Now that the FFIEC's updated online authentication guidance is out, banking institutions need to move forward in preparation for 2012 compliance, says Julie McNelley, banking fraud analyst for Aite Group.
So far, 66 banks and credit unions have failed in 2011. In comparison, 100 institutions had failed by this time in 2010. The FDIC's 'Problem Institutions' list also shows signs of leveling off for the first time since 2008.
As more criminals target branch ATMs, industry experts wonder if links to insider fraud might not be to blame. Recent brazen attacks prove even in a bank or credit union lobby, ATM skimming can strike.
"I think we'll see some additional investments in fraud prevention tools as a result, and it could be EMV tokens or neural networks," says Jim Schlegel of ACI Worldwide, following the Fed's move on debit interchange fees.
The Fed's ruling on interchange cuts mandated by the Durbin Amendment will aid fraud prevention and could accelerate a move to chip-based payments, says Randy Vanderhoof, director of the Smart Card Alliance.
Jeff Kopchik of the FDIC says too much emphasis on what's "missing" from the FFIEC's new guidance detracts from regulators' intent: providing financial institutions with a guideline for securing online transactions.