Michelle Leech

Blogger profile: Michelle Leech

A new addition to the Gemalto blog, working in communications and web marketing, enthusiastic about tech news, and bringing a creative flavor to digital security. A global trekker living in the south of France from Kentucky, who prefers beef tartare over fried chicken.

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What is the common link between smart energy, mobile payments, digital identity, and your social security card? SXSW 2015

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Posted on 29th Aug 2014 by in Telecom

We need your vote for SXSW 2015 panel pickers! Every year South by Southwest crowds descend upon Austin, Texas making the annual pilgrimage for music, films, food and SXSW interactive. SXSW has grown to be the biggest interactive, music and film event of the year and each year attendees vote for the panel discussion they […]

What we discovered at CTIA

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Posted on 31st May 2013 by in M2m

The hustle and bustle of CTIA 2013 has come to an end. But don’t despair, there is still much to talk about and we are not adhering to the popular phrase of what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. This year at CTIA, wireless wasn’t the only star; there were also Jennifer Lopez and Ashton […]

mCommerce: or pay the price

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Posted on 22nd May 2013 by in Telecom

Waiting in line to pay at the supermarket, people used to pick up and read the magazines strategically placed at the checkout. Today, as the print media industry knows all too well, most of us surf the web on our mobile phone instead of flipping through the tabloids (and that’s if we even go to […]

Could your device be putting your employer at risk?

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Posted on 23rd Apr 2013 by in Enterprise

Back in 2012, our research into CIOs’ attitudes towards security threw up some interesting insights into IT leaders’ attitudes towards BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Now, almost a year on, a new Gemalto study has shed further light on the BYOD phenomenon: this time from the point-of-view of employees. In a whitepaper, entitled ‘The Weakest […]

Digital security and banks go green with “corn cards”

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Posted on 16th Nov 2012 by in Corporate

What if you could make banking cards or any cards from veggies you find in your garden? Unfortunately, it is not edible, but is recyclable. It may sound too good to be true, but digital security is going green and has been for the past couple of years. People are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious and […]

A cashless society with mobile payments and the mobile wallet

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Posted on 7th Nov 2012 by in Telecom

A hub for all new innovation in digital security and identity, the CARTES 2012 Expo in Paris is in full swing. Wandering around the various demonstrations, I am seeing firsthand how the latest technology innovations will be impacting our lives. One such benefit that the smart card has brought to us is mobile payments, a […]

Are banks social enough for social media?

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Posted on 2nd Oct 2012 by in Corporate

Historically banks have been reluctant to warm up to social media as a means of communication and customer service. However, if the proliferation of conferences on the subject is anything to go by e.g. Bank Innovation (USA), Social Media in Payments (UK) & the upcoming Social Banking forum in Paris, then it looks like the […]

Infiltrating the E-gaming Industry: a hackers pastime

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Posted on 20th Sep 2012 by in Enterprise

It seems the trend for hackers in 2012 is video games. And they aren’t leaving anyone out: NCsoft’s Guild Wars is the latest video game enterprise to fall victim to hackers, along with last month’s Blizzard Entertainment, the software company behind some of the world’s most popular games, including Starcraft, World of Warcraft and Diablo. […]