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What is regtech and why do we need to know about it?
06-12-2017|Alan Goode

What is regtech and why do we need to know about it?

In an attempt to reduce the ever-increasing burden on their compliance teams, financial service organizations are starting to turn to new technology solutions like machine learning and cloud computing. The collective name for these solutions that is now entering the industry vernacular is regtech, short for regulatory technology. In this blog, we will explore some of the potential use cases for regtech products.
Regulation, integration and push authentication: factors to consider in the run-up to PSD2
29-11-2017|Simon Rodway

Regulation, integration and push authentication: factors to consider in the run-up to PSD2

We are all familiar with the sound of our mobile devices pinging or vibrating to let us know that something has arrived that we might be interested in. There are now numerous methods employed by mobile operating system vendors and app developers to draw our attention to the fact that new content is available: everything from badges to banners, alerts and various other types of messages.
Open banking and PSD2 will create winners and losers
22-11-2017|Frans Labuschagne

Open banking and PSD2 will create winners and losers

With the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) mandating UK retail banks to ‘open up’ and adopt the new principles of open banking, not to mention the impending introduction of the Payments Services Directive (PSD2) in January 2018, banks will soon be operating in a much more competitive environment than before. Without the right security to enable them to offer additional digital services, incumbent banks will struggle to compete against all the new entrants into their market.
Confirm your customer: how strong authentication leads to more transactions
15-11-2017|Dewald Nolte

Confirm your customer: how strong authentication leads to more transactions

Losses from card fraud approached $23 billion worldwide in 2016, according to the 2017 Nilson Report, and with the rising tide of data breaches and other cyberattacks, that sum is projected to reach $33 billion by 2021.
Turn mandatory PSD2 compliance into a strategic advantage with Entersekt
08-11-2017|Jonathan Knoll

Turn mandatory PSD2 compliance into a strategic advantage with Entersekt

PSD2 introduces an entirely new market dynamic. While it will bring banks a new burden of compliance and open them up to increased liability, this regulatory framework also comes with exciting new opportunities for revenue.
Complimentary webinar: The secret key to PSD2 compliance
06-11-2017|Entersekt Editor

Complimentary webinar: The secret key to PSD2 compliance

With the go-live date for PSD2 less than four months away, financial institutions, payments processors, and third-party providers (TPPs) are under immense pressure to become fully compliant with its standards. What is the best way for your organization to implement its key requirements of open access and strong customer authentication (SCA)?
The fintech behind the world’s best retail bank
31-10-2017|Entersekt Editor

The fintech behind the world’s best retail bank

We are excited to attend the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Barcelona on November 5-9 with our valued client, Capitec Bank, and share the unique story of our combined goal to make banking simple, accessible, affordable and secure for all.
GDPR and explicit consent: challenges and opportunities
24-10-2017|Alan Goode

GDPR and explicit consent: challenges and opportunities

Consent is a core part of data protection legislation. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect from 25 May 2018 and aims to provide clarity on the previously contentious issue of obtaining an individual’s consent in order to process their personal information. With this, the EU aims to give control of personal data back to its citizens – data subjects in GDPR parlance – and to simplify the regulatory environment for organizations (defined as data controllers and data processors) inside and outside of the EU.
Since when is PKI scalable?
05-10-2017|Niel Bester

Since when is PKI scalable?

When we at Entersekt tell people that our solution uses X.509 certificates on a mobile phone, they often reply cynically, “But PKI doesn’t scale!?” How, then, are we able to make that claim?
Intellectual property: Our secret weapon in a crowded market
21-09-2017|Jolette Roodt

Intellectual property: Our secret weapon in a crowded market

The cybersecurity market is alive, and kicking ferociously. There are hundreds of security providers out there, all clamoring for your business and all claiming to be the best. When you’re constantly being bombarded with news of new attacks that you need to protect your customers against, the pressure can become overwhelming. How do you choose?

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