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Industry news, security threats, and technology advances in consumer authentication.

Clumsy checkouts: the surest way to cart abandonment
01-09-2017|Clara Chennells

Clumsy checkouts: the surest way to cart abandonment

According to behavioral marketing agency SaleCycle, almost 75% of all online shopping carts are abandoned globally. With 70.9% and 74% respectively, Europe and the US actually rank the lowest. These numbers might seem alarmingly high, but they’re not completely surprising if you’ve ever been in the shoes of an online shopper.
Letters to a customer: Mandates, authentication and non-repudiation
15-08-2017|Niel Bester

Letters to a customer: Mandates, authentication and non-repudiation

Over the past fifteen years, the balance of power between large financial institutions and their retail customers has changed. The consumer now has a seat at the bargaining table, and is an equal rather than a subordinate in the decision-making process. How has this shift changed things from an authentication perspective?
How will behavioral biometrics change our lives?
25-07-2017|Clara Chennells

How will behavioral biometrics change our lives?

One of the biggest challenges in the realm of digital security is to find ways to make the experience of authentication as painless as possible, without compromising on security or technological sophistication. Digital banking users want to feel safe, but they do not want to submit a hair sample or submit to a polygraph test every time they make a purchase. To address the tension between ease of use and strong security, many companies are turning to behavioral biometrics.
Niel Bester on Entersekt's product vision
17-07-2017|Niel Bester

Niel Bester on Entersekt's product vision

In our latest video, Entersekt’s SVP Products, Niel Bester, explains why innovation at your financial institution need not be limited by the fear of fraud.
SS7 attack gives pause for thought
06-07-2017|Stephen Drake

SS7 attack gives pause for thought

A recent malicious attack on customers of O2-Telefonica in Germany saw several bank accounts drained. This may just be the clarion call for telcos to address a flaw in Signaling System 7 (SS7) that has been raising red flags for years.
Five reasons to take a second look at digital authentication
22-06-2017|Claudius van der Meulen

Five reasons to take a second look at digital authentication

Change is difficult. Why change the status quo if it works and everyone seems comfortable with it? This applies to all aspects of life, and banking security is no exception. However, change is healthy and arguably necessary as the digital world evolves around us. Here are five reasons why you should consider taking a fresh look at your organization’s authentication processes.
Can technology save private banks?
06-06-2017|Bronwen Kausch

Can technology save private banks?

Private banks are facing growing internal and external pressure. With so-called challenger banks pushing from the outside and legacy core systems threatening to burst their seams, these institutions are being forced to reassess their offerings and strategies. Technology may be able to provide some relief in this regard, but like retail banks, private banks will need to tread carefully when developing new products if they hope to hold onto a mercurial customer base.
Don't confuse biometrics with strong authentication
23-05-2017|Frans Labuschagne

Don't confuse biometrics with strong authentication

As our world becomes more digitalized, the information we want to keep private is increasingly at risk – and yet no-one wants that information protected by cumbersome security measures which do not fit in with our pace of living.
Schalk Nolte on the power of mobile
17-05-2017|Schalk Nolte

Schalk Nolte on the power of mobile

Watch our new video to see Schalk Nolte, Entersekt’s CEO, share his take on the power of mobile not only in security, but also in enabling digital services.
How are Europe's PSD2 plans going?
09-05-2017|Jolette Roodt

How are Europe's PSD2 plans going?

The clock is ticking for European Union member states to implement the European Banking Association’s Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) into their national laws, with the cut-off date of 13 January 2018 only nine months away.

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