On April 27th, LSEC - cyber security hub - in collaboration with B-Hive - fintech hub - organized a first joint event focused on the ongoing innovative developments in the financial services domain impacting not only financial services, but also its supply chain and operational transactions such as cyber security and information security components. 

An insightfull perspective by authentication expert Isabel group introduced us into some of the challenges, including authentication developments and helping understanding some of the complexities which resulted in the current RTS (regulatory technical standard) and SCA (Strong Customer Authentication)  for TTP (trusted third parties). The PSD2 directive already exists since January 2016, and is currently being adopted by the European Member States, in particular their NCA (national competent authorities), usually the regulators. Next to the PSD2 directive that amongst other enables other companies to access account information for payment services, new developments such as API's are equally seeing their routes into market. The Glue and Oracle presented insightful views of the current developments towards Open API. The NBB (National Bank of Belgium), one of the co-authors of the RTS, keynoted the event with the core fundamental behind these developments and insights in some of the working that had led to its current state. He also indicated some future routes. Identity technology provider TrustBuilder and authentication providers Vasco and SDO presented their views on the role of existing and developing authentication technologies. During some of the panels, the operators such as Ingenico and Twiki reasoned on their current challenges and how they got there; Finally other security challenges were brought by BAE Systems, indicating that there is much more than authentication in securing these new developments. 
For more information and documentation background, visit the event page. 

LSEC & B-Hive Open Banking Security & PSD2 event, Brussels.

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Verizon Business

 

verizon busines logowhite bigVerizon Business (former Ubizen acquired by Cybertrust) is the principal provider of Managed Security Solutions for global businesses. Companies rely on Ubizen OnlineGuardian� for outsourced management, monitoring and support of enterprise security devices 24x7x365. Expert security analysts at three Security Operations Centers worldwide, utilize unique SEAM� technology to analyze millions of security events and rapidly respond to the real security threats.

A Professional Services team complements Ubizen OnlineGuardian, by helping enterprises plan and implement vulnerability assessments, security policies and security infrastructures. Ubizen DMZ/Shield� Enterprise is a software product that protects Web servers from application-level attacks, such as Nimda and Code Red, as well as future vulnerabilities.

Founded in 1995, Ubizen is the trusted partner of major financial institutions and corporates, and today monitors 3000 devices in over 35 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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Vasco

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VASCO designs, develops, markets and supports patented User Authentication products for e-business and e-commerce. VASCO�s Digipass products are delivered as hardware authentication tokens carried by an end user, or in a software format on mobile phones, other portable devices, and PCs or on a server based Digipass Authentication Server.

For user access control, VASCO�s VACMAN Server products guarantee that only designated Digipass users get access to the application. VASCO�s target markets are the applications and their several hundred million users that utilize fixed passwords as security. VASCO�s time-based system generates a �one-time� password that changes with every use, and is virtually impossible to hack, or break.

With 8 million current users of its Digipass products, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong Identity Authentication with almost 200 international financial institutions, approximately 800 blue-chip corporations, and governments representing more than 50 countries.

# Digipass family of advanced authentication tokens
# Connected (USB) and unconnected secure readers for EMV and PKI smart cards
# Integrated server solutions for VPN, firewall, RAS, LAN, WLAN, WEB and Web mail
# Consultancy for development and implementation of 3DES, AES and PKI based secure authentication devices
# Fulfillment services (programming of Digipass)

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Unisys

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Visibility for Secure Business Operations

Unisys helps you secure your business operations so you can better focus on opportunities. We do it by creating visibility throughout all layers of your enterprise: exposing cause-and-effect relationships between strategy, business processes, applications and infrastructure.

We combine expertise in
Consulting
Systems integration
Outsourcing
Infrastructure
Server technology

 

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Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:00

Symantec

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Symantec helps consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world.

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Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. The company has evolved to become one of the world's largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries. We provide security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company.

