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Industry news, security threats, and technology advances in consumer authentication
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: Consumers’ preferences are undeniably shifting digitally when it comes to banking and financial services. According to a recent study by Citibank, 31 percent of consumers use their mobile banking app more than any other — placing mobile banking behind only social media and weather for the most frequented mobile destinations.

Consumers’ preferences are undeniably shifting digitally when it comes to banking and financial services. According to a recent study by Citibank, 31 percent of consumers use their mobile banking app more than any other — placing mobile banking behind only social media and weather for the most frequented mobile destinations.

Snippet: This is an exciting time in mobile banking and payments. Entersekt believes that banks, and their customers, can have it all – convenience, control, and the benefits of continuous innovation. It just takes vision.

This is an exciting time in mobile banking and payments. Entersekt believes that banks, and their customers, can have it all – convenience, control, and the benefits of continuous innovation. It just takes vision.

Snippet: Demand from young consumers for quicker decisions regarding their finances means that financial institutions are relying increasingly on modern data-processing techniques to enable real-time empowerment. This article, by Niel Bester, SVP: products, appeared in Global Banking and Finance Review, and Banking Exchange earlier this year.

Demand from young consumers for quicker decisions regarding their finances means that financial institutions are relying increasingly on modern data-processing techniques to enable real-time empowerment. This article, by Niel Bester, SVP: products, appeared in Global Banking and Finance Review, and Banking Exchange earlier this year.

Snippet: Entersekt is expanding its operations with the opening of a second Western Cape office. Recruitment is currently underway for two full scrum teams to occupy the new premises.

Entersekt is expanding its operations with the opening of a second Western Cape office. Recruitment is currently underway for two full scrum teams to occupy the new premises.

Snippet: For secure communication to take place, involved parties must be able to validate each other before sharing confidential information. Digital certificates, issued by a Certificate Authority, act as a “digital fingerprint”, authenticating the identity of a certificate holder.

For secure communication to take place, involved parties must be able to validate each other before sharing confidential information. Digital certificates, issued by a Certificate Authority, act as a “digital fingerprint”, authenticating the identity of a certificate holder.

Snippet: We’ve researched and summarized five of the most common denominators in highly rated banking apps. How does your banking app compare?

We’ve researched and summarized five of the most common denominators in highly rated banking apps. How does your banking app compare?

Snippet: These days, very few industries are left untouched by the digital age. One highly regulated industry that could benefit much more than it has so far by partnering with tech companies is healthcare.

These days, very few industries are left untouched by the digital age. One highly regulated industry that could benefit much more than it has so far by partnering with tech companies is healthcare.

Snippet: The go-live date for the revised PSD2 SCA requirement is 14 September. It’s not too late, though, and here a few pointers on how you can meet the compliance deadline.

The go-live date for the revised PSD2 SCA requirement is 14 September. It’s not too late, though, and here a few pointers on how you can meet the compliance deadline.

Snippet: With the certainty of a trusted communication channel at its foundation, mobile banking apps provide easy access to banking functionalities. They also enable new forms of banking and commerce that will transform the banking industry.

With the certainty of a trusted communication channel at its foundation, mobile banking apps provide easy access to banking functionalities. They also enable new forms of banking and commerce that will transform the banking industry.

Snippet: Research on digital banking highlights a trend that led the industry to reflect on a core aspect of current priorities and future strategy: the customer. We look at what customers want, what this means for the industry and how mobile banking fits into the picture.

Research on digital banking highlights a trend that led the industry to reflect on a core aspect of current priorities and future strategy: the customer. We look at what customers want, what this means for the industry and how mobile banking fits into the picture.

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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.