Defensive Strategies: What Can We Learn From Sporting Tournaments Like The Six Nations Championship?

As one of the year’s most significant sporting tournaments draws to a close, we decided to reflect on what the technology world can glean from other environments when it comes to fighting the enemy. In other words, what can we learn from the stars of the #RBS6Nations in the critical defence against fraudsters?

At MYPINPAD we huddled our management team (or ‘head coaches’) to define a set of rules a financial institution, PSP or merchant could incorporate when strategising the best approach for protecting customer information and identity.

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Mobile is Key to Payment Security Woes

The promise of mobile commerce is a subject that we regularly cover in our blogs. The reason for this is quite simple. If current trends continue, it will become the dominant platform for digital commerce globally.

However, there remain significant barriers to universal adoption, especially around security concerns.

A poll carried out of US consumers earlier this summer showed that 64% of smartphone users not interested in making mobile payments said they didn’t want to store sensitive information on their phone, while 52% didn’t want to transmit such information to the merchant’s device.

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