Anyone who’s made a name for themselves as a professional knows how important being up-to-date with recent trends, strategies and case studies is. I feel that building and refreshing one’s knowledge capital is of even bigger significance if you’re a fraud-fighter safeguarding your organisation and the digital realm, given how volatile businesses are when it comes to fraud prevention. Diligent fraudsters are continuously educating themselves in order to find new ways to spoof your anti-fraud system and outmanoeuvre your fraud analyst’s or manager’s sixth sense. You simply can’t afford to stay behind. 2018 has just begun and it’s a perfect time to review your personal list of conferences, groups and sources that can help you gain knowledge on best practices in fraud detection and prevention as well as exchange experiences with other professionals. Today, we are sharing some of our suggestions, hoping you’ll find them just as interesting and handy as we do.
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Conferences and events
In order to keep your finger on the pulse, you need to actively seek knowledge sharing and networking opportunities. Browsing through endless lists of events can be time-consuming, but don’t worry! We know you’re busy and so we’ve compiled a list of events, conferences and webinars that will bring you closer to industry leaders and help you delve deeper into the challenges and innovations that make them tick. To make the choice easier for you, we’ve marked all the events that Nethone is attending!
MoneyLive (March 12-14, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
The event will revolve around opportunities and challenges in payments so it will offer you a bigger picture of the ecosystem and update you on the latest innovations in cybersecurity. It is one of the largest events of this kind so it comes with a wealth of knowledge and opportunities to network with merchants.
Secure World Boston 2018 (March 14-15, Boston, MA, the US)
A wonderful learning opportunity if you’re interested in threat research and want to meet cybersecurity evangelists. The topics range from ATO and multi-factor authentication to security challenges relevant to various parts of the world. Plus, it’s an affordable conference taking place across the US, not just Boston.
Payments Summit (March 14-15, the Hague, the Netherlands)
The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more. The American edition of the summit is worth attending as well!
BIG DATA & AI Congress ( April 18-19, Warsaw, Poland)
A unique, prestigious and well-established meeting bringing together key representatives representing the area of ideas, knowledge and technology of the largest national and global companies in all business sectors. The event creates a unique opportunity to confront and exchange experiences with experts dealing with this specific and extremely growing business – not only in the Big Data & AI area, but also in the domestic and international markets, the practical use of technology and solutions.
12th Annual Airline & Travel Payments Summit (April 24-26, Miami, the US)
Another great travel-oriented event. The conference breaks down into the Payments Track, and the Fraud Track. Don’t miss out on this one if you want to learn more about the latest trends and developments in CNP Fraud. It also offers you the chance to connect with the best content and the best contacts in the industry to get you ahead in the digital age.
PayExpo Americas (May 10-11, Mexico City, Mexico)
This event showcases products like how traditional banking bodies, transport authorities, merchants and fast-growing start-up communities are preparing for the micropayments society in the Banking, Insurance & Finance industry. An interesting take on how the Latin America handles fraud in payments.
Merchant Risk Council (May 14-16, Dublin, Ireland)
One of the largest events devoted to fraud prevention, which also facilitates collaboration between eCommerce payments and risk professionals. Additionally, MRS provides great resources including proprietary educational content, webinars, best practices, industry trends, benchmarking reports and whitepapers.
Fraud Force Europe (June 4-6, London, the UK)
The event invites professionals from the insurance, finance, retail, gaming, travel and community sectors to a discussion on fraud and the measures they employ to fight threats.
Money 20/20 (June 4-6, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Payments, AI, banking, retail & commerce, risk, security, fraud, data and analytics in one place – everything you need to keep up with the industry’s visionaries and innovators. Do not miss that one and… meet us there!
The 29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference (June 17-22, Las Vegas, the US)
The event brings the world’s largest network of top-notch anti-fraud professionals under one roof. It gives a good opportunity to boost your anti-fraud skills through learning from fraud-fighting experts.
eTail (June 19-21, London, the UK)
A unique caliber of retailers – from Europe’s biggest merchants to the world’s most exciting startups – attending and presenting will help you understand the nature of the business and its problems. It’s your place to get familiar with the industry disruptors.
