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GeoGuard Joins Media and Entertainment Services Alliance as COVID-19 Causes Surge in Content Piracy


October 21, 2020, Vancouver, Canada: Online content piracy has surged during the pandemic, as more people at home are using VPNs and DNS proxies to circumvent territorial restrictions in order

The Dark Side of VPNs


VPN providers sell themselves with ideas that sound noble: data protection, privacy and security. However, the dark side of VPN usage goes unspoken but is often the real reason they’re

Live Webinar: Fighting Cyber Crime and Digital Fraud with Data and Public / Private Partnerships


COVID-19’s impact is affecting nearly every part of our daily lives. As millions of consumers migrate their entire lives online – including greater reliance on online banking, digital transactions and

GeoGuard CEO David Briggs interviewed by PYMNTS on accurate customer location data to combat fraud in banking and finance industries


Check out this interview with GeoGuard CEO David Briggs by Karen Webster, CEO of PYMNTS on the use of accurate customer location data to improve account security and combat fraud

Geolocation Drives Future of Payments


In a recent Merchant Payment Ecosystem (MPE) Summer Week 2020 webinar titled “New Normal in Merchant Payments,” panelists David Birch of Hyperion, Jared Drieling of The Strawhecker Group, Nick Telford-Reed

Sanctions Compliance, Are You Doing Enough?


There have been an increasing number of major fines and investigations related to sanctions and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance over the past few months. With 2020 shaping up to be

GeoGuard Achieves Select Tier on Amazon’s AWS Partner Network


We’re excited to announce that GeoGuard has achieved the Select tier status on Amazon’s AWS Partner Network! Being an APN Select technology partner strengthens our ability to help AWS customers,

UKTV Everywhere is Gone, But Piracy Isn’t


Earlier this year, the geo-piracy website UKTV Everywhere shut down. This site enabled subscribers to view UK television content from anywhere, circumventing the territorial restrictions that UK content producers and

Bypassing Territorial Restrictions Isn’t New, So Why Isn’t the Industry Paying Attention?


Remember DVDs, those plastic discs that movies came on? Back in the day, DVDs were produced for different regions and a DVD made for Europe wouldn’t work in North America

GeoGuard is shortlisted in the BIS 2020 G20 TechSprint initiative


We’re honored to be shortlisted for the 2020 G20 TechSprint initiative for our submission “Closing the Loophole on Geolocation Compliance: Strengthening Monitoring and Surveillance for Crypto Asset Service Providers.” This

Fraudsters are Hijacking COVID-19 Relief Programs, Here’s How to Stop Them


By David Briggs, CEO GeoGuard COVID-19’s impact is far reaching and affects nearly every part of our daily lives. If that wasn’t enough, cyber criminals are exploiting new ways to

Fake sub-merchants are using your platform to process illegal transactions; here’s how to stop them


In a previous blog, we discussed how fraudulent sub-merchants take advantage of weaknesses in Merchant Acquirers’, Payment Facilitators’ and ISOs’ onboarding processes to get on the platform and start accepting