Securing and Managing an Information-Driven World
Customers of all sizes are faced with one essential challenge: the need to secure and manage an enormous amount of information. We all live and work in an information-driven world. Information is the lifeblood of modern business and, increasingly, of modern life. Each year, the amount of information we create increases exponentially and securing and managing our information-driven world becomes even more important and challenging. Customers are increasingly concerned about how to secure and manage their increasing amounts of information – from digital photos to business critical data.
Securing and managing all this information is a tough job.
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company. Our company's unique focus is to eliminate risks to information, technology and processes independent of the device, platform, interaction or location.
Positioned for Growth
In our core businesses – consumer, endpoint security, storage management and backup – we utilize our market leadership positions to accelerate new growth opportunities. As the industry matures, we pair new technologies with our core solutions to deliver integrated solutions that address evolving customer needs.
As the threat landscape evolves and customers shift to adapt to new technologies and technology consumption, we are investing in future growth areas such as mobile, virtualization and SaaS that will help to reduce cost and complexity for our customers. Symantec leverages internal R&D, acquisitions and partnerships to accelerate our long-term strategy.
Protect completely
With Symantec, customers can protect more of their information and its technology infrastructure, in greater depth, wherever information is stored or used. From securing a consumer's online identity and interactions to protecting an organization's mission-critical data, Symantec offers the leading and best-of-breed security, backup and recovery, data availability and data loss prevention products.
Manage easily
As a platform-independent software company without bias to an individual operating system or hardware environment, Symantec helps customers manage more technologies with greater efficiency, on more platforms – even in virtual environments – than any other company. With multi-platform software and a worldwide delivery and support infrastructure, Symantec helps customers optimize technology investments throughout their lifetimes.
Control automatically
With the most comprehensive portfolio of security and management software, Symantec helps customers control more processes, automatically, whether on the home PC or in the corporate data center. From the market leading all-in-one Norton security products to an integrated enterprise software portfolio, Symantec helps standardize and automate the way people and organizations enforce policies — from online safety to company-wide IT compliance.
Global Perspective. Global Leadership.
Since its inception in 1982, Symantec has grown into a Fortune 500 company through a combination of internal development, strategic acquisition and partnering with industry leaders. At every step in the company's growth we have expanded both our technological expertise and our understanding of customer needs. Our ability to successfully integrate internally developed with technologies we acquire has kept Symantec at the front of its industry and enabled us to provide best-of-breed solutions for millions of corporate and individual customers in more than 48 countries. It is what has earned the company almost every major technology award and top-tier rankings from industry analysts.

