Surveys: Customer Loyalty, the Brand and Keeping Customer Data Safe

Posted By: Andy Kicklighter, @akicklighter (Twitter)
02 Dec
2016
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For quite some time now, we’ve been running consumer surveys around the world through global survey provider Wakefield on topics that are of interest to not just people like you and I, since I assume most people who will read this have some interest in IT Security – or even Data Security, but to people who don’t work in our full time world of technology immersion, threat awareness, compliance, regulation and risk reduction. In November of 2016 (last month as […]

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In late October, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a set of guidelines for cybersecurity in vehicles, intended to provide direction for car makers. According to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, the NHTSA’s aim is “to help protect against breaches and other security failures that can put motor vehicle safety at risk.” The proposed cybersecurity guidance for connected cars focuses on layered solutions to ensure vehicle systems are designed to take appropriate and safe […]

Why Key Management for Cloud Services Should Top Any IT Security Shopping List

Posted By: Kristina Cairns, @kcairns2020 (Twitter)
30 Nov
2016
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Today, research shows that 85% of enterprise businesses are storing sensitive data in cloud environments. With the vast majority of organizations adopting software as a service (SaaS) and other cloud technologies, it’s important to know the associated risks along with the rewards. By purchasing cloud services, organizations can focus on the core of their business by eliminating the need for internal infrastructure, maintenance and support – ultimately reducing their bottom line. Not only can organizations save costs, but they also save […]

Introducing eIDAS – establishing trust in digital signatures

Posted By: Juan Asenjo, @asenjoJuan (Twitter)
28 Nov
2016
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According to the BBC – and our very own CTO Jon Geater – the power of the traditional hand-written signature may be under threat from its digital counterpart. While it may have taken some time, the increasing adoption of digital services – from banking and financial transactions in the private sector, to taxes and healthcare in the public – has led to a rise in the use of electronic signatures. But, although electronic signatures have been recognized as legally valid […]

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I spent a few days in Las Vegas last month at Money 20/20 meeting with my payment security peers and technology partners.  As I noted in my last post, I look forward to this event every year and every year it exceeds my expectations. This is a dynamic space that is continuously evolving and while I noted that last year had several big announcements that shaped the digital payment landscape, this year’s news was a bit more subdued. I’m seeing […]

Does it really matter what data is accessed in a cyber-attack?

Posted By: Louise Bulman, AVP of EMEA | Vormetric, A Thales Company
18 Nov
2016
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In light of the most recent breach making headlines – concerning mobile provider Three – an interesting question comes to mind: does it really matter what data is accessed during a successful cyber-attack? While no financial information appears to have been stolen on this occasion, the potential theft of personal data such as names and addresses will be no less distressing to Three’s customers. Indeed, a recent Thales survey suggested that only 16 per cent of consumers would continue to […]

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Gartner predicts that, as organizations everywhere undergo a form of digital transformation, with many looking to make savings on their IT budgets, the global public cloud services market will grow by more than 17 percent by the end of this year. As a result of this increasing adoption, nearly two thirds of organizations around the world (62%) are now using public key infrastructure (PKI) credentials to support their public cloud-based applications and services – up 12 percent over last year, […]

How to Stay Safe when Shopping this Weekend

Posted By: Sol Cates, @solcates (Twitter)
10 Nov
2016
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It’s safe to say that the holiday shopping season has arrived. And with Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, it’s important to be mindful of security, whether browsing websites online, making payments or even heading to the mall. Securing Your Payments Card data and other sensitive personal information associated with payments has become a tantalizing payload for cybercriminals to target. Fortunately, with a few simple tactics, consumers can continue to enjoy convenient payment options without compromising security. […]

Are wet-ink signatures ‘dead’?

Posted By: Jon Geater, @jongeater
09 Nov
2016
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While we may be culturally conditioned to believe that the setting of pen to paper is a “symbolic and weighty act”, a wet ink signature is really only weak evidence that somebody agreed to do something. A signature is not unique or special, nor does it particularly well prove that a person was genuinely present or consenting. This is because signatures are easily forged – as soon as you’ve seen someone’s signature once you can copy it infinite times and […]

Firms must recognise how customers can be lost to Data Breaches

Posted By: Louise Bulman, AVP of EMEA | Vormetric, A Thales Company
08 Nov
2016
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Last week we revealed the results to the Thales survey investigating attitudes towards firms that have experienced data breaches. It showed us that the majority of the British public would reconsider brands affected by data breaches, with only 16% of respondents stating that they would continue to use their products or services as usual. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially in the wake of incidents like last year’s TalkTalk attack, which ended up costing the company an estimated […]