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  • 2017 was a whirlwind year in just about every way imaginable. Online fraud was no exception! There were data breaches, the fight for net neutrality, the debates surrounding fake content, the Russian hacking scandal…and that’s not even scratching the surface. Let’s get some closure on last year and kickstart this one by taking stock of […] The post What happened in the world of fraud? appeared firs...

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  • This post is part of a bi-weekly series in which we get to know Sifties. Andrew Nelson is a senior enterprise strategy manager who has been with Sift Science for nine months. If he could only eat one food for the rest of his life it would be soup dumplings because really good ones are […] The post Meet Andrew: the Scholar of Strategy appeared first on Sift Science Blog.

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  • Being a fraud analyst is a high-stakes job, often punctuated by strange twists and turns. How do analysts navigate the fast-paced world of online fraud? What challenges do they face? And what on earth do chocodiles have to do with it? In this episode, we sit down with two veteran fraud fighters: Michelle Arguelles and […] The post [Podcast] Chocodiles and Chargebacks: Stories from Veteran Fraud-Fi...

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  • As more travelers research, arrange, and buy all aspects of their trips using a digital device, the onus is on travel companies to innovatively deliver standout experiences. However, if you’re a travel company that sells online, you’ve undoubtedly encountered the flip side of enabling convenient and engaging features like last-minute bookings and streamlined checkout. Fraud […] The post Fighting f...

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  • This post is part of a bi-weekly series in which we get to know Sifties. Jeff Watson is a business development representative (soon to be an account executive) who has been with Sift Science for 10 months. If he could eat only one food for the rest of his life, it would be Mexican food […] The post Meet Jeff: the Builder of Business Development appeared first on Sift Science Blog.

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  • What is some practical advice for women in tech from experienced leaders in the field? To find out, we hosted a STEMinist discussion at Sift Science where we invited four panelists to offer their advice. We brought together industry leaders from the social, hardware, and enterprise software industries to talk about how they’ve navigated their […] The post 4 Things We Learned at Our STEMinist Discu...

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  • Account takeover (ATO) is a growing threat faced by online businesses across industries – from social networks and e-commerce merchants to SaaS and professional services. But not every company even realizes ATO is a looming threat. Besides counting your company lucky for not making headlines, how do you measure whether ATO is a problem for your […] The post Calculating the Cost of Account Takeover...

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  • This post is part of a bi-weekly series in which we get to know Sifties. Samantha Cowan is a recruiter who has been with Sift Science for a year. If she could be any animal, it would be a black wild mustang because they’re so beautiful and free. What three traits define you? Loyalty Compassion […] The post Meet Samantha: the Ruler of Recruiting appeared first on Sift Science Blog.

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  • Account takeover (ATO) is on the rise across industries, leading to financial loss, community degradation, and brand damage. However, businesses can protect themselves and, more importantly, their customers by stopping unauthorized account access early on. That’s why we’re excited to announce updates to Decisions and Workflows that let you easily manage authentication policies and stop […] The pos...

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  • White hat hackers roam the internet in search of security vulnerabilities. Unlike their black hat counterparts, their goal isn’t to penetrate those vulnerabilities: it’s to make website and business owners aware of these dangerous loopholes. But Alex Rice, co-founder of bug bounty organization HackerOne, says that white hat hackers are playing a dangerous game. Without […] The post [Podcast] Givin...

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  • With another year under our belts, we at Sift Science are counting our blessings – from amazing and supportive customers to an ever-growing team, we’re proud to share all that we’ve accomplished in the past 12 months. Did you check out our webinars? How many newsletters did you see? Have you implemented our Android SDK […] The post Sift Science in 2017: By the Numbers appeared first on Sift Scienc...

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  • We’ve all been there. You’ve logged into this site a thousand times, but today there seems to be some doubt that you are who you say you are. None shall pass before answering some security questions. What’s your mother’s maiden name? What street do you live on? Companies must put these barriers in place because […] The post The Problem with Static PII Identification appeared first on Sift Science ...

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  • This post is part of a bi-weekly series in which we get to know Sifties. Lauren Shapiro is an account executive who has been with Sift Science for six months. If she could be any animal, she would be a cat because she feels an affinity to their temperament – she only wants attention when […] The post Meet Lauren: the Expert of Account Executives appeared first on Sift Science Blog.

