2017 MRC Blog Posts

Singularity: Humanity 2.0

20 July 2017

"The Singularity" is talked about in abstract terms, couched in metaphor and treated as a science-fiction allegory. But what is it and why does it concern the top minds in the technology industry? The singularity is the idea that we may eventually create an artificial intelligence that is so intelligent that it supersedes us in every way, essentially replacing us - becoming "Humanity 2.0." And yes, this sounds like science-fiction. But is it?

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Cyberterrorism Make You #Wannacry?

13 July 2017

Despite taking control of data on approximately 200,000 computers across 150 countries early in 2017, the Wannacry ransomware attack is only estimated to have taken in $50,000. This highlights a chilling fact: cyberterrorism is everywhere and cybercriminals are willing to embark upon these missions for relatively low stakes.

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7 Things You Need to Know About Blockchains and the Internet of Things

06 July 2017

It is becoming harder and harder to ensure the security of the various devices you may have, in addition to the other not-so-obvious items which make up the Internet of Things (IoT for short). Thankfully, a solution proving to be a better way to keep your information safe is emerging: blockchain technology. Let's go over some of the specifics of this developing technology.

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Early and Mid-Summer MRC Webinars

17 June 2017

Learn about the webinars the MRC will be hosting in early and mid-summer which will cover a range of payments and risk topics.

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Fraudsters are Diversifying! Mitigate Threats Beyond Payment Fraud

17 May 2017

Customers' expectations are higher than ever. Businesses are under more pressure to deliver a fast, simple, and safe experience. And fraudsters are diversifying their tactics, looking for inventive new ways to cash out. How can businesses be prepared?

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MRC London 2017 Shatters Attendance Records! Find Out Why

17 May 2017

Over 600 people attended MRC's spring European conference in London, which offered attendees countless opportunities for discussions, networking and education over three days in late April.

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What Fortune 100 Companies Can Learn from Mr. Robot

29 March 2017

Frank Abagnale, MRC Vegas 2017 keynote speaker, said during his presentation that every data breach is the result of human error and that education is vital in preventing security incidents from occurring in the first place.

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Fighting Back: How E-Retailers Can Take Chargeback Prevention Into Their Own Hands

08 March 2017

Chargeback Gurus shares four tips online retailers can use to help prevent the growing losses posed by chargebacks.

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Fraud Attack Index Shows Nearly 80% Increase for Domestic Holiday Attacks

28 February 2017

The 2017 Fraud Attack Index comprehensively details the rate at which online fraud attacks increased throughout traditional retail verticals and provides an in-depth look at the reasons behind the changes over 2016.

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Ravelin Fraud Academy Podcast - Prioritising Fraud as a Fast-growing Startup

27 February 2017

Encountering fraud for the first time as a startup can be overwhelming. Ravelin CMO Gerry Carr sits down with Terry Runham, co-founder of Hailo, to discuss his experience and what they did to counter fraud attacks.

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