Posts Tagged ‘Digital Security’

Securing mobile banking for the ‘unbanked’

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Posted on 4th Jun 2013 by in Corporate

On this blog we often write about NFC technology, mobile payments and the latest technologies using smartphones and digital security to empower our everyday lives. A lot of the time, these innovations and technological advances relate to more developed regions, whether North America, Europe, the Middle East or Asian countries such as South Korea and […]

They may take our lives, but they will never take… our drivers

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Posted on 26th Apr 2013 by in Enterprise Security

xkcd’s 1200th cartoon, published last week, was another brilliantly satirical look on the way most of us approach security on our laptop: It reminded me of Mel Gibson’s immortal line in the film, Braveheart: “They may take our lives, but they will never take our freedom.” Freedom was the most important thing to the Scots, […]

CJIS Mandate Update: Law Enforcement Organizations Get More Time to Move to Advanced Authentication

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Posted on 16th Apr 2013 by in Enterprise Security

Law enforcement organizations looking for the best solution to move to advanced authentication and meet the CJIS mandate have received some good news: they now have until 2014. CJIS is the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS). It is the primary central repository for criminal justice information and the focal point […]

Complexity is the worst enemy of security

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Posted on 5th Apr 2013 by in Enterprise Security

The phrase ‘less is more’ rings true in many sectors of life, work and society, but few expect it to be used in relation to security. For many, security fits the ‘more the merrier’ platitude – at least that’s what many of my IT security colleagues would promote. Look deeper, however, and there are theories, […]

White House cybersecurity order aims to defend against critical hack

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Posted on 27th Feb 2013 by in Enterprise Security

Cybersecurity rarely receives much attention in the US political arena, when it should be a top priority.  After all, it’s inextricably linked to the strength of our national security so it was great to hear President Obama emphasize the importance of cybersecurity in his State of the Union address last week. The President has signed […]

Secure payment cards – the gift that keeps on giving

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Posted on 31st Jan 2013 by in Corporate

“What do I buy the person who has everything?” is not an uncommon question whenever birthdays and celebrations come around. In this situation, I have often opted for the ever-reliable gift card, and recent research shows that I am not alone: in the UK, around 38% of the population has purchased at least one card […]

M2M is in good shape to transform healthcare

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Posted on 28th Jan 2013 by in M2M

Almost a month into 2013, it’s the time of year for making resolutions and, all too often, breaking them soon after. Most common are plans to lose weight, live healthier, and get fitter than ever before. When it comes down to it, we clearly want to prioritize our health, but it’s often difficult to take […]

CES 2013: Electric dreams or neon nightmare? Will what happens in Vegas take off around the world?

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Posted on 16th Jan 2013 by in Enterprise Security

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show has been a frenzy of cutting-edge innovation and novelty genius. But which kit, if any, will take off in 2013? Last year I blogged from CES 2012 about the importance of security keeping up with innovation. I referred to Intel’s Identity Protection Technology (IPT) and Anti-Theft (AT) technology as part […]

Year End Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Digital Security Moments from 2012

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Posted on 24th Dec 2012 by in Corporate

Happy holidays!  By now you have likely bought the gifts, sent the cards, and decorated the house.  Before we know it, 2013 will be here.  But before we look ahead to the New Year, let’s take a moment to look back over 2012.  And what a year it was!  Looking over our blogs, 2012 was […]

Medical devices need security too

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Posted on 13th Dec 2012 by in Enterprise Security

This quote stood out for me in an article I read on the Bloomberg tech blog recently: “Medical devices have not been a focus of the computer-security industry.” In the article, Jordan Robertson references a new study by the Ponemon Institute that reveals nearly three-quarters of 80 healthcare organizations surveyed in the US said they […]