2018 MRC Blog Posts
A Look at the Evolution of MRC Vegas
December 18, 2018
Tom Donlea, Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships at Whitepages Pro and former Executive Director of the Merchant Risk Council, reminisces about his first MRC Vegas conference and what the early years were like.
Snapshot of the Payment Industry in 2018
July 25, 2018
The payment industry is helping motivate merchants look for new ways to create seamless and personalized experiences for consumers. Merchants have access to more user data than ever before; it is this data that is the new currency which needs to be available but protected.
The Road to PSD2 -- Reducing Fraud and Protecting the Customer Experience
July 12, 2018
Online retailers are under pressure to reduce fraud while offering frictionless transactions. PSD2 is helping lay the framework to protect customers, reduce fraud, and offer the best possible shopping experience. Find PSD2 best practices, including discussion on strong customer authentication (SCA) and transaction risk analysis (TRA), in this post by J.P. Morgan.
Financial Impacts of Cybercrime
June 20, 2018
Cybercrime has become the new normal and is greatly affecting the financial industry. It also continues to cause serious financial impact to economies as a whole.
Bitcoin Price Manipulation? What's Going On?
June 08, 2018
Bitcoin has been in the news a lot recently. Among the latest issues surrounding it are allegations of price manipulation, and the U.S. Justice Department is taking notice.
Why Isn't Cryptocurrency Mainstream Yet?
May 24, 2018
Although there have been some fluctuations in pricing, and there have been some thefts, cryptocurrency is still a hot commodity for investors looking for the "next big thing."
The Newest Members of the J-CAT Cybercrime Task Force
April 27, 2018
As the Dutch take center stage as the new head of the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce, there are a number of developments. Find out which countries were accepted as new full-time members and learn more about this unique law enforcement partnership.
Circumventing Fraud Trends in 2018
April 12, 2018
Businesses constantly need to consider new ways of protecting their systems to combat fraud. Conquering the old trends while understanding the new trends will assist businesses in successfully combating cyber fraud throughout the year.
Cryptomining Scams Continuously Steal Millions
March 29, 2018
There are a few active cryptomining groups that all have their own techniques for infiltrating computers. This raises the question of how organizations are protecting their networks, informing employees of how these attackers work, and what is being done to hinder their attempts.
Cybersecurity Challenges Plaguing the Financial Sector
March 07, 2018
Cyberthreats and data breaches continue to dominate the way the financial industry handles transactions. Knowing what to look for, and how to reduce your risk is key. Read about the five top challenges affecting the market.