Retailers are Lagging Badly at Omnichannel Commerce

As we’ve previously explored, the future of retail will involve advanced online services and secure digital identity tools. But in the here-and-now, many retailers are struggling to bridge physical and digital commerce. At least, that’s the conclusion that comes courtesy of the Mobile Retail Report - Omnichannel Edition from Newstore.

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Thoughts on the Strava Heat Map and How to Secure the IoT

The topic du jour in the privacy and security space this week has been the recent news that a heat map published by the fitness tracking app provider Strava disclosed the location of secret military bases around the world. This Wired piece has all the unpleasant details. Having spent a stretch of my career working in the military cybersecurity community, I have a strong sense of how a disclosure of this nature will be concerning to many national security officials.

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Zero Trust – The Importance of an Identity-centered Security Program

This is the first follow-up to my blog post from December 11th, The CSO’s 4 Key Takeaways from Gartner IAM 2017. In this post I drill into my perspectives on why an effective security program must be identity-centered. Let’s start with a little bit of background on my perspectives about security so readers have a sense of where I’m coming from. One key thing that underpins my thinking is a belief that the zero trust model is the only real valid way to approach security for a modern enterprise.

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Powering the Reference Bank Application for Open Banking

Open Banking is changing the way banks do business in the United Kingdom forever and as with any good regulation, there’s plenty of testing and requirements involved as well. Banks and fintechs haven’t just been left to their own devices when it comes to preparing to open up precious customer data to third parties.

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Digital Identity, the Key to Successful Financial Services

Financial services customers are demanding. They expect tech-savvy, efficient, and proactive products and services that fits conveniently into their digital lives, just like those created by Apple, Facebook, or Google.  To meet this high bar, financial institutions are undergoing digital transformations to differentiated, customer-centric services that are accessible from any device and tailored to individual preferences.

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What You Need to Know About PSD2

On January 13th, the Revised Payments Services Directive, more commonly known as PSD2, went into force in Europe. The regulation, aimed at increasing competition and innovation among financial institutions, is going to revolutionize the way banking and payment services are delivered. PSD2 requires banks to open up access to previously proprietary customer data to third parties like fintechs and retailers.

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GDPR Six Months Out – The View from Financial Services Industry

Editor’s Note:

We’re now less than six months away from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018. Continuing our series of blogs exploring GDPR’s impact on various industries and digital identity, Nick Caley, VP, Financial & Regulatory, provides his perspective on how the regulation will impact banking and financial services organizations.  

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The IoT Opportunity: Nissan

So far in the IoT Opportunity interview series, we’ve featured executives from major telecommunications companies (KPNLevel 3) as well as one of the largest IoT solutions providers in the world (Dell). With our next guest, we take a sharp turn into the automotive arena. Cars have long been filled with telemetry and other electronics.

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PSD2 and Open Banking Resolutions for the New Year

The new year means new regulations and new resolutions for financial services organizations! The long awaited implementation date for the Revised Payments Services Directive (PSD2) and Open Banking is in just a few days – January 13th. This means that banks in the European Union as well as the United Kingdom will now have to comply with regulations that are designed to promote innovation, enhance consumer protection and increase competition in the financial services industry. The requirements include:

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GDPR Countdown – The Retail View

Editor’s Note:

There are less than six months until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. Continuing our series of blogs exploring GDPR’s impact on various industries and digital identity, Doug Norton-Bilsby, VP, Retail and CPG provides his perspective on how the regulation will impact retailers.  

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