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Category: Phone Security Threats

May 9, 2013
Voice Biometrics Conference Panel: What You Can Learn From a Phone Call
Pindrop is sponsoring, exhibiting and speaking at the Voice Biometrics Conference in San Francisco this week. This morning, at 11:15am PST, Vijay Balasubramaniyan, CEO & CTO of Pindrop, will join a panel to discuss “What You Can Learn From a Phone Call”. Vijay will be joined by Voxeo’s Senior VP of Product Management, John Amein, and the…
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February 15, 2013
Startup Rally flexes Georgia and Atlanta’s entrepreneurial muscles
Pindrop Security is happy to be participating in Startup Rally – “a monumental celebration of Georgia’s entrepreneurial spirit that includes a startup exposition with over 100 startups exhibiting, a summer internship fair, and the launch of Startup Georgia, an entrepreneur-led, statewide initiative to promote the importance of startups as innovators and job creators that’s part…
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February 6, 2013
Complimentary RSA Pass courtesy of Pindrop
Get a FREE pass to the RSA Conference! The RSA conference is February 25-28 and we’re excited to be there. We’re nominated for two SC Magazine Awards and we’ll be on the show floor in booth #259 demo-ing our tech and having a lot of fun. Come meet us at our booth. Need a pass…
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November 7, 2012
Phone Fraud Round Up: Week of November 7, 2012
Fox Channel 4: Robo-calls scam Southwest Floridians into releasing banking info Victims are being scammed by automated phone calls (robocalls), saying it was someone from the power company.  The call tells the victim that they need to pay their bill or risk power being shut off (the caller ID shows the local utility).  Not knowing…
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October 26, 2012
Video: FTC Robocall Summit panel on Caller ID Spoofing
Pindrop Security CEO Vijay Balasubramaniyan spoke and joined a panel on Caller ID Spoofing at the FTC Robocall Summit on October 18. Visit the site for video of the session. Vijay takes the stage at 32:40.
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October 25, 2012
FS-ISAC Fall Summit 2012
Several of the Pindrop team spent the first part of this week at the FS-ISAC conference in Leesburg, VA. FS-ISAC (Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center) holds two summits a year, gathering the people responsible for running information security at the country’s largest financial institutions. It’s typically at an upscale resort that combines…
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October 23, 2012
Robocalls perpetuate phone fraud
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a competition this past week that challenges small businesses to discover an innovative solution that will block illegal robocalls on landlines and mobile phones.  The agency is offering a $50,000 prize to the team that presents the best technical solution.  The competition was launched because complaints to the government…
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October 19, 2012
The week that was, the week that will be
Pindrop had a great week. We participated in VentureAtlanta for the second time. Last year, we were there as an “Early Stage” company, which is a company looking for seed funding. That turned out well. This year, we were in the “Venture Spotlight” category. It was a great opportunity to meet with  technology leaders, potential customers and…
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October 5, 2012
Tech support phone scams
This week the Federal Trade Commission launched a major international crackdown on tech support scams.  Tech support scams are a niche phone fraud strategy used to trick consumers into believing their computer is infected with a virus or malware.  The caller (fraudster) spoofs the caller ID, claims they are with a legitimate company such as…
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October 2, 2012
Video: Secure Out of Band Verification demo at Finovate Fall 2012
In this video, Vijay Balasubramaniyan demonstrates Pindrop’ new secure out of band verification solution. The new solution allows banks to detect forwarded calls and prevent wire transfer fraud. “FFIEC Authentication Guidance recommends out-of-band methods to verify online (web-based) transactions as part of their layered security approach. Most banks use the phone to do this by…
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