Citation[edit | edit source]
National Institute of Standards and Technology, (DRAFT) Multifactor Authentication for E-Commerce Risk-Based, FIDO Universal Second Factor Implementations for Purchasers (NIST Special Publication 1800-17) (Aug. 2018) (full-text).
Overview[edit | edit source]
The NCCoE released a draft of the NIST Special Publication (SP) 1800-17 on August 22, 2018. The public comment period closed on October 22, 2018 and received comments are now being reviewed.
For ease of use, the guide is available in volumes:
- SP 1800-17A: Executive Summary
- SP 1800-17B: Approach, Architecture, and Security Characteristics
- SP 1800-17C: How-To Guides
E-commerce fraud increased by 30 percent in 2017, compared to 2016, as malicious actors shift from using stolen credit card data in stores at the checkout counter to using stolen credit card data for fraudulent online shopping. Because online retailers cannot utilize all of the benefits of improved credit card technology, they should consider implementing stronger authentication to reduce the risk of e-commerce fraud.
This practice guide can help an organization:
- reduce online fraudulent purchases, including those resulting from the use of credential stuffing to take over accounts
- show customers that the organization is committed to its security
- protect e-commerce systems
- provide greater situational awareness
- avoid system-administrator-account takeover through phishing
- implement the example solutions by using the step-by-step guide.