Symantec's teams around the world are developing technologies and building solutions to help customers secure and manage their information. The company has a robust portfolio and a long history of technology leadership.
Security Technology and Response (STAR)
Symantec's Security Technology and Response (STAR) division, which includes Security Response, is a global team of security engineers, virus hunters, threat analysts, and researchers that provides the underlying security technology, content, and support for all Symantec corporate and consumer security products. The group is Symantec's eyes and ears when it comes to surveying and keeping a finger on the pulse of the Internet security threat landscape.
Symantec Research Labs
Symantec Research Labs (SRL) is Symantec's global research organization and has played a leading role in developing and commercializing numerous cutting-edge technologies across Symantec's business areas. Commercialized technologies from the group include industry leading rootkit protection, innovative browser protection technology to proactively block future exploits of known vulnerabilities, Symantec's first antispam technology, generic exploit blocking technology that proactively blocks fast-spreading threats, online consumer security services, and technology to help protect our nation's critical power-grid infrastructure. SRL also partners with outside organizations on joint projects, through its university and government research efforts.
Insight and Innovation
Creativity is deeply woven into Symantec's culture with great technology and business ideas coming from across the company organically and through acquisition. The company holds more than 1200 global patents. Engineers throughout the company pursue advanced projects and work with our engineering centers, research labs and global services teams to translate hands-on experience into new security, storage and systems management technologies. Symantec also plays a leading role in key industry standards and certifications programs. It all contributes to the strong culture of innovation that we believe will continue to drive the company's growth for the next quarter century and beyond.
Software and Services to Enable Confidence in a Connected World
Symantec's portfolio of software and services protects completely, in ways that can be managed easily and with controls that can be enforced automatically – enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. Our market-leading solutions help customers ensure that their information – from digital photos to intellectual property – is secure and well-managed.
Consumer Products
Symantec's Norton brand of award-winning Consumer Products for individual users, home offices and small businesses focuses on delivering online protection of our customers, their systems and the things they value most – photos, documents, videos, and music – without compromising system performance. Our Norton brand of products and services range from Internet security and backup and recovery solutions to PC tune-up and PC help services that assist our users to resolve their computer problems and allow them to get the most out of their PC.
Security and Compliance
Security and Compliance focuses on providing large, medium and small-sized organizations with solutions for information risk management, endpoint security and management, data loss prevention, and endpoint virtualization. Our security and management solutions ensure that information, infrastructure and processes can be protected, managed and controlled across physical and virtual platforms.
Storage and Availability Management
Storage and Availability Management focuses on providing enterprise customers with storage management and high availability as well as data protection solutions across heterogeneous storage and server platforms.
Symantec.cloud
Symantec.cloud, Symantec's hosted services, uses the power of cloud computing to secure and manage information stored on endpoints and delivered via email, Web, and instant messaging. Building on the foundation of MessageLabs market leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings and proven Symantec technologies, Symantec.cloud provides essential protection while virtually eliminating the need to manage hardware and software on site.
Symantec Services
Symantec Services offers deep technical knowledge and expert resources including, managed services, hosted and support and education Services. With an expert staff and an extensive partner network, we help customers address information security, availability, storage, and compliance challenges from the endpoint to the data center.
Industry Standards
As an industry leader in providing platform-agnostic software solutions, Symantec is critically dependent on highly functional, open, and interoperable industry standards. These same standards simultaneously ensure that our customers realize maximum vendor selection flexibility, ever increasing security, and streamlined efficiency in managing computing solutions.
Symantec has founded and now leads many industry standards efforts, and most Symantec products are based on standards. A few examples of the standards that Symantec integrates in its products include SCSI, iSCSI, SNMP, Fibre Channel, the HBI-API, Ethernet, and SMI-S.

For more information, please visit : http://www.symantec.com/about/

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Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:00

Sophos

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Trusted by 100 million users and endorsed by industry analysts as a leader, Sophos provides a full range of endpoint, encryption, email, web and NAC solutions that are simple to deploy, manage and use.

Sophos is a global company, headquartered in the UK and USA, with subsidiary head offices in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Singapore.

Our vision, commitment to research and development, and rigorous attention to quality have enabled us to maintain strong year-on-year growth and the highest levels of customer satisfaction in the industry.

Sophos was founded in 1985 and released its first virus scanning engine in 1989. Over the next decade, Sophos expanded its product portfolio, customer base and employee levels, opening subsidiary offices around the world to help support global demand for its award-winning Sophos Anti-Virus.

In 2003, Sophos entered the anti-spam market with the acquisition of Vancouver-based company, ActiveState, and PureMessage was developed for a range of platforms.

Sophos moved to its new UK-based headquarters in 2004, and continued to grow. More subsidiary offices were opened, the world's first managed email appliance was launched, closely followed by the Sophos Web Appliance.

Following the acquisition of ENDFORCE in 2007 and Utimaco in 2009, Sophos now has a full range of complementary encryption, endpoint, email, web and NAC solutions that protect data, filter traffic for security threats, spam and policy infringements, control access to the network, and keep businesses free of viruses, spyware and other malware.

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Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:00

Palo Alto Networks

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Palo Alto Networks is the network security company. Security visionary Nir Zuk founded the company in 2005 with a mission to re-invent enterprise network security, starting with the firewall. Network security in most enterprises is fragmented and broken, exposing them to unwanted business risks and ever-rising costs. We believe that the firewall needs to become the most strategically important network security device in the enterprise. Our management team and board of directors consist of key figures in the most important networking and security companies and related technologies, including the invention of stateful inspection, hardware-based security, and intrusion prevention. Our engineering team brings a track record of delivering quality networking and security solutions for Check Point, Cisco, NetScreen, McAfee, Juniper Networks, and others.
We began shipping our family of next-generation firewalls in 2007 and to date have installed our solutions in more than 1,250 enterprise IT organizations worldwide, including many Fortune 500 companies. Gartner positions us as a visionary in their most recent Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls. We maintain sales offices across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Japan, and deliver our firewalls through a worldwide network of distributors and resellers.

