Category: data protection

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Digital Transformation: Beware the Legal Details

Digital transformation can be a prime opportunity for a company’s growth and development, however, it can also be a prime opportunity for cybercriminals, according to Dan Hanson, SVP of management liability & client experience with Marsh & McLennan Agency. Cybercriminals have found that targeting companies when they are in a state of flux, such as…
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20th August 2019 0

The European Commission’s latest move means the UK will face stricter finance regulations after Brexit

Europe’s political top dogs have laid out the EU’s regulations regarding cross-border financial services trade. For Britain, this could mean stricter rules when the country leaves the EU. The European Commission has announced it is taking stock to its rules regarding equivalence in the area of financial services. In short, equivalence means ensuring that the…
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2nd August 2019 0

Is RegTech encouraging a cloud revolution?

The deployment of new applications and the migration of core systems onto the cloud is in full swing, and financial institutions (FIs) could arguably soon be free of the legacy shackles that prevent them from moving forward into the age of digitalisation. However, before this can happen, FIs must identify the operational risks involved with…
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1st August 2019 0

The ethical use of data for training machine learning technology

Adoption of AI technology is accelerating at a rapid rate. Gartner has forecast that by 2020, AI will be a top-five investment priority for more than 30 % of CIOs. A McKinsey study estimates that tech companies are spending somewhere between $20bn and $30bn on AI, mostly in research and development. While the social utility…
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31st July 2019 0

Kalyera and Epiphany join forces in new partnership ahead of the September PSD2 deadline

The final rules of the EU’s Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) snap into action in September. Now Kaleyra, an in-mobile messaging service for banks and companies, and Epiphany, a RegTech startup specializing in PSD2 compliance have joined forces to ensure financial services businesses can comply with the changes. However, the two will do more than…
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23rd July 2019 0

Few UK firms are cyber insured despite financial losses

More than one-fifth of UK firms have been impacted financially by cyber attacks, yet potentially more than three-quarters of companies polled have never been insured for cyber-related losses  Some 22% of UK businesses have suffered a cyber attack that has cost them financially, according to a survey of more than 1,000 senior decision-makers from UK…
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8th July 2019 0

TypingDNA partners with XTN Security to help banks comply with PSD2

TypingDNA has partnered with cybersecurity startup XTN Security to help banks better defend themselves from fraud threats. As part of the deal, TypingDNA’s typing biometrics will integrate with XTN’s behavioural fraud prevention software to passively recognise users based on their typing patterns. With increased threats of cybercrime and regulations such as PSD2 and its strong…
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26th June 2019 0

Identity custodians needed in digital era

Digital identity systems will fail if they do not take humans into account, warns identity innovator, suggesting that a ‘digital guardian’ could help overcome most of these challenges Most people would like to have a single, verified and validated digital identity that can be used to access all services, according to John Erik Setsaas, vice-president…
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25th June 2019 0

How to Spring Clean Your Digital Clutter to Protect Yourself

You’re using strong and unique passwords. You’re on the lookout for phishing emails. And you’ve set up two-factor authentication on every account that offers it. Basically, you’re acing Personal Cybersecurity 101. But with new threats popping up all the time, you may be looking for other steps you can take to protect yourself. Here’s an…
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24th June 2019 0

Is ‘Brexit effect’ to blame for drop in UK data management investments?

  Research from data backup software supplier Veeam suggests UK C-suite is set to invest much less in data management over the course of the next 12 months than the rest of the world, prompting concerns that Brexit might be to blame  The economic uncertainty surrounding the UK’s exit from the European Union could be…
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21st June 2019 0