[Podcast] Cryptocurrency: An Uncharted Fraud Frontier

Of all the tech buzzwords to catch the public eye, “cryptocurrency” might be the least understood. Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are digital assets that are underpinned by cryptography. Like any traditional currencies, cryptocurrencies’ value fluctuates with the market. Unlike traditional currencies, cryptocurrencies are unregulated. Everyone knows that cryptocurrency could change the way we transact online, but […]

[Podcast] Trust & Safety in the Era of Machine Learning

Sift Science CTO Fred Sadaghiani is no stranger to cutting-edge technology. He thrives in environments where he can solve hard, fun, meaningful problems. At Sift Science, that means fighting fraud and fostering trust with the power of machine learning (ML). But Sift Science isn’t the only company using ML. In fact, ML seems to be […]

[Podcast] Valentine’s Day Special: Fairytales & Fraud with a Zoosk VP

Love is in the air…and on the internet. Over the past five years, the number of people who use online dating sites to meet potential partners has increased threefold. But star-crossed lovers aren’t the only people flocking to dating sites; fraudsters are too.   On this special Valentine’s Day episode, we’re sitting down with Sejal […]

[Podcast] Interview with Sift Science CTO Fred Sadaghiani

Technology moves fast, and Fred Sadaghiani has always kept pace with it. Fred thrives in environments where he can solve hard, fun, meaningful problems. This drive has led him to startups like TeachStreet, to behemoths like Amazon — and now to Sift Science, where Fred is CTO. At Sift Science, Fred spearheads the development of […]

[Podcast] One Size Fits None: Risk-Based Fraud Fighting

Fraudsters are constantly innovating, which pushes online fraud and security experts to do the same. But according to Robert Lee, a fraud expert with experience at Twitter and Amazon, fraud fighters are over-relying on a “one size fits all” approach. The result? Websites aren’t safe, data breaches are constant, and account takeover is on the […]

[Podcast] Chocodiles and Chargebacks: Stories from Veteran Fraud-Fighters

Being a fraud analyst is a high-stakes job, often punctuated by strange twists and turns. How do analysts navigate the fast-paced world of online fraud? What challenges do they face? And what on earth do chocodiles have to do with it? In this episode, we sit down with two veteran fraud fighters: Michelle Arguelles and […]

Powered by Interns! Six Interns Reflect on Their Summer at Sift Science

At Sift Science, interns have been an integral part of our company’s culture and growth. So it’s no secret that we’ve been working tirelessly to build a valuable engineering internship program. Our team is committed to building a program that fosters a culture of mentorship, transparency, and collaboration. Having an internship program isn’t just about […]

Sharing is Caring: Making the Most of Business Conferences

As Patreon is growing as a company, I’ve recently started to grow my team. Because of that, I’ve also started attending fraud prevention conferences. Since I’m still a newbie when it comes to starting a team from scratch, I wanted to learn all the tools that will help me and my future team be successful! […]

4 Things We Learned from our Q&A with Fintech Pioneer Max Levchin

Max Levchin recently came to Sift Science to share stories about his personal and professional experiences – from his early days hauling his desktop computer around in his car as he drove from city to city to pitch investors, to his eventual success as the co-founder of PayPal. Max is now the CEO of digital […]

Balancing Value & Complexity: Q&A on the Internet of Things with Don Pancoe

When you think “revolutionary,” an air conditioner is probably not the first thing that comes to mind – but Noria is just that. As part of the growing trend of IoT (internet of things) home devices, Noria has to balance consumer safety with convenience. Noria features innovative controls and an app for Android or iOS. […]