Card fraud within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) increased in 2012 for the first time since 2008, driven mainly by higher internet fraud. The third report on card fraud, published by the European Central Bank (ECB), finds that more efforts will be required to ensure the security of online card payments as internet purchases continue to grow. At the same time, fraud as a share of the total value of transactions remained below the levels recorded between 2008 and 2010.
Insights Report “NFC applications beyond payment to boost adoption,” sheds a new light onto the development of NFC markets. Even if many analysts agree on the fact payment is not the only application to benefit from NFC technology, this Smart Insights Report focuses on all value added applications that are taking advantage of these newly available possibilities to develop new growth markets.
The EU’s cyber security agency ENISA has launched a new report looking at Cloud computing from a Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) perspective, and identifying that Cloud computing is critical given the concentration of users and data and its growing use in critical sectors, such as finance, health and insurance.