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

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.
What's behind the brisk growth of risk-based authentication?
25-04-2017|Jolette Roodt

What's behind the brisk growth of risk-based authentication?

The move to chip cards in the United States has been touted as the trigger for the movement of fraud from card-present to card-not-present channels. The country’s dominant approach to combating this type of fraud is risk-based authentication. Is this because it has proven to be successful in preventing fraud, or is risk-based authentication’s attractiveness based on other considerations?
Trend alert: authentication acquisitions
11-04-2017|Jolette Roodt

Trend alert: authentication acquisitions

Digital security is becoming a part of everyday life and is no longer something only banks need to care about. As such, smaller-fry authentication companies are being picked up by big service-provider fish at a rate worth mentioning – and not for a song, either, as recent figures show. Why is this happening, and what does it spell for the future?
P2P payment apps are taking over the world
28-03-2017|Clara Chennells

P2P payment apps are taking over the world

In the last few years, uptake of personal payment applications has been shaking up the world of fintech. US-based digital wallet Venmo, one of the fastest-growing apps in this realm, is changing the way we think about person-to-person (P2P) payments.
Move along, millennials: Gen Z is coming
14-03-2017|Bronwen Kausch

Move along, millennials: Gen Z is coming

Just as we thought we may have reached an understanding of millennials, the focus has shifted to Generation Z.

This post-millennial generation, also referred to as the iGeneration and NetGen, are largely the children of Generation X, although some may be the early offspring of millennials. Whatever their name, the group born after 1995 not only contribute around $44 billion to the US economy annually, but will also make up a full third of the country’s population in just three years’ time.

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