Posts from US

[Report] 77% of SMB IT pros cite employees as weakest link in Cloud security

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Posted on 19th Nov 2014 by in Enterprise Security

When it comes to cloud security, what are the pressing concerns of IT pros at SMBs?  We went straight to the source – IT professionals at SMBs – and asked them. Our colleagues at CloudEntr, with the help of the Spiceworks IT community, recently surveyed 430+ IT pros to find what SMBs were really thinking about the […]

Money20/20 Day 2, live from the show floor: 3 top trends in payments security

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Posted on 5th Nov 2014 by in Financial Services

Money20/20 continues to light up Las Vegas this week as payment experts gather for the industry’s new premier event. Mobile payments and transaction security continue to dominate the discussions here at Money20/20 along with emerging technologies like biometrics, big data, and wearable gadgets. As we listen to talks from players across the space – Visa, […]

Money 20/20 – Key takeaways from Monday’s payment security talks

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Posted on 4th Nov 2014 by in Financial Services

Money20/20 kicked off yesterday with a perpetual buzz surrounding payments security.  This tweet from Dave Birch perfectly sums up what we’ve been hearing in the overflowing conference halls: It’s no wonder that authentication and privacy are hot topics.  Consumers are demanding to know their account data is safe and transactions are secure as the number […]

IoTMaker: Do we have an ‘Internet of Stupid Things’ problem?

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Posted on 4th Nov 2014 by in M2M

WIRED UK’s Editor, David Rowan, made a speech at the INKTalks event in India last week suggesting we have a problem with internet connected devices that serve no useful purpose. We express our view on its usefulness…

NFC payments are back in the limelight as U.S. gears up for Money20/20

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Posted on 31st Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

This is an especially exciting time in the payments industry, as the EMV migration is sweeping through the U.S. and mobile payments are poised to explode.  Business Insider recently predicted that in-store mobile payments will grow by 42X over the next 4 years.  Having been a part of the NFC from its infancy, we’re proud […]

Survivors Guide to Money20/20

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Posted on 27th Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

Many of us in the industry are familiar with attending conferences, and we know to brace ourselves for the inevitable – long days, lack of sleep, lengthy meetings or a lost voice. With Money20/20 just around the corner (Nov 2-5), we wanted to share a few survival tips ahead of the leading payment event. Get […]

Apple SIM opens new cellular connectivity potential to tablets – bringing both opportunity and challenges to MNOs

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Posted on 23rd Oct 2014 by in Mobile

The new ‘Apple SIM’ brings a simpler experience for tablet users the world over, and delivers opportunities for new revenue streams to mobile network operators. But MNOs will need to get to grips with a whole new model for subscription management …

EMV gains steam as President Obama signs Chip & PIN law in the U.S.

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

President Obama sent a strong message to American consumers and the payments industry by endorsing the highest level of security for government payment cards and terminals.  He set the government the task of “leading by example”  by calling for “chip & PIN” EMV cards to combat fraud on 3 million credit cards issued to government […]

More than EMV: President Obama’s executive order paves the way for more secure online services

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2014 by in Corporate

Last week President Obama signed an executive order that is getting a lot of attention for mandating “Chip & PIN” EMV technology for all federally-issued payment cards and terminals.  My colleague, Philippe Benitez, wrote a great piece about it here. It’s understandable that EMV is in the spotlight these days as the entire nation is […]

Young IoT innovators will shape the future of communication and modern living

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Posted on 17th Oct 2014 by in M2M

The future of our connected world will be shaped by IoT innovators; we need to act now to ensure future IoT makers are inspired and supported.