Digital Travel Summit | Europe’s Travel eCommerce Conference (June 26-27, London, the UK)
Both the European, and the American edition of the Summit are worth attending if you’re a travel, hospitality or leisure executive and want to learn about fraud prevention. Plenty of inspirational case studies and small group sessions are the event’s key advantages.
E-commerce Paris – Paris Retail Week (September 10-12, Paris, France)
The event is attended by over 8000 professionals, each of whom brings loads of knowledge and experience to be shared. Secure transactions always make an important point on the agenda so that’s the right place to get to know all the European payments innovators.
IATA Global Fraud Prevention Event / World Financial Symposium (September 17-20, Madrid, Spain)
Here’s an aviation event tackling global airline financial issues. The symposium brings together all players within the Aviation Industry to look ahead and address what kind of decision and action that needs to be taken in order to sustain the airline financial health.
Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference (September, The Hague/Singapore)
The event brings together the top executives of cybercrime units from around the world in order to further strengthen their cooperation. Last year, the conference’s programme focused on the major 2017 cybercrime threats, their financial aspects as well as the current and emerging challenges.
Retail Global Ecommerce Conference (October 9-11, Las Vegas, the US)
Attending this conference should be top priority to anyone who wants to or already sells online. A thorough overview of the challenges and opportunities that merchants are faced with and a great platform to exchange knowledge on cybersecurity and fraud prevention.
Data Insight Leaders Summit (October 17-18, Barcelona, Spain)
If you’re passionate about fraud prevention, you know the value of data science and analytics. The Summit will give you a perfect chance to learn from the best as it is attended by representatives of Europe’s most forward-thinking companies.
International Fraud Risk Management (October / November, Warsaw, Poland)
A superbly insightful event if you’re based in or expanding across the CEE region. You will be able to participate in sessions and presentations attuned to the challenges that cause local fraud-busters to lose sleep.
Phocuswright Conference (November 13-15, Los Angeles, the US)
The conference will provide you with exclusive insights into market-changing technologies like the use of AI in the travel industry. It’s also a place where solution providers, travellers and the travel industry leaders meet.
Trustech 2018 (November 27-29, Cannes, France)
If you have an appetite for active debates on fraud prevention and management, this is your place to be. Apart from the highly interactive sessions, you will enjoy learning more about the latest tech trends like biometrics for authentication as well as innovations in payments, data protection and cybersecurity in general.
The above list wouldn’t be complete without:
Travel Fraud Prevention Meeting which was held on 20th February in London.
The theme of the 2018 event was “Getting ahead in a digital age” with a special focus on defeating fraudsters who are becoming more sophisticated in their endeavors to defraud the travel industry, which constitutes one of the most fraud-prone areas. Don’t miss it next year.
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The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) (40,721 members)
The group set up by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) – one of the largest anti-fraud organization in the world with more than 80,000 members and the premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.
Airline and Travel Industry Finance & Payment Professionals (1,553 members)
This group is dedicated to helping professionals in both airlines and the travel business discuss and debate all payment issues, including fraud.
Chargeback Forum (2,380 members)
Chargeback Forum is dedicated to an open line of communication, giving merchants, consumers and risk professionals the opportunity to talk about online trends, chargeback activity, fraud patterns and any number of other barriers to a successful online business.
Financial Crime Risk, Fraud and Security (49,114 members)
A group gathering international senior management professionals involved in Financial Crime Risk Management Fraud, AML, Due Diligence, Audit, Compliance, IT/IS Corporate Cyber eCrime Security Investigation, prevention and detection.
FRAUD (5,062 members)
A group dedicated to Fraud Professionals around the World.
Fraud Managers (2,582 members)
The aim of the group is networking and information sharing for anti-fraud professionals.
Fraud, Phishing and Financial Misdeeds (2,834 members)
A resource to educate people on identity theft. It also strives to educate the common person on the rapidly growing problem of crimes enabled by technology and the Internet.
