Acuant, a GBG company. Here we discuss the key changes to the fraud landscape impacting US government...

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