A2's Latest Content on Fraud & Risk
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Cloud Analytics End Small Business Loans Drought
Kishore Jethanandani  
3/19/2015   7 comments
Cloud-based credit reviews of small businesses have opened the door to new lending opportunities from the non-bank investment sector.
 Secure Your Big Data in the Cloud
Digital Audio  
2/26/2015   114 comments
Learn about trusting the cloud as a home for big data applications, best practices that you and your provide should follow.
Analytics Claim Some Anti-Fraud Victories
James M. Connolly  
2/20/2015   8 comments
Big data and analytics initiatives in and around government are making some proof-of-concept gains in the fight against government fraud.
TSA: Data Alone Won't Fix a Broken System
James M. Connolly  
2/17/2015   11 comments
TSA has put on hold its plans to expand the PreCheck system, which makes sense considering how many flaws there are in the existing operation.
Clouds Clearing?
Quick Poll  
1/29/2015   3 comments
Data Governance Takes a Cross-Industry First Step
James M. Connolly  
1/29/2015   20 comments
Industry leaders Hortonworks, SAS, Aetna, Merck, and Target have launched an initiative for an open-source data governance platform.
Big Data, Privacy & a Good Night's Sleep
James M. Connolly  
12/9/2014   7 comments
A simple list of common threats puts data privacy into perspective.
No Happy Holiday for Hackers: 5 Steps Retailers Must Take to Beef Up Cyber Security
Anne-Lindsay Beall  
12/3/2014   Post a comment
Going into the holidays, what can retailers do to beef up cyber security and regain consumer trust?
Where Big Data is a Little Overdue
James M. Connolly  
12/1/2014   8 comments
Banks are using big data analytics to keep pace with unethical traders who, in a way, are going off the grid.
States Find ROI in Fighting Fraud With Big Data
James M. Connolly  
11/21/2014   36 comments
Examples in several states show how big data analytics can put a dent in fraudulent schemes such as fake tax returns and unemployment claims.
MBA vs. MQF: Analytics Makers vs. the Takers?
Matthew Brodsky  
11/21/2014   20 comments
A look at a quant-focused finance program at Rutgers raises the question of what role grads with an MQF will play in the corporate world.
A Glimpse Into PBLS: Schmidt on Analytics & Cyber Security
James M. Connolly  
11/3/2014   Post a comment
Former federal cyber security czar Howard Schmidt spoke with SAS customers about the role of analytics in defending networks.
Cool Data From the Desert
James M. Connolly  
10/29/2014   25 comments
Some fun facts and numbers kept popping up during the three big SAS-related events in Las Vegas last week.
Cybercrimes & Data Breaches: The New Normal?
Anne-Lindsay Beall  
10/16/2014   Post a comment
It's time for a new approach -- one based on analytics -- to combating cybercriminals.
Analytics Goes on Guard Duty
James M. Connolly  
10/7/2014   2 comments
Behind the scenes, analytics can make the difference in defending corporate data from attacks.
Analytics Brings Science to Sports Betting
James M. Connolly  
10/1/2014   22 comments
Swish Analytics reports that it's off to a good start with algorithm-based predictions on basketball and football games.
Real-World Analytics Team Building (Times 4)
Matthew Brodsky  
9/22/2014   28 comments
Matthew Brodsky takes a look at the book Real-World Analytics and chats with the author about team building.
Mapping 206 Hospitals in 29 States!
Robert Allison  
8/21/2014   Post a comment
Blogger Robert Allison uses SAS to map 206 community hospitals whose systems have been hacked.
8 Data Books for Your Learning Pleasure
Beth Schultz  
8/5/2014   6 comments
Our latest look at the world of analytics reading takes us from bank fraud to statistical know-how.
IT Security: Put Analytics to Work
James M. Connolly  
7/28/2014   14 comments
A report shows that a cross-agency federal IT security initiative is stalled by skills and budget issues, with information not getting into the hands of the people who can do something with it.
Detecting Fraud With Voice Analytics
Ariella Brown  
7/8/2014   32 comments
A new service alerts contact center reps to possible fraud activity by listening in on customer calls.
3 Nagging Doubts About Big Data
Michael Steinhart  
6/26/2014   22 comments
A new series of blogs on the Kaspersky Business site highlights some of the problems with current applications of big-data analytics.
Look to Risk Modeling for Best Analytics Practices
Beth Schultz  
5/21/2014   8 comments
The lessons learned in risk management modeling are transferable to marketing analytics and fraud protection, says data consultant and author Bart Baesens.
A2 Book Review: Analytics in a Big Data World
Beth Schultz  
5/20/2014   10 comments
Bart Baesens, an internationally known data consultant and professor, blends a state-of-the-art scientific approach with a clear practitioner focus in his book for business people who need to understand analytical modeling and its challenges.
Visual Statistics Models Instantly in Memory
Michael Steinhart  
5/13/2014   10 comments
SAS Visual Statistics leverages the latest in-memory processing technology to deliver faster, more accurate, more productive analytics.
Model Deployment: Bridging the Analytics/IT Divide
Michael Steinhart  
5/1/2014   10 comments
The need for real-time customer support and responsive business practices is driving financial service firms to improve their analytics model deployment processes.
Board Mandate: Build a Culture of Risk Awareness
Beth Schultz  
5/1/2014   12 comments
A culture of risk awareness is a must at companies that desire to reduce decision biases around business risk.
How Analytics Could Stanch Heartbleed
Beth Schultz  
4/16/2014   6 comments
Critical in stopping a bug like Heartbleed is the ability to analyze underlying data and discover behavioral discrepancies.
