Posts from US

How the IoT could have saved the Seahawks from Super Bowl disaster at the one yard line

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Posted on 11th Feb 2015 by in M2M

Unfortunately for the Seahawks, their last minute drive in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl XLIX fell short at the one yard line. In this post, we look at how the IoT could have saved them from what’s being called one of the worst play calls in NFL history.

The winning idea from our #IoTMaker Challenge: 3G Bushfire Alert System

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Posted on 9th Feb 2015 by in M2M

The time has come – our panel of expert judges has come to a decision; they’ve chosen the 3G Bushfire Alert System as the winning idea from our shortlisted IoTMaker Challenge entries. In this post we explore why it’s such a deservedly winning idea.

It’s time to move away from traditional passwords and prioritize online security

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Posted on 5th Feb 2015 by in Enterprise Security

Whilst it’s good ‘password’ is no longer the number 1 password (now it’s number 2), there hasn’t been enough progress with regard to consumer and business habits – multi-factor authentication is the only way to address this safely; in this post, we explain why.

Using the Trusted Service Hub to accelerate mobile payments adoption in a fragmented ecosystem

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Posted on 29th Jan 2015 by in Mobile

We look at how the Trusted Services Hub can bridge the fragmentation endemic in mobile payments and accelerate deployments and consumer acceptance of the new services

Mobile authentication – the key to simplifying and securing multiple website logins

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Posted on 28th Jan 2015 by in Mobile

The average consumer uses 25 different usernames to log in to all their online services, at a cost of convenience and security. How can we address the challenge, improve the user experience and increase our overall security from the hacker threat? Mobile Authentication is one key answer.

What’s trending at SCA Payments Summit: EMV migration and contactless payments

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Posted on 28th Jan 2015 by in Financial Services

As the EMV migration is in full swing across the United States, contactless and mobile payment opportunities continue to grow, too. The wider availability of mobile payments like Apple Pay and SoftCard is driving this popularity as well.  When contactless payment programs like these incorporate the security of EMV through the use of a secure […]

Record data breaches in 2014 teach important lessons

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Posted on 27th Jan 2015 by in Financial Services

The Identity Theft Resource Center reported that data breaches hit an all-time high of 783 in 2014, and in many instances payment card details were compromised along with personal information like email addresses, phones numbers, or physical addresses. This meant that more payment cards had to be reissued due to breaches in 2014 than in […]

The Gates Foundation’s big bet for the future highlights the global benefits of digital banking

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Posted on 23rd Jan 2015 by in Mobile

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2015 Annual Letter, covering important predictions for the impact of technology in the next 15 years, has highlighted the global benefits of digital banking. Here, we take a look at what those key benefits are.

From the IoTMaker shortlist: ePot – a smart gardening solution for indoor plants

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Posted on 14th Jan 2015 by in M2M

In another post looking at one of our IoTMaker entries in detail, we delve into the brilliant e-Pot idea from Mohamed Khalil Zendah.

Has your business unwrapped mobile security threats over the festive period?

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Posted on 12th Jan 2015 by in Enterprise Security

With new mobile devices like the iPhone 6 and Apple iPad Air 2 topping many present lists this year, we’ve compiled top tips to help businesses ensure they haven’t unwrapped mobile security threats over the festive period.