Lynn Strand

Lynn Strand's blog

With over 20 years experience in the security industry, Lynn has a deep understanding of fraud prevention, security technology, and SaaS solutions.


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Tips from “Professional Growth in Cybersecurity–From a Woman’s Lens”

If you were at RSA Conference last week, you heard over and over again the rallying cry for encouraging diversity in hiring and promotion in the security industry. In his keynote address, John Stewart from Cisco said that if we…

Lynn Strand
Lynn Strand Apr 23, 2018

Women in Cybersecurity FI

Join Me for “Professional Growth in Cybersecurity–From a Woman’s Lens” @RSAC

Women in today’s cybersecurity industry are breaking cultural and gender gaps in this male-dominated field. If you’re a woman in this industry, you are likely keenly aware of the challenges we face, which have also been well reported in the…

Lynn Strand
Lynn Strand Apr 14, 2018

adding new data feeds for fraud prevention

Piece of Cake! Adding New Data Feeds Should be Easy, Not a Technical Hurdle

Adding a data feed to your organization can dramatically reduce costs and time – making it a business decision, not a technical decision.   Today, organizations analyze information using data modeling techniques that support critical business functions. As business needs…

Lynn Strand
Lynn Strand Apr 10, 2018

Our Series A Investment in Simility

Today we’re excited to share our Series A investment in Simility, the most advanced online fraud-detection platform on the market today. We first met Simility CEO and co-founder, Rahul Pangam and his co-founders, Uttam and Kedar, when we led their seed investment in 2015. Even before…

Lynn Strand
Lynn Strand Dec 12, 2017

Simility Employees Rejoice in New Funding Round

ROCKET FUEL: $17.5M funding round for Simility is great growth news! Rahul Pangam CEO and Co-Founder Today we announced our latest funding round of $17.5M to keep pace with explosive company growth. In a very short time, Simility has come…

Lynn Strand
Lynn Strand

Simility Secures $17.5M in Latest Funding as Company Experiences Explosive Growth

Latest Funding Round Led By Accel with Participation from PayPal, Will Expand Global Operations to Meet Industry Demand for Enterprise Fraud Prevention Solution PALO ALTO, Calif. – December 12, 2017 – Simility, provider of a machine learning–powered adaptive fraud prevention…

Lynn Strand
Lynn Strand

How to Detect Fraud in an Omnichannel Banking Environment

As you are aware, banking customers today, especially mobile users, increasingly expect convenient access across channels, whether that means smartphone, tablet, browser, interacting with call centers, or even the old-fashioned approach of dropping by the branch. But did you know……

Lynn Strand
Lynn Strand Nov 15, 2017

So Many Job Openings—So Few Security Analysts

Can smarter technology and wickedly smart data-scientist-as-a-service be part of the answer? Cybercrime is growing at astonishing rates, but the worldwide shortage of skilled security professionals makes it difficult for businesses to acquire the resources to adequately defend themselves. How…

Lynn Strand
Lynn Strand Aug 29, 2017

Stopping Mobile Remote Check Deposit Fraud: Old-School Problem Opens Up To Cross-Channel Risk With Mobile

It’s hard to believe, but even though the annual number of check payments keeps falling, check fraud is actually rising! Up from 71 percent in 2015, 75 percent of organizations in 2016 experienced check fraud, according to the 2017 AFP…

Lynn Strand
Lynn Strand Aug 03, 2017

Fishing the Data Lake? Consider Using a Smarter Net

“Beats me, but for some reason organizations think that they can build A SECURITY DATA LAKE and/or their own CUSTOM BIG DATA SECURITY ANALYTICS tools. Let me tell you what will happen – it will FAIL.” Gartner Blog Network Those…

Lynn Strand
Lynn Strand Jul 21, 2017