Money 20/20, Identity verification, KYC, AI

Fewer humans, more collaboration, better UX: The future of AI for identity verification

Posted by Socure on Nov 19, 2018

Socure Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Sunil Madhu joined Arif Ahmed, SVP of emerging payments and technological innovation at U.S. Bank, and Frank Villavicencio, CPO for access and identity at ADP, onstage at this year’s Money20/20 to discuss AI’s role and future in identity verification and customer experience. The panel was moderated by Dan Rosen, founder and general partner of Commerce Ventures.

Identity verification, socure, Credit bureau, Millennials, Fraud, Identity theft

How to improve end-to-end customer life-cycle management through data science

Posted by Socure on Oct 2, 2018

In today’s digital world, identity verification is becoming increasingly important as the threat of identity fraud continues to grow. In 2017, there were more than 1,200 data breaches, with more than 2 billion separate identities stolen. Already in the first half of 2018, identity theft and synthetic identity attacks have more than doubled from Q4 of 2017. Traditional identity verification uses static rules and linear models applied to credit bureau data, which is often stale and easily accessible to fraudsters because, if we’re being honest, your birthday, Social Security number, and mother’s maiden name have already most likely been leaked in some previous data breach. So with these kinds of numbers, it’s clear that companies must rethink how best to originate user accounts online and develop new approaches for verifying their users. 

Identity verification, Manual Review

Busting 4 Identity Verification Myths

Posted by George Tubin on Jul 23, 2018

The traditional methods of identity verification—for instance when a customer wants to open a new bank account or start doing business with a new institution— are, unfortunately, stale. They just don’t work anymore. Part of the problem is that the data the traditional identity verification providers - the credit bureaus - use to verify users is the same identity data that gets stolen in breach after breach. How does it make sense to use social security numbers, addresses, and birthdays to verify an identity when that same information can be easily bought on the black market? The truth is, it doesn’t.

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