Fraud Prevention and Cryptocurrency (9,569 members)
This is a group to discuss risk management, credit issues, fraud prevention, organized fraud, botnets, botmasters, cybercrime, KYC, AML, cryptocurrency, blockchain and other related issues.
Fraud Prevention Network (6,137 members)
A place for sharing ideas and best practices of how to minimize the risk of fraud at organizations.
Fraud Prevention Specialists (13,194 members)
This is a group for card fraud prevention professionals to expand our network of people and share ideas and solutions for preventing debit/credit/prepaid card fraud.
FRAUD WATCH (7,048 members)
Fraud Watch is an international newsletter covering all aspects of financial fraud, including legislation and regulatory changes, card fraud, mobile fraud, money laundering, counterfeiting, anti-terrorism, whistleblowing and internal fraud.
Payment, Fraud & Crypto Professionals (37,005 members)
This group is for payment, fraud prevention, risk management and security professionals in blockchain, cryptocurrency, eCommerce, mCommerce, merchant solutions, acquiring, card issuing and the overall payments market
Revenue Assurance Professionals (6,840 members)
This is a group for Revenue Assurance Professionals. One of its main goals is to exchange ideas and help revenue assurance professionals in solving common issues.
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Biometrics For eCommerce (23,133 members)
This is an independent biometrics group for LinkedIn professionals that are interested to learn more about the world of biometric technology including fingerprint, iris, retina, vein, palm, voice and facial recognition.
Combating Internal Fraud (4,170 members)
This group discuss the different Internal fraud risks and the best methods to combat them
Credit Card Professionals (59,624 members)
The group provides a facility for 50k+ executives that work, have worked or are associated to the payments industry to connect with each other and to exchange views.
Information Security (393,227 members)
One of the largest community of cybersecurity professionals in the industry. Covered topics include compliance, encryption, anti-virus, malware, cloud security, data protection, hacking, network security, virtualization, and more
Payments & Cards Network (36,690 members)
The source of the latest connections and happenings in the Payments & Cards World, including jobs, challenges, issues, news and more….
PaymentsSource | Discussion Group (1,292 members)
A group for payments professionals who need to stay on top of the news and trends shaping the payments landscape
Payments Experts (36,294 members)
A group gathering experts within the payments industry with expertise in Credit Card, Debit Card, Gift/Prepaid Card, ACH, Mobile, Chip & Pin, EMV, Contactless, NFC, Smart Cards, etc. The aim of the group is to encourage the sharing of knowledge, expertise and opportunities within the Payments industry.
Risk Managers (136,880 members)
This group is for Risk Managers to network and communicate, benefiting from each other’s knowledge and experience.
Telecom Fraud Management Professionals (3,001 members)
This group is for fraud management professionals in the telecommunications industry. The objective is networking, exchange of ideas and best practices, and sharing of the latest trends in telecom fraud management.
The Paypers (2,944 members)
This group as set up by ThePaypers – one of the leading sources of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment, fintech and ecommerce community.
Media and organizations
The Merchant Risk Council is the leading global trade association for eCommerce fraud and payments professionals. Established in 2000 by a small group of merchant professionals from leading consumer brands, its main goal is to improve eCommerce payments while supporting their organizations’ risk management efforts.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners bimonthly publication on white- collar crime and fraud examination techniques.
Loss Prevention magazine delivers news & authoritative insight on the LP industry, from the best loss prevention jobs to credit card fraud statistics to employee theft policies & more.
An independent voice generating original news, information, education and inspiration for and about the companies and people operating in the card not present space. The topics covered include, among others, payments, fraud and security.
Another great source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment community. Aimed at merchants, financial institutions, start-ups, payment professionals with a special focus on all major trends and developments in payments-related industries including online and mobile payments, online/mobile banking, cards, cross-border e-commerce, online fraud prevention innovations and the most significant trends in the e-identity space.
PaymentsJournal is an online information portal designed to keep payments and banking industry professionals informed through the daily delivery of the latest news, industry blogs, research, case studies, executive interviews and analyst insights. See their Fraud, Risk and Analytics section for the tips on how to stop payment fraud.
