Posts Tagged ‘Digital Security’

EMV Payment Security Hits US National Spotlight

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Posted on 29th Jan 2014 by in Corporate

EMV payment technology has finally gotten its big break in the US in the way of national news coverage. After several recent high-profile payment card data breaches, more Americans have started to ask whether it’s time for the US to abandon magnetic stripe payment technology in favor of more secure EMV. Yes, it’s time. For more […]

Google’s Inactive Account Manager handles Data after Death

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Posted on 15th Jul 2013 by in Corporate

Last year I discussed the problem of what happens to our digital assets after our lives come to an end. If you haven’t read the post you can find it here. There are already, well documented online services that offer users the chance to live on through their social media threads. Kate Freeman of Mashable, […]

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 […]