The Entersekt Blog

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

Five tips for designing African digital banking experiences that score with young and old
15-09-2016|Dewald Nolte

Five tips for designing African digital banking experiences that score with young and old

As mobile Internet connectivity grows, African youth are fast embracing the opportunity to connect, converse, and transact on the web. According to the GSMA (Mobile Economy Report 2015), mobile Internet penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to reach 38 percent by 2020
Fraud-not-present: How false declines cost US merchants more than prevention
08-09-2016|Jolette Roodt

Fraud-not-present: How false declines cost US merchants more than prevention

A recent report by BI Intelligence found that, unsurprisingly, card-not-present fraud is rising in the US, now costing merchants 1.47 percent of their annual revenue (up from 0.51 percent in 2013).
How to secure digital banking in the world's wealthiest region
23-08-2016|Jolette Roodt

How to secure digital banking in the world's wealthiest region

Global Finance recently published their 2015 rankings for the richest countries in the world. Not surprisingly, five out of the wealthiest twelve are located in the Middle East: Bahrain (12), Saudi Arabia (11), the United Arab Emirates (7), Kuwait (5), and Qatar (1).
Defunct SMS OTP still reigns at Australian banks
16-08-2016|Jolette Roodt

Defunct SMS OTP still reigns at Australian banks

An investigation into online banking security measures in Australia revealed that SMS OTP is still very popular there, despite increasing global awareness of this authentication method’s vulnerabilities.
NIST puts the breaks on a slow-mo train wreck
04-08-2016|Gerhard Oosthuizen

NIST puts the breaks on a slow-mo train wreck

I felt a flicker of recognition reading Dave Birch’s reaction this week to news that the US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is “deprecating” the use of SMS-based authentication.
African Fintech Awards 2016
19-07-2016|Entersekt Editor

African Fintech Awards 2016

Entersekt is nominated for the first round of the African FinTech Awards 2016, in the “Payments & Transfers” category.
Entersekt helps German banks go beyond ticking BAFIN's boxes
04-07-2016|Jolette Roodt

Entersekt helps German banks go beyond ticking BAFIN's boxes

Entersekt’s mission is to support financial institutions in their fight against digital fraud, so we watch the changing regulatory environment very closely. Our solutions are designed to comply with digital banking security guidelines across the globe.
Are the payments networks stepping away from OTPs?
23-06-2016|Jolette Roodt

Are the payments networks stepping away from OTPs?

The move towards two-factor authentication (2FA) is gaining momentum fast, with companies ranging from banks to social media platforms now offering the method as an extra security measure for protecting users’ personal information. The major payments networks are no exception.
Will a cashless society be the future?
09-06-2016|Claudius van der Meulen

Will a cashless society be the future?

It goes without saying that innovative virtual services such as streaming music or gaming rely on accessible, convenient electronic payment systems. Perhaps that is why Swedish banks and other service providers have been so innovative in exploring cutting-edge payment alternatives.
What's the deal with enhanced ATMs?
26-05-2016|Jolette Roodt

What's the deal with enhanced ATMs?

Two developments in ATM technology have made waves in the first few months of this year. Let’s take a look at what banks and hardware vendors have in store for us.

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