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

Three things you need to ask when choosing an authentication solution
28-03-2018|Jonathan Knoll

Three things you need to ask when choosing an authentication solution

I sometimes think that here, in the IT security sector, we’re having the wrong conversation about authentication. As we debate the respective merits of the various solutions, we’re in danger of forgetting the most important member of the value chain: the customer.
Dos and don’ts for a successful PSD2 SCA implementation
22-03-2018|Sander Voorwinden

Dos and don’ts for a successful PSD2 SCA implementation

Although the European Banking Authority’s Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) already applies as of 13 January 2018. It’s not too late to make the most of the opportunity that PSD2 offers, especially if you start planning immediately.
Entersekt CTO talks about intelligent friction in Bankers as Buyers 2018
12-03-2018|Entersekt Editor

Entersekt CTO talks about intelligent friction in Bankers as Buyers 2018

The more digital services a bank offers, the more customer touchpoints it gains. However, these services need to be secure, and visibly so
Mobile wallet technology boosts convenience for consumers and card issuers alike
08-03-2018|Gerhard Oosthuizen

Mobile wallet technology boosts convenience for consumers and card issuers alike

Today, mobile wallets are just one component of your institution’s overarching digital banking strategy. With the right solution in place, consumers can enjoy a superior payment experience whether shopping online, using a third-party wallet, or using a contactless payment method.
Mobile: the perfect platform for converged authentication
27-02-2018|Niel Bester

Mobile: the perfect platform for converged authentication

Not all authentication solutions are created equal. A weak solution is a chore for your customers, something that stands in the way of them doing business or shopping or communicating. But a superior solution can strengthen your customers’ trust in your organization; it can be a launchpad for digital innovation, a way to unlock capabilities you haven’t even thought of.
Big moves at Entersekt!
20-02-2018|Entersekt Editor

Big moves at Entersekt!

Against the backdrop of a rapidly growing customer base, Entersekt has been expanding its presence globally over the past six months. As part of this expansion, our management team has also seen some exciting changes, which we’d like to share with you today.
GDPR: what’s good for your customers is good for you
14-02-2018|Jolette Roodt

GDPR: what’s good for your customers is good for you

Organizations from across Europe – and, in fact, the rest of the world – would be forgiven for seeing compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as just another burden on their already overstretched resources. The European finance industry has barely cleared its previous regulatory hurdle of the Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) kicking in a month ago, and now GDPR is demanding their full attention. Is there light at the end of this tunnel?
Authentication devices: are two better than one?
07-02-2018|Simon Rodway

Authentication devices: are two better than one?

At the end of 2017, two researchers at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany discovered a weakness in the software that is used to protect 31 of the country’s mobile banking apps. As a result of this weakness, the researchers were able to successfully authenticate a transfer of money out of a banking account without the account holder’s permission.
What’s in store for Wi-Fi in 2018?
31-01-2018|Jolette Roodt

What’s in store for Wi-Fi in 2018?

In October 2017, Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens from the University of Leuven in Belgium revealed the viability of what they term the “key reinstallation attack” (or KRACK). They demonstrated that it would be possible to interfere with the supposedly secure “four-way handshake” used to generate unique encryption keys for different users and during different sessions.
2018: a key year for financial services and security
22-01-2018|Alan Goode

2018: a key year for financial services and security

This year will be an important one for financial services, with security taking center stage in a number of pivotal trends and regulatory changes, including open banking and the arrival of new, flexible fintech services, as well as the activation of the European Union’s PSD2 and GDPR regulations. The latter will see a global ripple effect, directly affecting financial services organizations that do business in the EU and potentially also influencing regional legislators to emulate their European counterparts.

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