Great User Experience is Key to Adoption of New Technology

By Lori Cohen | July 27, 2017
How do you get people to adopt new technology, especially when they are set in their ways? How do you change consumer behavior? To have a shot, you have to focus on the user experience and make sure the technology is working for people, rather than the reverse. That’s what we learned when we did […]
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Biometric Privacy is of the Utmost Importance

By Asem Othman | July 25, 2017
This is the first in a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. Classical biometric systems capture the biological attributes of an individual as images and transform them into a lower dimensional feature space, otherwise […]
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The Battle for Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Biometrics

By Ian E. Muller | July 21, 2017
This Weekly Cypher examines changing uses of biometrics for cybersecurity, and the impact these changes may have on privacy for US citizens.
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Bouncing Back from a Data Breach

By James Stickland | July 20, 2017
Sooner or later, most businesses will be faced with a data breach, even smaller businesses. In fact, 60 percent of online attacks in 2014 targeted small and midsize businesses. This can spell financial trouble for smaller companies with the price of each compromised record rising to an average of $158 in 2016, according to the […]
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Biometric Spoofing Isn’t as Big of a Problem as You Think

By Ian E. Muller | July 18, 2017
Presentation attacks, more commonly referred to as biometric spoofing, are one of the biggest concerns many people have over using biometric authentication. Whether it’s to log into an app or authenticate a financial transaction, no one wants someone else to be able to mimic their fingerprint or face. In fact, many have sworn off biometrics […]
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Putting Cybersecurity in Your Hands

By Elizabeth Medeiros | July 14, 2017
Today's Weekly Cypher explores the growing threat a data breach poses, and how companies have to enhance their cybersecurity to prepare for these threats.
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No PIN, Big Problem

By Lori Cohen | July 13, 2017
Chip, but no PIN. Is this technology really keeping our finances safe? Is fraud going down? If my experience is any indication of what’s going on in the United States, chip security has some cracks in it. Just the other day on my way to work I got a call from my bank. I typically […]
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What’s Your Data Breach Risk Level?

By Ian E. Muller | July 11, 2017
It seems like we’re talking about a new data breach every other day. From the InterContinental Hotels Group to OneLogin, companies across every industry have been targeted so far in 2017, and we can only expect both the size of, and damaged caused by, these events to grow. The question that organization leadership needs to […]
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Cybercrime vs. Cybersecurity, Who Will Win?

By Elizabeth Medeiros | July 7, 2017
Today's Weekly Cypher looks at rising cybercrime and the efforts companies are taking to improve their cybersecurity.
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Why Financial Services Can No Longer Ignore Blockchain

By John Callahan | July 6, 2017
While it’s stereotypically considered the currency of criminals, bitcoin, and more importantly blockchain, have become one of the most popular topics in banking. It’s expected to have the same global impact that the Internet caused in changing how we do almost everything over the past few decades. But what is blockchain, and why is it […]
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