Posts Tagged ‘security’

Why we can’t just rely on central databases for authentication

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Posted on 21st Jul 2014 by in Enterprise

We now live in an age where reliable and fast information is of paramount importance in our daily lives. Whether banking, communicating, negotiating, or doing any form of business, information on-demand is crucial. Unfortunately, as we’ve become more dependent on access to on-demand banking, contact details, messaging etc., we’ve at times allowed vulnerabilities into our […]

Staying Ahead in the Payments Game

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Posted on 15th Jul 2014 by in Financial-services

Hot Issues in the Payments Industry We recently gathered leaders from across the banking industry at our annual Smart Payments Forum (SPF), held this year in San Francisco, to discuss trends in the payments industry. Attendees at the SPF agreed that EMV and the protection it provides is integral to reducing card fraud and also serves as a conduit […]

The contactless festival season

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Posted on 10th Jul 2014 by in Telecom

What do you associate with summer – vacations? Sunshine and sporting tournaments, whether the World Cup, Wimbledon or the Tour de France? What about music festivals? For us it’s all of the above but in particular seeing how technology is increasingly helping to create an augmented and convenient experience. We’ve previously blogged about technology such […]

What security, M2M and mobile technology tips can we learn from the new Batman?

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Posted on 1st Jul 2014 by in M2m

Earlier this year, Zach Snyder (of Man of Steel, 300 and Watchmen) tweeted a sneak preview of what the new Batman, played by Ben Affleck, will look like in the upcoming blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The photo spread throughout the internet and received over 47,000 retweets in just two weeks. This got […]

Trusting in mobile identity in Asia

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Posted on 16th Jun 2014 by in Telecom

What’s the one thing you can’t leave your house without: your wallet, or your house keys? Chances are it’s your mobile device. Consider what you use your mobile for – communications, as a camera, a music and entertainment device (relying on the cloud for back-up storage of data), and perhaps even for financial transactions and […]

Less than two weeks before the return of CryptoLocker and ZeuS malware – Panic time?

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Posted on 5th Jun 2014 by in Enterprise

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) is warning everyone to protect themselves against Cryptolocker and ZeuS malware before they both make inevitable returns to the web in less than two weeks. The NCA is working with the FBI and Europol in an effort to suppress the GameOverZeuS Trojan and the Cryptolocker ‘ransomware’ that encrypts victims’ […]

Questions Remain for US EMV Migration

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Posted on 29th May 2014 by in Financial-services

The U.S. migration to EMV chip payments is well underway, with many industry stakeholders on track to meet October 2015 liability shift deadlines. But, the U.S. won’t be fully migrated overnight – it will take years to replace all of the cards in America, and the payment terminals at stores, too. Most in the payments […]

Can anyone make security cool?

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Posted on 28th May 2014 by in Corporate

I made my first Internet purchase in 1993, a T-shirt for the nascent music-sharing site IUMA (Internet Underground Music Archive). The founders of IUMA, all from the University of California, Santa Cruz, had thought a lot about their venture, and understood many things about the Internet, the law and risk. First of all, IUMA didn’t […]

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for User Authentication

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Posted on 1st May 2014 by in Enterprise

Authentication is one of the most prominent issues facing the digital world right now. You only have to glance around the Infosecurity conference this year to witness how often the term is displayed and how intensely it’s discussed. With security fiascos such as Heartbleed still fresh in all of our minds, there’s arguably never been […]

Cloud security adopted by SFR

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Posted on 30th Apr 2014 by in Enterprise

Last year a survey showed that security is still the number #1 barrier to cloud adoption. We’re pleased to share the news that, this year, more firms are moving to the cloud. This is according to a report by the Ponemon Institute, released to coincide with Infosecurity in London. However, security fears still flourish about […]