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  • No fraud analyst is an island, and that can cause inefficiencies when multiple people work in a review queue. Today, we’re happy to announce Smart Collaboration features that will enable teams to work together seamlessly! Smart Collaboration builds on the Workflows and Queues functionality we launched last July. Now, analysts can claim queue items simply […] The post Announcing Smart Collaboration...

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  • Curve is a London-based fintech startup that’s out to revolutionize the way we make payments. But new technology creates a wealth of opportunity for consumers and fraudsters alike.  How does a small team prevent — and fight — new and innovative types of fraud? We sit down with Rona Ruthen, head of operations at Curve, […] The post [Podcast] A Fintech Navigates the World of Fraud appeared first on ...

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  • To succeed as a fraud analyst, you’ve got to be part Sherlock Holmes, part diplomat, and part Jedi. You’ve got to have a sharp mind and nerves of steel. When everything goes well, your company can win big. But when things go wrong…well, at least you’ll have a great story to tell! We asked some […] The post Confessions of a Fraud Analyst – Part 2 appeared first on Sift Science Blog.

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  • This post is part of a bi-weekly series in which we get to know Sifties. Aaron Ashworth is an account manager who has been with Sift Science for just shy of a year. If he could eat just one food for the rest of his life, it would be sandwiches — specifically club sandwiches. What […] The post Meet Aaron: the Aficionado of Account Management appeared first on Sift Science Blog.

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  • Whether you’re a fraud analyst or a fraudster (which we hope you’re not!), this is the busiest time of year. It can be hard to wrap your head around the magnitude of holiday e-commerce – let alone the fraud. How much stuff are people buying on their computers and phones? And how many of those […] The post The 12 Stats of Christmas appeared first on Sift Science Blog.

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  • As many of you know, building a trust & safety team isn’t easy. Our trust & safety expert Kevin Lee has helped walk us through it in the past, but there’s always more to learn! What if your team spans continents? What if you’re building from scratch? What if you’re dealing with a type of fraud […] The post [Podcast] How-To: Building an International, Dynamic Fraud Team appeared first on Sift Scien...

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  • You may have heard that account takeover (ATO) is on the rise for all types of companies, from e-commerce merchants to SaaS businesses. The first step to protecting your business is understanding the problem. Let’s take a look at why ATO is growing. What is account takeover? ATO, also known as account compromise, is just […] The post Account takeover: Protect your business from this emerging threa...

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  • More and more users are turning to mobile to make purchases, interact with online communities, and browse the web — and fraudsters are following suit. We launched our iOS and Android SDKs over the last year to help our customers fight mobile fraud. Customers who have integrated the SDKs have already seen many mobile-specific signals […] The post Introducing mobile locations for better fraud fighti...

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  • Last week, we unveiled the Sift Science Digital Trust Platform, a holistic way for online businesses to maximize their revenue while protecting themselves and their users from abuse. As part of this launch, we wanted to celebrate those who inspired and contributed to our journey as a digital trust company: our customers. During the day, we hosted […] The post Celebrating Digital Trust With Our Cus...

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  • This post is part of a weekly series in which we get to know Sifties. Sophie Saouma is a Solutions Engineer who has been with Sift Science for five months. If she could time travel anywhere, it would be the future, because she wants to see what advancements the world has made. What’s one thing […] The post Meet Sophie: the Scholar of Solutions Engineering appeared first on Sift Science Blog.

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  • Today, we’re excited to unveil the Sift Science Digital Trust Platform, a holistic way for online businesses to maximize their revenue with legitimate users while protecting both themselves and their customers from the ever-expanding attack vectors of fraud and abuse. Protecting digital businesses while enabling growth It’s never been more vital for online businesses to […] The post Introducing th...

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  • Chargebacks are a common problem — so common, in fact, that you may think there’s nothing new to say about them. But Denise Aptekar, senior director of global payments at Upwork, has reconceptualized friendly fraud in a way that just might change the way you see chargebacks. How should fraud and risk teams approach this […] The post [Podcast] Rethinking Chargebacks appeared first on Sift Science B...

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