Posts Tagged ‘USA’

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 “Payments Theory of Everything” explains how EMV, NFC, HCE, and BLE fit together

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Posted on 17th Dec 2014 by in Financial Services

Traditional commerce is no longer the only piece in the payments puzzle.  Innovation in payments is happening so quickly that it’s hard to imagine how all of these emerging technologies are going to work together – or will one technology dominate?  Which way will the industry go?  Will cloud-based payments take over, or will secure-element […]

Money20/20 Day 2, live from the show floor: 3 top trends in payments security

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Posted on 5th Nov 2014 by in Financial Services

Money20/20 continues to light up Las Vegas this week as payment experts gather for the industry’s new premier event. Mobile payments and transaction security continue to dominate the discussions here at Money20/20 along with emerging technologies like biometrics, big data, and wearable gadgets. As we listen to talks from players across the space – Visa, […]

Money 20/20 – Key takeaways from Monday’s payment security talks

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Posted on 4th Nov 2014 by in Financial Services

Money20/20 kicked off yesterday with a perpetual buzz surrounding payments security.  This tweet from Dave Birch perfectly sums up what we’ve been hearing in the overflowing conference halls: It’s no wonder that authentication and privacy are hot topics.  Consumers are demanding to know their account data is safe and transactions are secure as the number […]

EMV gains steam as President Obama signs Chip & PIN law in the U.S.

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

President Obama sent a strong message to American consumers and the payments industry by endorsing the highest level of security for government payment cards and terminals.  He set the government the task of “leading by example”  by calling for “chip & PIN” EMV cards to combat fraud on 3 million credit cards issued to government […]

More than EMV: President Obama’s executive order paves the way for more secure online services

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2014 by in Corporate

Last week President Obama signed an executive order that is getting a lot of attention for mandating “Chip & PIN” EMV technology for all federally-issued payment cards and terminals.  My colleague, Philippe Benitez, wrote a great piece about it here. It’s understandable that EMV is in the spotlight these days as the entire nation is […]

EMV in the USA: Gartner cuts through the Hype

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Posted on 14th Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

In our last blog, we looked at the recently-released Hype Cycle Research Report from Gartner and the outlook for NFC technology. Next we will turn to another important technology that was included in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Payment Innovation: EMV, and the U.S. migration. EMV has been gaining a lot of attention from payments experts […]

NFC: Beyond the Hype

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Posted on 7th Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

The tech industry has been talking about NFC technology for a long time, and experts have repeatedly posed the same questions: “Are the uses and benefits of this technology realistic, or is it just hype?” And, “When will it become a productive part of the industry?” Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycles separate the hype from the […]

Disrupting with NFC: A More Connected Future at CTIA

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Posted on 3rd Sep 2014 by in Mobile

Near field communication (NFC) has come a long way since its introduction in the 80’s. It has now become a standard feature in mobile devices, following in the footsteps of its predecessors, GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi. This year, it is expected that the number of NFC-enabled devices in use will exceed 500 million – and […]