digital security

BioCatch Goes Live On ForgeRock Marketplace

BioCatch Goes Live On ForgeRock Marketplace

“Our partnership with BioCatch eliminates the complexity involved when implementing behavioral biometrics.” – Ben Goodman, Senior Vice President of Global Strategy and Innovation, ForgeRock BioCatch‘s behavioral biometrics platform is now officially available through the ForgeRock Marketplace, the company has announced. It’s a development that has been in the works for several months. During the Gartner…

FIDO, EMVco and W3C Assemble Web Payment Security Interest Group

FIDO, EMVco and W3C Assemble Web Payment Security Interest Group

“This could prove to be an important step forward in online security as more and more payment transactions are performed over online channels.” The biggest industry associations in the fields of payments, the internet, and authentication have announced a new cross-industry interest group aimed at fostering security and interoperability for online payments. The groups involved…

BioCatch Sales Director Discusses Cybersecurity Challenges in Latin America

BioCatch Sales Director Discusses Cybersecurity Challenges in Latin America

Jorge Aguilar Perez shared some insights on the cybersecurity market in Latin America with a quick Q&A on BioCatch’s blog. Perez is the BioCatch Sales Director for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, and explained that the region’s high rates of mobile penetration and mobile payments coupled with weak digital infrastructure make many Latin American…

Nok Nok and FIDO Receive Industry Recognition for Digital Security Contributions

Nok Nok and FIDO Receive Industry Recognition for Digital Security Contributions

Nok Nok Labs is celebrating a glowing start to 2019 after a string of major industry accolades. The run began with the 2019 GLOMO Awards, where Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite was named the Best Mobile Authentication and Security Solution when prizes were handed out during last Month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. A few…

OneSpan: Most Financial Institutions Still Rely on Outdated Password Security

OneSpan: Most Financial Institutions Still Rely on Outdated Password Security

In recent years, more and more financial institutions have turned to biometric technology to improve security and customer service, incorporating solutions that range from voice banking software to facial recognition scans at ATMs. However, a new report from OneSpan suggests that it will take a considerable push to make the full transition to biometric authentication…

W3C Dubs FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification an Official Web Standard

W3C Dubs FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification an Official Web Standard

“News of W3C’s WebAuthn approval comes on the heels of the announcement that the entire Android platform had received FIDO2 certification from the FIDO Alliance…” The WebAuthn authentication specification is now an official web standard, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and FIDO Alliance have announced. The news comes almost a year after the announcement…

BioCatch Explains How Behavioral Biometrics Reduces Friction in Digital Transactions

BioCatch Explains How Behavioral Biometrics Reduces Friction in Digital Transactions

Financial security is important. It can also be frustrating when a transaction gets declined while you’re using your own credit card. According to BioCatch, false declines – that is, legitimate transactions that are flagged as potentially fraudulent – have a footprint 13 times bigger than the cost of fraud itself, a number that reflects the…

TypingDNA, Optimal IdM to Demystify Behavioral Biometrics

TypingDNA, Optimal IdM to Demystify Behavioral Biometrics

There’s no question that behavioral biometrics is one of the most exciting new modalities in biometric security. Many in the financial services sector have embraced such technology as a valuable second layer of authentication in users’ online sessions, and even the military is actively exploring how this kind of technology can be used to help…

IDEMIA Combines Business Units Into New ‘SET’ Division

IDEMIA Combines Business Units Into New ‘SET’ Division

“The company’s Financial Institutions, Connected Objects, and Mobile Operators divisions are all joining together to form the Secure Enterprise Transactions, or SET, division.” IDEMIA has announced further changes to its corporate structure, a little over a year after its last major overhaul. Essentially, the changes comprise the consolidation of three previously discrete business units. The…

Gemalto Reports Strong Growth from Identity, IoT, and Cybersecurity Activities in Fiscal Update

Gemalto Reports Strong Growth from Identity, IoT, and Cybersecurity Activities in Fiscal Update

Gemalto has issued its year-end results for 2018, showing modest growth despite declining revenues from its removable SIM business activities. The company reports revenues of €2,968,700,000 for the fiscal year, down slightly from 2017’s revenues of €2,971,700,000. But its net result, adjusted for the European Union’s International Financial Reporting Standards, came in at €211 million,…

Atos Announces New Cybersecurity Plan for Healthcare Providers

Atos Announces New Cybersecurity Plan for Healthcare Providers

Atos has announced the launch of a new cybersecurity suite aimed exclusively at the healthcare industry. Medical providers partnering with Atos will receive managed security services, cloud security, and biometric identity authentication and management, as well as security consulting services for those looking to update their facilities. “Our globally recognized cybersecurity solutions help ensure patients’…

Users Happy to Trade Personal Data for Convenience and Security: Report

Users Happy to Trade Personal Data for Convenience and Security: Report

People are more than happy to share their personal data, just as long as they’re getting something in return.  That’s the main takeaway from Experian’s Global Identity and Fraud Report, which found that growing privacy concerns have not soured people on the overall potential of the digital experience. The vast majority (90 percent) of consumers are…

BehavioSec Announces Chief Revenue Officer

BehavioSec Announces Chief Revenue Officer

Seeking a boost in its expansion efforts, behavioral biometrics specialist BehavioSec has appointed a new Chief Revenue Officer, Dave Lapin. In a statement announcing Lapin’s appointment, BehavioSec said he brings to the table more than two decades of experience in senior management, including senior sales roles with NCC Group Security Services, IOActive, Cisco Systems, and…

Behavioral Biometrics Market to Reach $3.9B by 2025: Report

Behavioral Biometrics Market to Reach $3.9B by 2025: Report

The behavioral biometrics market is really going to come into its own over the next several years, suggests a new report from Allied Market Research. The firm estimates that the global behavioral biometrics market was valued at about $720.5 million in 2017, and that it will reach a whopping $3.922 billion by the year 2025.…

Australian Officials Suggest the Era of the Data Breach Will Continue

Australian Officials Suggest the Era of the Data Breach Will Continue

New statistics on data breaches from Australian officials suggest that “this problem isn’t going away any time soon,” suggests Gemalto. As the company’s latest blog post explains, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner implemented its Notifiable Data Breaches scheme in late February, introducing new requirements compelling organizations to notify individuals of data breaches that…

South Africa’s Competition Commission Grants Clearance For Thales and Gemalto Merger

South Africa’s Competition Commission Grants Clearance For Thales and Gemalto Merger

Just a week after pushing back the anticipated close of their merger deal, Thales and Gemalto have announced that they’ve obtained another regulatory clearance needed for the project. The latest is from South Africa’s Competition Commission, the seventh of 15 approvals needed from regulatory authorities around the world in order for Thales to proceed with…

Social Media Has Become Key Threat Vector in Data Breaches: BLI

Social Media Has Become Key Threat Vector in Data Breaches: BLI

The disturbing trends continue in Gemalto‘s latest update from its Breach Level Index, a database aimed at recording global data breaches. Gemalto has issued its findings from the first half of 2018. The good news is that, compared to the same period last year, the number of data breaches isn’t up all that much at…

NEC Joins Digital Security Intelligence Sharing Network

NEC Joins Digital Security Intelligence Sharing Network

In an important move for a digital security leader, NEC has joined the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA). It’s a kind of intelligence network for digital security, and a surprisingly new one at that, founded less than two years ago, in January of 2017. It initially started as a nonprofit organization with six members: Check Point Software…

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