ACUANT BLOG

Acuant Compliance Sanctions Update 3.7.22: The Russia-Ukraine Crisis

For previously imposed sanctions, read our introductory sanctions blog. Read on for some of the latest imposed sanctions. Current Snapshot of Sanctions as of 3.4.2022 United States: on March 3rd, the Biden administration announced new economic sanctions on eight Russian...

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The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: The Current State of Sanctions

There has been global outcry over Russia’s military attack on Ukraine in response to the already deadly Russian invasion. In efforts to end the assault by imposing political and economic pressure, numerous sanctions have been introduced by the United States,...

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The Importance of Adopting Automated KYC

More than 82% of Americans are using digital payments. Unsurprisingly, rapid digital growth has resulted in consumers having higher expectations and less patience—they expect a streamlined and fast onboarding experience that doesn’t compromise the security of their PII. But that’s...

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State of Fraud: Digital Growth, Increased Fraud & Rising Trends for 2022

67% of the global population now uses a mobile device. Whether it’s digital banking, telehealth or online gaming, companies are adapting their services to consumer demand. But with the expansion of digital comes the increased likelihood of fraud, especially with...

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5 Trends Impacting the Document Identification & Verification (ID&V) Market

The accelerating digital landscape has resulted in the rapid growth of digital services such as digital banking, telehealth and online marketplaces. With many businesses, particularly those in banking and financial services, serving more customers online, the importance of accurately verifying...

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The Top 6 GDPR Fines & The Importance of Data Privacy

In response to the continuous mishandling of consumer data by companies and the ongoing threat of cyberattacks and data breaches exposing people’s personally identifiable information (PII), legislative bodies around the world are placing a strong focus on the issues of...

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GBG’s Acquisition of Acuant Caps Banner Year of Record Growth

Mission Driven, the GBG Family is Stronger Together to Fight Fraud Globally The digital economy has been experiencing rapid growth; along with this growth comes increasing fraud. With sophisticated tactics for identity theft and other illicit activities, it’s more important...

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What does FedRAMP Authorization Mean & Why It Matters to Businesses Beyond Government Agencies

Identity verification solutions for federal governments have long been a necessity. However, the rampant fraud amidst the global pandemic, including Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud as a result (in part) of identity theft and synthetic identity fraud, has accelerated the...

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Cryptocurrencies and the Future of American Security

Acuant's Chief Product Officer, Jose Caldera, has been interviewed on the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights Podcast to talk about the role cryptocurrency plays in illicit financing. Read the article from Thomson Reuters below or read the original here. Listen to...

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The Imperative of Digital Webinar: The Importance of Rapid Transformation for FIs

At our recent webinar, Acuant’s Chief Product Officer Jose Caldera met with Aite-Novarica’s Head of Risk Insights & Advisory Julie Conroy to discuss the implications of the global pandemic on the rapid digital transformation of the financial industry and how...

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Onboarding for Online Gaming and Gambling

With people spending more time online than ever, industries are finding that having a strong online component of their business is critical to maintaining a competitive edge and not losing customers. In response to the digital acceleration and transformation of...

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Rising Ransomware Attacks Bring More Cryptocurrency Sanctions

As the popularity and adoption of cryptocurrency grows by individuals and certain governments—El Salvador, for example has adopted Bitcoin as legal tender—greater focus is being placed on regulating what the current chairman of the SEC considers to be the “wild...

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