Tagged: online security

Blockchain Security Firm CertiK Finalizes $80M Round at Nearly $1B Valuation

The team at CertiK recently revealed that they closed an $80M, Series B2 round of financial funding. As noted by CertiK in a blog post: “What makes this so interesting is that this round not only is the single largest round of fundraising for a… Read More

DeFi Hack Report: Blockchain Ecosystem Security Firm SlowMist Shares Detailed Analysis of MonoX Exploit

SlowMist, which focuses on Blockchain Ecosystem Security and have served more than 1,000 customers, notes that on November 30, 2021, their team at SlowMist was “notified of an attack on the Defi protocol MonoX.” More than $18 million in WETH and $10.5 million in MATIC… Read More

ID Verification Platform Trulioo Reports that 87% of Compliance Professionals Say Digital Identity More Important Now Following COVID Outbreak

Following a massive $394M Series D round earlier this year to establish the foundation for greater financial inclusion, international ID verification Fintech Trulioo is “strengthening pathways to create a more inclusive and trust-oriented digital economy,” according to an update shared with CI. With the ability… Read More

Galina Likhitskaya: VP, Operation and Product at HashEx Discusses Importance of Online Security, Smart Contract Use-Cases

We recently connected with Galina Likhitskaya, Vice president, Operation & Product at HashEx, an audit and consulting firm for blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled projects. Galina talked about the importance of following the best or highest online security standards. She also discussed how smart… Read More

Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis Acquires Excygent, a Company Assisting in Cybercrime Investigations

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis reveals that it’s acquiring Excygent, a specialized professional services company that helps government agencies with cybercrime investigations, data processing, and lead generation. Chainalysis has collaborated with the Excygent team in order to support government agencies in investigating various high-profile cyber cases,… Read More

Hats.Finance, a Decentralized Cybersecurity Incentive Network, Launches Protocol Protection Mining Yield Farming

Hats.Finance, a decentralized cybersecurity incentive network that’s governed by its community stakeholders of hackers, projects, and token holders, says that the future of cybersecurity is “incentivized” security. The Hats.Finance team has published a blog post in which it has introduced PPM (Protocol Protection Mining), as… Read More

UK Fintech Payhawk Adds Apple Pay to Enable Seamless, Contactless Digital Transactions

Payhawk, the platform that brings together expense, payment and invoice management in one solution, reveals that it’s offering its clients Apple Pay, which is considered a safer, more secure and private way to make payments. As reported by Finextra, this option should assist clients with… Read More

Razorpay Becomes First Indian Payment Platform to Introduce Address Verification System for Cross-Border Transfers

With the rising “digital influence” on consumers throughout the world, online portals as a preferred channel for trade are undergoing significant growth. There’s also an increasing trend of India’s businesses “going global,” according to Indian Fintech Razorpay. The company shared data which reveals that merchandise… Read More

Payments Ring Supplier McLear Joins Multos Consortium

The MULTOS Consortium, a group of organizations that are focused on the promotion and development of the MULTOS specifications, revealed that McLEAR, a technology firm supplying smart payment rings has joined as a Partner Member. MULTOS is a security technology for all-digital devices offering a… Read More

Hats, a Decentralized Cybersecurity Incentive Network, Secures $3.5M via Seed Round

Hats has secured $3.5 million in seed funding in order to create an “incentivized” cybersecurity network. Hats is now live with Liquity and Kleros bounty vaults, according to an update shared with CI. Hats is described as a “decentralized” cybersecurity incentive network “governed by its… Read More

US Treasury Dept and Monetary Authority of Singapore Commit to MoU on Cybersecurity Cooperation

On Monday (August 23, 2021), the US Treasury Department and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) confirmed the finalization of a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cybersecurity Cooperation. This announcement has been made during Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent trip to Singapore, where the… Read More

Cybersecurity Expert Comments on Crypto Transactions, Responsibilities of US Govt, Private Sector to Defend Information, Networks

Carole House, Director of Cybersecurity with the White House National Security Council, recently discussed online security issues at the FinCrime Virtual Week. Blockchain security firm CipherTrace notes in a recent update that headlines such as the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware attack indicate that cybercrime is “on… Read More

UK’s BT Group Leads $33M Investment in Cyber Risk Management Firm Safe Security

Safe Security, a Palo Alto-headquartered cyber risk management company established in 2012, recently acquired $33 million in capital via a round that was led by BT Group Plc, which is notably one of the United Kingdom’s largest telecommunications and network service providers. Safe Security, with… Read More

Biometric Authentication Pension Solution Introduced by UK’s Crown Agents Bank, a Provider of Cross-border Payments

Crown Agents Bank reveals that it has introduced a biometric authentication pension solution, called EMpower Pensions. It offers secure, end-to-end pensions management, along with local and international pension payroll, from a unified, all-digital platform. EMpower Pensions aims to enhance the pensioner’s proof of life checking… Read More

Switzerland’s PostFinance to Protect 3 Million Debit Cards with FICO Falcon Platform, an AI based Protection Solution

Analytics software company FICO recently revealed that Switzerland-based PostFinance will be protecting almost 3 million debit cards with the FICO® Falcon® Platform, an AI-enhanced payments card protection solution. PostFinance, the financial services division of Swiss Post, says it will be using the Falcon Platform to… Read More

Nearly 75% of Financial Institutions in US, UK Reveal there’s an Increase in Cybercrime Following COVID Outbreak: Report

Almost three-quarters or 75% of financial institutions have reported an increase in cybercrime activities since the Covid-19 outbreak (around February 2020), according to a survey released by BAE Systems. The survey of 902 banking institutions and insurance providers, based in the US and the UK,… Read More

Fraudulent Activities via Online Platforms have Increased Significantly as More Transactions are Now Conducted via the Internet

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced individuals and businesses to adopt new working practices and move their operations online. This has led to a considerable increase in fraudulent activities being carried out via digital platforms, because many more transactions are now conducted online or via the… Read More

Cost of Cybercrime to Surpass $1 Trillion in 2020 due to Global Shift to Remote Working Environment following COVID-19 Outbreak: Report

The global shift by individuals and organizations towards working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in the overall costs related to cybercrime – which is on track to surpass $1 trillion this year for the very first time ever…. Read More

Banks and Fintech Firms Must Work Cooperatively to Address Critical Issues like Cybersecurity, UBS CEO Recommends

Ralph Hamers, CEO at UBS Group AG (SWX: UBSG), a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company based in Switzerland with around $1 trillion in assets, has noted that innovation and collaboration haven’t really been the norm for many traditional financial institutions. Hamers, whose… Read More

Investment Platform Fumbi Network Selects Ledger As its Digital Asset Custody and Security Solutions Provider

Investment platform Fumbi Network, which was founded by Juraj Forgacs in late 2018, has chosen French crypto-asset security firm Ledger as its custody and security solutions provider. As explained by Ledger, Fumbi Network is “a simple and secure service that enables those in the Slovak… Read More

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