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[Podcast] Giving Away Our Secrets? The Promise and Peril of White Hat Hacking

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 […]

Sift Science in 2017: By the Numbers

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 Problem with Static PII Identification

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 […]

Meet Lauren: the Expert of Account Executives

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 […]

Announcing Smart Collaboration in Queues: A better way to do manual review

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 […]

[Podcast] A Fintech Navigates the World of Fraud

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, […]

Confessions of a Fraud Analyst – Part 2

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 […]

Meet Aaron: the Aficionado of Account Management

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 12 Stats of Christmas

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 […]