ACUANT BLOG

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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How Fintechs Can Protect Data Privacy During Onboarding

Approximately 149 million Americans don’t think companies do enough to safeguard their information. Overcoming this consumer skepticism with a secure and consent-based data collection policy will be instrumental for fintechs when onboarding new and repeat customers. Acuant and IDology attended...

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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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Privacy in the Era of Health Passports

As travel, both foreign and domestic, picks back up and the world returns to pre-pandemic work and life, governments around the world are grappling with how to address the influx of travelers and people getting back into their daily routines,...

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Acuant and Airside Partner to Bring Safe Sharing of Verified Digital Identities

We have all experienced a growing reliance on remote services and digital technology that was sped up by the pandemic. From electronic payments to mobile orders for groceries to telehealth visits, our comfort level with taking care of business from...

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Is It Time to Ditch Passwords Once and for All?

Speed and security have become of paramount importance for any business dealing with customer data. Customers want to be able to access their accounts and services as soon as possible, but they expect their information to remain safe and secure...

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Introducing My Digital ID from Acuant | Debuting in Microsoft Azure AD Verifiable Credentials

Verify Once, Use Everywhere As announced at Ignite, Microsoft is breaking ground to introduce verifiable credentials in Azure Active Directory, encouraging the adoption of a Zero Trust approach in the wake of today’s increasing fraud landscape. Acuant was chosen as...

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Would Identity Verification Make Social Media Safer?

As people have become even more connected online, social media usage has continued to rise and play a wider role in our everyday lives. When used right, social media is an incredible form of communication and can be a force...

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How Much Is Your Data Worth on the Dark Web?

Much of what you’ll find on the dark web gives it its shadowy reputation; the majority of dark websites are used for criminal activities, primarily drugs and finance. Shopping for illicit material is very different to popping down to your...

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The Response to Fraud in 2020

Fraud is on the rise globally and fraudsters are continually developing new ways to attack businesses and customers. Millions of people are affected by fraud every year and it is estimated that in 2019, criminals made $4.2 trillion from fraudulent...

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