SAS Pitches Modernization Story
Beth Schultz  
3/24/2014   3 comments
Top SAS executives kick off the SAS Global Forum user and executive conferences with a theme of modernization.
US Credit Cards Overdue for Upgrade
Maryam Donnelly  
3/14/2014   4 comments
PINs, chips, or fingerprints, the credit card evolution is becoming a necessity.
In-Memory Analytics Goes Postal
Michael Steinhart  
3/4/2014   16 comments
The US Postal Service stores a 16TB database in memory for rapid scanning of a half-billion pieces of mail each day.
Are Risk Management & Agile Operations Compatible?
Leo Sadovy  
2/20/2014   Post a comment
A recent roundtable discussion explores the intersection of agile business practices with thorough risk management and scenario analysis.
Out of the Breach & Into Improved Data Security
Beth Schultz  
2/6/2014   23 comments
Chip-enabled smart cards and big data analytics grow in importance for protecting against data breaches and privacy intrusions.
Analytics for Banking Regulation Compliance
Michael Steinhart  
1/7/2014   1 comment
Capgemini Senior Manager Rex Pruitt explains how analytics help financial institutions forecast loan risk and meet federal reporting requirements.
Gartner: 4 Big-Data Predictions
Michael Steinhart  
12/16/2013   29 comments
Industry analysts see big things ahead as business intelligence tools are made accessible to end users, but confusion around big data will hamper growth.
Cybercrime: Dark Side of the Digital World
Waynette Tubbs  
12/12/2013   3 comments
A new report highlights the risks and pain points that banks face when dealing with cyberthreats.
Survey: Strong Push for Visual Analytics
Michael Steinhart  
12/11/2013   23 comments
A new report shows that companies using business intelligence and analytics tools want them to be easier to use, and they want more visualization options.
Interns Help Mind the Talent Gap
Michael Steinhart  
11/8/2013   21 comments
The Irish Revenue service utilizes graduate-level interns to help incubate new ideas and test potential methodologies in its analytics department.
Why Fraud Programs Fall Short
Waynette Tubbs  
9/24/2013   13 comments
The banking industry is only now trying to pull together the cross-channel view of customers so crucial to fighting fraud effectively.
Data Dump: From Babies to Burglars
Beth Schultz  
9/20/2013   22 comments
This week's look at what's happening in the world of data takes us from neonatal units to burglary hotspots.
Cyber Security for the Mobile World
Waynette Tubbs  
8/19/2013   Post a comment
Cyber criminals are constantly reinventing their old tricks to exploit the weaknesses in these new technologies.
Broken Dreams & Big-Data Schemes
Noreen Seebacher  
8/6/2013   22 comments
Scam artists with access to big-data have found a whole new world of deception and profit.
The Dark Side of Data Visualization
Noreen Seebacher  
7/25/2013   11 comments
All technological inventions can potentially be abused, including data visualization.
The Checkered Life of Edward Snowden
Noreen Seebacher  
7/23/2013   39 comments
There's little agreement about the best way to describe whistleblower Edward Snowden.
What Threats Are Lurking in Your Network?
Noreen Seebacher  
6/11/2013   10 comments
You've gotta know how to protect yourself from increasingly sophisticated computer hackers.
The Creepy Things Secretly Watching You
Noreen Seebacher  
6/10/2013   20 comments
All that big-data you generate at home and work is more than a little interesting to cybercriminals.
Stopping Auto Claim Fraudsters In Their Tracks
Beth Schultz  
5/3/2013   12 comments
Social network analysis tools are one way to stop auto insurance fraudsters, quick and fast, one insurance consultant said.
Fraud Failure
Beth Schultz  
5/3/2013   2 comments
Insurance companies have no excuse not to be using advanced analytics in their fight against fraud.
Chase Gets High-Performance Analytics
Beth Schultz  
4/30/2013   16 comments
SAS High-Performance Analytics gives the financial services firm a much needed boost.
Say Hi to 'The Big-Data Guy'
Beth Schultz  
4/28/2013   14 comments
Short and snarky, but seriously on point, these three videos will help you deliver your big-data message.
How to Align IT & Business for Big-Data Success
Waynette Tubbs  
4/25/2013   Post a comment
Executives talk about getting IT and execs on the same page for analytics implementation.
All Analytics Readers Mistrust Fed Data
Noreen Seebacher  
4/2/2013   18 comments
A whopping 90 percent of All Analytics readers responding to our poll expressed at least some mistrust of federal government data.
Stop Playing Around With Weak Passwords
Noreen Seebacher  
3/18/2013   35 comments
A good password is easy to remember and hard to forget. But who selects a good password?
First Comes the Storm, Then the Relief Fraudsters
Beth Schultz  
2/21/2013   16 comments
Louisiana officials are targeting those suspected of defrauding the state's food stamp relief efforts from Hurricane Isaac.
Louisiana Pinpoints Food Stamp Fraudsters
Beth Schultz  
2/20/2013   40 comments
The state's social services agency uses GIS technology as part of its business intelligence system to find and fight SNAP fraudsters.

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When people know how much of their private data is being used, they are appalled. So we're just not telling them. Is that OK?
Booz Allen Hamilton's Ray Hensberger joins A2 Radio on Tuesday at 3 pm to show how innovative analytics applications used in sports can translate into success for many types of businesses.
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It Pays to Keep Insurance Fraud in Check
While 97% of insurers say that insurance fraud has increased or remained the same in the past two years, most of those companies report benefits from anti-fraud technology in limiting the impact of fraud, including higher quality referrals, the ability to uncover organized fraud, and improve efficiency for investigators.
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