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The (lock and) key to strong security

The (lock and) key to strong security


Let me begin with a short story, a true story. A good friend of mine’s house was recently broken into. He was asleep in bed when this event took place, and he heard nothing. In fact, when he got up in the morning, he didn’t even notice at first that the event had taken place, such was the subtlety of the break-in. The thief had managed to break a door lock, opening the door without making much sound at all. The technique was to snap off the front of the lock and use a screwdriver to open the door: very quiet and very quick. 

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Snippet: In an earlier article by Entersekt’s chief commercial officer, Dewald Nolte, we explored the challenges and opportunities faced by banks to create a smooth, secure and successful remote onboarding process for their existing customers taking up new products or services.

In an earlier article by Entersekt’s chief commercial officer, Dewald Nolte, we explored the challenges and opportunities faced by banks to create a smooth, secure and successful remote onboarding process for their existing customers taking up new products or services.

Snippet: In September, I blogged about some of the findings of our 2019 German consumer survey, focusing on respondents’ attitudes to mobile banking and payments security.

In September, I blogged about some of the findings of our 2019 German consumer survey, focusing on respondents’ attitudes to mobile banking and payments security.

Snippet: Digital security is a basic necessity today. Still, when users are confronted with strict digital security best practices, they often perceive them as roadblocks; challenges deliberately introduced to impede them from doing what they need to get done.

Digital security is a basic necessity today. Still, when users are confronted with strict digital security best practices, they often perceive them as roadblocks; challenges deliberately introduced to impede them from doing what they need to get done.

Snippet: The mobile payments space has become increasingly overcrowded with consumers being promised exciting experiences that are now possible thanks to emerging technologies. Banks, on the other hand, are still weighing up their strategies for mobile payments, deciding which of these emerging technologies to integrate first.

The mobile payments space has become increasingly overcrowded with consumers being promised exciting experiences that are now possible thanks to emerging technologies. Banks, on the other hand, are still weighing up their strategies for mobile payments, deciding which of these emerging technologies to integrate first.

Snippet: Consumer polls are hard work, but the data makes the months of waiting well worthwhile! That’s why Entersekt trained its magnifying glass on Germany so soon after conducting a US consumer survey through The Harris Poll this year.

Consumer polls are hard work, but the data makes the months of waiting well worthwhile! That’s why Entersekt trained its magnifying glass on Germany so soon after conducting a US consumer survey through The Harris Poll this year.

Snippet: Banking is disrupted. It's no longer only about what you offer; how you make your offering is perhaps even more important. In an industry where everyone is doing more of the same – protecting consumers’ money – it’s the personal relationships that make the difference.

Banking is disrupted. It's no longer only about what you offer; how you make your offering is perhaps even more important. In an industry where everyone is doing more of the same – protecting consumers’ money – it’s the personal relationships that make the difference.

Snippet: Many countries have adopted the use of centralized electronic ID schemes that allow users to securely identify themselves online. Identity within the US market is more fragmented, leaving room for creative workarounds to authentication challenges.

Many countries have adopted the use of centralized electronic ID schemes that allow users to securely identify themselves online. Identity within the US market is more fragmented, leaving room for creative workarounds to authentication challenges.

Snippet: From security to user experience and digital banking preferences, we track recent statistics that banks should take note of.

From security to user experience and digital banking preferences, we track recent statistics that banks should take note of.

Snippet: The most important shift from 3-D Secure 1.0 to EMV 3-D Secure is the addition of the RBA engine - and here's why it is a gamechanger.

The most important shift from 3-D Secure 1.0 to EMV 3-D Secure is the addition of the RBA engine - and here's why it is a gamechanger.

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Entersekt is an innovator of customer-centric fintech solutions. Financial services providers and other enterprises rely on our patented mobile identity system to provide both security and the best in convenient new digital experiences to their customers, irrespective of the service channel. With us, they can concentrate on their innovation roadmap, while delivering intuitive, low-friction digital experiences to their customers.