Online Security Risks for 2013

Now that the ball as dropped, the champagne has been put
away, and everyone is slowly making their way back in to the office, consumers
and business owners alike are asking themselves How can I make this the best
year yet? There is no doubting that 2013 will be another great year of
emerging technology and increased online and mobile usage. Experts and analysts
have made their predictions for the top
security risks in 2013
. All have mentioned mobile as a major concern for
the New Year, along with Trojans
and hacktivism. These are all concerns that have existed, but there has been a
different emphasis put on them in this day of age. As technology gets more
advanced, so does risk. The online fraud landscape is not a one-way street. As
businesses and consumers arm themselves, hackers and identity thieves get

So how can businesses and we, as individuals, prepare
ourselves? Perhaps its time that we all think that an analysts and even as a
hacker. Without a doubt any company in the mobile payments space needs to be
fully armed with a mobile
fraud prevention
plan prior to launching any type of new offering. In a
recent survey conducted on the top
mobile predictions
for 2013, mobile payments
was voted as the breakthrough category with mobile cloud services and m-commerce
not too far behind. While this is exciting, it also raises the issues of how
these companies plan to protect themselves using mobile
. And perhaps the best advice comes in the form a conundrum. As the
security leaders featured in the Bank Info Security interview stated, perhaps
we are our own worst enemies. An underlying problem to all of these risks is a
lack of awareness. The better we education our consumers, and ourselves the
more prepared we can be prevent online and mobile fraud in 2013. Dont get in
your own way this year and start the conversation today to safer business and
happier customers.



[Contributed by EVS Marketing]


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