An independent membership community which serves the information and networking needs of fintech professionals worldwide. Finextra engages over 300,000 industry participants every month, covering senior executives in established banks and financial institutions, through to founders of new fintech startups. It provides a platform for its members to cover such topics like customer experience, payments, open banking, PSD2, MiFiD, security, data, APIs, blockchain or crypto currencies.
This B2B platform is the #1 site for the payments industry by traffic and the premier source of information about “what’s next” in payments. C-suite and VP level executives turn to it daily for these insights, making the PYMNTS.com audience the most valuable in the industry. It provides an interactive platform for companies to demonstrate thought leadership, popularize products and, most importantly, capture the mindshare of global decision-makers. It’s where the best minds and best content meet on the web.
Payment Week is a digital news platform that covers every corner of the payments industry, including fraud prevention and security. Founded by law experts in the field of money transmission – Payment Week keeps its subscribers ahead of the game with important news updates, insights, data, and analysis within the context of the payments industry.
Dark Reading is one of the most trusted online community for security professionals. A place for enterprise security staffers and decision-makers come to learn about new cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and technology trends, discuss potential defences against the latest attacks as well as key technologies and practices that may help protect their most sensitive data in the future.
Help Net Security is an independent site, focusing on information security since 1998. It explores a wide range of content and tackle technical security challenges, management issues and other concerns of importance to people working in every department of an organization.
InfoRiskToday is a multi-media website that provides news, opinions, education and other related content to assist senior executives and information security professionals as they navigate the increasingly challenging world of information security.
CSO serves enterprise security decision-makers and users with the critical information they need to stay ahead of evolving threats and defend against criminal cyberattacks. With incisive content that addresses all security disciplines from risk management to network defense to fraud and data loss prevention, CSO offers unparalleled depth and insight to support key decisions and investments for IT security professionals.
Infosecurity is the magazine dedicated to the strategy and technology of information security, delivering critical business and technical information for IT.
SecurityWeek provides news and columns from information security experts and is a source of information and insight to senior level information security executives, researchers and service providers. Its content and resources focus on security strategies, techniques, research and statistics. Other coverage includes online privacy and compliance, cybercrime, and other security trends.
Security Magazine Group serves professionals in the security industry. A place to discuss the latest industry news, regulations, and technologies.
Take a look at the following websites covering fraud-related topics including cybersecurity.
Latest retail news and trends focused on Customer Experience across all channels.
Chain Store Age is the provider of retail news and analysis for retail headquarters executives across all sectors of the industry, both in print and online. CSA reports on and analyzes trends and strategies in all areas of store operations and store development, including technology, marketing, human resources, finance, store design & construction, facilities management and real estate.
News and analysis for retail executives. We cover topics like retail tech, marketing, e-commerce, logistics, in-store operations, corporate retail news, and more.
Multichannel Merchant delivers research as well as in-depth analysis of trends and best practices, news, tactical/how-to, executive summaries, technology and supplier comparisons, tip sheets and resource information to help companies sell and deliver products wherever and whenever the customer wants them – at home, work, store or other locations.
The WIRED conversation illuminates how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. The breakthroughs and innovations that we uncover lead to new ways of thinking, new connections, and new industries.
Inc., the magazine for growing companies, delivers real solutions for today’s innovative business builders. With information and advice covering virtually every business and management task, including marketing, sales, finding capital and managing people, Inc. helps business owners and CEOs start, run and grow their businesses.
Latest news, world news, sports, business, opinion, analysis and reviews.
ZDNet delivers 24/7 news coverage and analysis on the trends, technologies and opportunities that matter to IT professionals and decision makers.
Digital magazine and website for IT professionals
Last but not least, don’t forget to follow Nethone in social media (Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook) for your daily dose of important news on fraud prevention and our blog for useful knowledge on how to fight fraud more effectively.
Is something missing? Would you like to share your recommendations with us? We can’t wait to hear them! Write to [email protected] and let us know.
At Nethone, Hubert is responsible for creating and operationalizing the company’s go-to-market strategy, coordination of key business development projects and building relationships with all stakeholders.