Mike Russell
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mike Russell

Mike Russell is a content writer who focuses on issues related to online fraud prevention. Besides his work for industry news sites, Mike has spent over eights years as a copywriter producing case studies, whitepapers and other forms of marketing content for clients, including fraud solution providers. To see his portfolio go to his personal site.

DataVisor CEO Yinglian Xie on the Democratization of Online Fraud Prevention

Yinglian Xie co-founded DataVisor in 2013 after establishing a reputation as a highly regarded researcher, author, and conference contributor. Yinglian has over 10 years of experience in security, specializing in fighting large-scale attacks with AI and Big Data technologies. Recently, she spoke with About-Fraud about her vision for an internet...Readmore
Brett Johnson_on the Cybercriminal Mindset

Brett Johnson on the Cybercriminal Mindset

In the world of online fraud prevention, Brett Johnson sits in a category all his own. With support from his wife, sister, Karisse Hendrick, and the FBI, Mr. Johnson has synthesized a career that would have been unimaginable from inside of a 7.5-year prison sentence. Today, the man is still...Readmore
questions for machine learning

3 Questions to Ask During a Machine Learning Sales Pitch

To excel in fraud prevention requires approaching everything with skepticism. If you’re a top-notch fraud analyst, there’s a good chance you read contracts before signing. You might be a person who reviews restaurant receipts before paying. You take the descriptor “nitpicky” as a compliment. A healthy dose of skepticism and...Readmore
AVS Address Verification Service System Services

Addressing the 3 Shortcomings of AVS

Address verification services (AVS) have fallen behind modern fraudsters’ tactics. Once a familiar frontline tool for card-not-present fraud detection, AVS today bloats review queues and may even increase risk of fraud loss for many online merchants. Don’t hold your breath for a system update. The potential for extra friction in...Readmore