About Terry Nelms

Terry Nelms is the Director of Research at Pindrop where he leads a team of applied researchers solving challenging problems in fraud detection and authentication. Prior joining Pindrop, he spent over a decade inventing, designing and developing protection technologies at ISS, IBM and Damballa. His research has produced new security products, patents and publications in top industry and academic conferences. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Information Systems and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Biometrics alone will not win the authentication wars

This is a guest post by Terry Nelms, Director of Research at Pindrop Robbing a bank used to mean walking into a building, making threats and walking out with a bag of money. Now, fraudsters rely on committing crimes without a physical presence. From halfway around the world they can phone-in or use the Internet to commit crimes. Obviously, the rules have changed. Hackers target banks and any business with a digital presence to steal people’s identities and export valuable