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  • Innovation and security in digital payments - as consumers swap their cards for digital payments, have security measures followed suit?

    By | June 02, 2016
    Innovation & Security blog

    How do you pay for your goods? I’d be willing to bet it’s changed a lot over the years. With online transactions, mobile apps and contactless payments as options today, more than ever consumers are choosing alternatives to the traditional notes and coins.

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  • Ten years of Twitter

    By | March 21, 2016

    On this day 10 years ago, software developer Jack Dorsey (@Jack) typed out a simple message. He only had 140 characters to work with and the words “just setting up my twttr” shortly appeared on the website which we now recognize as Twitter.

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  • What can be learnt from the breaches of 2015?

    By | January 08, 2016

    2014 was heralded the 'year of the breach', and in 2015 the breaches kept on coming. Throughout the year, all types of organisations were targeted again and again by hackers. So what lessons can be learnt, across industries, from the biggest data breaches from the past year to help make 2016 as safe as possible?

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  • How Will EMV and Mobile Impact Merchants This Season?

    By | January 08, 2016
    With the advent of Samsung Pay alongside Apple Pay, the rate of mobile payment uptake will be of particular interest to the payment, retail and financial industries as the 2015 holiday shopping season continues. Continue Reading
  • Talking trends: Cartes 2015

    By | December 08, 2015

    At this year's Cartes event in Paris, companies from across the globe were brought together to discuss the biggest trends in the payment and authentication industry and showcase the latest technologies and secure solutions in this space. Of course, the innovative companies in attendance were keen to promote their presence on Twitter and this has given us some great insight into what experts in the industry were thinking during the event.

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  • A billion here, a billion there - we're talking about the real need for security

    By | December 08, 2015

    The smart security industry is booming – to the point where we can now only seem to talk about it in terms of 'billions'.

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  • Turn Cyber Monday into Safe Payment Monday

    By | November 25, 2015

    The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that more people plan to shop on Cyber Monday than ever before. In its annual Preliminary Thanksgiving Weekend Survey, the NRF asked consumers specifically about their Cyber Monday shopping plans; almost 80 percent—an estimated 184 million unique shoppers—said they will or may shop that day. Predictive analytics firm Custora reports that last year, 26 percent of e-commerce sales came from mobile devices between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.  The expectations for this holiday season are even greater.

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  • Talking trends: Cartes 2015

    By | December 08, 2015

    At this year's Cartes event in Paris, companies from across the globe were brought together to discuss the biggest trends in the payment and authentication industry and showcase the latest technologies and secure solutions in this space. Of course, the innovative companies in attendance were keen to promote their presence on Twitter and this has given us some great insight into what experts in the industry were thinking during the event.

    Continue Reading
  • Turn Cyber Monday into Safe Payment Monday

    By | November 25, 2015

    The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that more people plan to shop on Cyber Monday than ever before. In its annual Preliminary Thanksgiving Weekend Survey, the NRF asked consumers specifically about their Cyber Monday shopping plans; almost 80 percent—an estimated 184 million unique shoppers—said they will or may shop that day. Predictive analytics firm Custora reports that last year, 26 percent of e-commerce sales came from mobile devices between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.  The expectations for this holiday season are even greater.

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  • Mobile ticketing- convenient and loved by consumers but with ease of use, comes risk

    By | September 18, 2015

    The Rugby World Cup this week has grabbed the attention of fraudsters, who have potentially left thousands of avid rugby fans disappointed through their unofficial websites. Event organisers cannot shy away from consumer expectation for ‘in the pocket’ convenience of mobile ticket delivery and this event has been no different. But unfortunately, major ticketed events are fast becoming lucrative hunting grounds for would-be criminals and as e-tickets become increasingly commonplace, so does the risk of fraud. Without proper protections being applied behind the scenes, these digital passes are much easier to copy and fake than traditional printed tickets so how can we mitigate this risk, and ensure that tickets are valid and with their rightful holder?

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