A Review of the Best News of the Week on Identity Management & Web Fraud

Online Gaming Fraud and Other Threats to a Growing Industry (ThreatMetrix, Dec 27 2017)
…one in every 20 new account creations is fraudulent. And, automated bot attacks can account for around half of daily gaming and gambling traffic during periods of peak attacks.

GDPR Countdown – The View from Six Months Out (ForgeRock, Dec 26 2017)
The Christmas holiday marked the official six-month point until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018.

5 Digital Identity Trends to Look Out for in 2018 (ID.me Blog, Dec 22 2017)
1. Biometric and telecom operators replace credit bureaus, 2. Dawn of the bots, 3. A new type of Single Sign On provider, 4. Redefining the role of the SSN, 5. Biometric-based interfaces

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Experts Rail Against Internet Password ‘Organizers’ (Infosecurity Magazine, Dec 22 2017)
Yes, various retailers including Amazon, Etsy, and Blackwell’s are still selling the pocket-sized notebooks, advertised as being a “convenient place” to store all one’s online log-ins.

Making Mergers & Acquisitions Simpler: How to Avoid the Costs of AD Domain Consolidation (Okta, Dec 27 2017)
…a new white paper that covers a common challenge that many large enterprises face at some point in their lifetime – mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and the complicated IT processes that generally follow in their wake.

Enterprise Security Trends for 2018 (Axiomatics, Dec 28 2017)
Digital transformation and microservices made up the most impactful trends for the enterprise security industry in 2017, but what will have the biggest impact in 2018?