Posts Tagged ‘banking’

Consumer power and choice is growing; banks must respond with personalized, secure and convenient banking

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2013 by in Corporate

In our modern world of increasing competition and choice, greater power lies with the consumer than ever before. This is by no means a new trend; consumer power has been rising for many years now, and as Simon Mainwaring of Forbes pointed out back in 2011, consumers are now able to influence brands significantly. Banks aren’t immune […]

GITEX 2013 is under way – Stay up to date with #GemaltoGITEX

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Posted on 20th Oct 2013 by in M2M

The 2013 edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) begins today at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The five day event, running until the 24th, serves as the ICT business, new product platform and innovation gateway to the Middle East, North Africa and the South Asian region. More than 3,500 companies will be represented […]

Counting down to GITEX 2013 – win an iPad Mini with #GemaltoGITEX

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Posted on 18th Oct 2013 by in M2M

The biggest technology gathering in the Middle East region is now only days away. From Sunday, GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) will open its doors to over 130,000 delegates from across the world. As well as Gemalto, tech giants such as Accenture, SAP and Cisco will all be in attendance, showcasing the latest products from […]

World Smart Week 2013

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Posted on 24th Sep 2013 by in M2M

This week, September 24th-27th, is World Smart Week 2013. Three business conferences (NFC World Congress, World e-ID congress, and M2M Innovation World Congress) and one technical conference (the Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum) will run throughout the week and will be home (in Nice Côte d’Azur) to 1700 participants, 50 exhibitors and 250+ speakers. And, like last […]

The Truth About EMV in the US: Card-Not-Present Fraud

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Posted on 28th Aug 2013 by in Corporate

To continue our discussion about popular myths and misconceptions about EMV payment cards, let’s talk about card-not-present (CNP) fraud – the kind where the merchant never sees you or your card. In other words, the merchant never verifies that the person making the transaction is the legitimate cardholder by checking the signature or seeing that […]

Phishing is evolving – Banks must adapt to ensure security

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Posted on 23rd Aug 2013 by in Enterprise Security

Phishing has been around for almost as long as the internet itself, and is a continuing problem (the recent hack of Kevin Bacon’s twitter is just one of many examples). Despite being a well-known problem, criminals continue to prosper using this method of attack. As John Hawes highlighted in his recent blog, this attack method […]

How Banks Can Fight the DDoS Wars

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Posted on 1st Aug 2013 by in Enterprise Security

Last month I wrote about alarming trends in eBanking fraud, and how banks are staying ahead of fraudsters.  Some of the largest cyber threats have come from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, so this time around I wanted to look at why these are so threatening to banks. DDoS attacks have reached new levels […]

What does it take to upgrade to EMV in the U.S.?

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Posted on 16th Jul 2013 by in Corporate

EMV is quickly approaching in the US. There is no doubt that a wave of implementation is upon us. Successful migration to EMV will involve making changes to all payment systems, processes and procedures, so it is important to for card issuers and merchants alike to begin the implementation now. Lately banks and processors have […]

Mobile payment solutions: what’s your money on?

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Posted on 27th Jun 2013 by in Mobile

With consumers soon having a range of different mobile payment methods at their disposal, some may be unsure which solution suits them best. Paypal, Payzen, iZettle, Google Wallet, Square, PayWave, PayPass, ISIS and a host of others have all hit the market in recent years, giving consumers a great deal of choice when it comes […]

Fraudsters can’t Bank on eBanking

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Posted on 13th Jun 2013 by in Enterprise Security

As our use of the internet and eBanking services has advanced, so have the methods that criminals use to target our personal information. The number of attacks rose sharply in 2012 due in large part to shared server hacks, which are gaining in popularity (they accounted for 47% of all phishing attacks in the second […]