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Fight back: Preventing Account Takeover Attacks

Presented by:
Featuring: Julie Conroy, Aite Group  and Jeff Wixted, Accertify

About The Webinar

Data breaches occur daily. You see it daily in the news. According to 471 Million records have been breached in 2018 alone; 10Billion records since 2005. And these are just the reported data breaches.  As a result, account origination and account takeover attacks are on the rise and becoming more and more sophisticated. It is incredibly difficult to truly know your customer tell the difference between them and a fraudster.

The large amount of breached data has contributed to the automation of attacks which makes it easier for fraudsters to execute large scale coordinated attacks that can results in massive losses. Advancements in machine learning and user behavior analytics can greatly help merchants fight back but understanding how and when to best use these powerful tools can be complicated.

It is imperative to understand what account takeover attacks look like in 2018, the warning signs and best practices to prevent these attacks.

Julie Conroy, research director from Aite Group and Jeff Wixted, vice president of product from Accertify understand the ins and outs of these emerging threats and will:

  • Provide attendees an overview of Aite Group’s latest research on ecommerce account takeover attacks

  • Discuss the latest attack techniques – complex phishing attacks are no longer the only threat. There are several new regulations and government procedures that can actually contribute to the sophistication of these new attack vectors.

  • Demonstrate best practices for stopping these attacks, showcase what the largest merchants are doing to fight back to protect their customers and their brand.

As Research Director of Aite Group’s Retail Banking & Payments practice, Julie Conroy covers fraud, data security, and anti-money laundering issues. She has more than a decade of hands-on product management experience working with financial institutions, payments processors, and risk management companies, including a number of years leading the product team at Early Warning Services. Julie is often quoted in numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, U.S News and World Report, American Banker, and the New York Times. Julie is fluent in Spanish and holds an M.A. in International Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a B.A. in Business Administration from the Michigan State University Honors College.

Julie Conroy

Research Director, Aite Group 

Register for the Webinar
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm GMT
Duration: 45 min
Upon approval, an email with the details on how to join the live event will be sent within 
3 business days.


Jeff Wixted

VP Product & Operations, Accertify

Jeff Wixted is responsible for leading the company’s product strategy and roadmap, driving efficient integration capabilities and solution optimization practices and enabling our client’s flexibility and cost savings through use of our in-house team of risk experts. Prior to this role, Jeff was the Director of Sales Engineering responsible for leading a global team to present, position, and consultatively sell Accertify’s fraud, chargeback management and payment gateway solutions. Prior to joining Accertify, Jeff primarily focused on building and leading pre-sales and professional services teams in the enterprise ecommerce software space. Jeff received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida.

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