At Palo Alto Networks, our mission is to fundamentally address the role of the firewall in the grander scheme of network security infrastructure and software deployments.
To that end, we offer real innovation in the firewall, enabling unprecedented visibility and control of all applications and content—by user, not just IP address—at up to 10Gbps with no performance degradation. Based on patent-pending App-ID™ technology, our next-generation firewalls accurately identify more than 1,000 applications—regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption—and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. As a result, the firewall is once again able to function as a strategic point of network control. This enables enterprises to embrace Enterprise 2.0, while maintaining complete visibility and control and significantly reducing total cost of ownership through device consolidation.

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Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:00

On2It

ON2IT logo 021n2It is a IT security integrator.

Our duty is protecting your company's information. We specialize in securing complex infrastructures, sensitive business information, risk reduction and offering compliance solutions for medium to large organizations.
Specialist

ON2IT uses top-of-the-line security solutions provided by our partners to counter the ever increasing risks of cybercrime with innovation. We work closely with our suppliers to provide you with smart and optimized IT security management. This helps you prevent virus infections, unauthorized access and data leakage. By using our specialist knowledge and experience we work with you to professionally secure your IT environment. We are trusted by companies to secure and protect thousands of identities, millions of transactions and terabytes of data.
Service

ON2IT plays an active role in developing IT security services to maintain a leading role in our branch. We provide an infocenter for those who want to enrich their knowledge by self-learning, but you are also welcome to contact our IT security expert center directly. Our professionals offer consultancy services to provide your IT infrastructure with best-of-breed security. Our way of implementing security is that we tune our products and services to match your needs and requirements, while optimizing your IT security processes to reduce complexity and cost. We are ON to your IT – protecting your organization with managed security.

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Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:00

NXP (founded by Philips)

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NXP is an independent semiconductor company with a fi fty-year history of providing engineers and designers with semiconductors and software that deliver better sensory experiences for mobile communications, consumer electronics, security applications, contactless payment and connectivity, and in-car entertainment and networking.

Focus Markets
Mobile & Personal
NXP's industry-leading Nexperia mobile multimedia solutions enable everything from high-end smartphones to ultra-low-cost handsets, as well as TV-on-mobile, connectivity (Bluetooth, WLAN, UMA), gaming, MP3 audio, MPEG-4 video, digital imaging and GPS location-based services – raising the bar for mobile multimedia performance..

Home
NXP's Nexperia-based Home solutions and audio/video components enable manufacturers to innovate embedded multimedia features and next-generation, connected multimedia appliances for a connected living experience – making it easier than ever to enjoy and share multimedia content in every room.

Identification
NXP's contactless technologies are designed to track inventory, improve logistics and protect people's information-driven lives. Our technologies can be found in everything from Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags that authenticate medicines, to e-ticketing systems that cut commute times and e-passports that fi ght identity theft and increase border security. In particular, Near Field Communication (NFC), a technology NXP co-developed, gives instant yet completely secure access to entertainment, information and services, so your NFC-enabled mobile phone can be your wallet, entertainment centre, travel guide and house keys.

Automotive
NXP's Nexperia-based processors for automotive offer the same incredible sights and sounds you expect at home, with seamless connectivity to your personal media player. Our in-vehicle networking technologies like FlexRay make cars more responsive and safer to drive while our RF-based car access solutions can help you put car thieves out of business.

Multimarket Semiconductors
NXP has one of the largest portfolios of multimarket semiconductors in the industry, from basic building blocks like timers and amplifi ers to sophisticated ICs that improve media processing, wireless connectivity, and broadband communications. These are designed to save space, extend battery life, enable customized solutions tailored to customers' needs, and make it easy to implement last-minute changes.

Software
NXP Software is a fully independent company and leading provider of software solutions that improve sound, voice, and video quality in mobile handsets. It is also a member of the NXP Partner Program for software, systems and design, so customers get direct access to their industry-leading options for Nexperia-based technologies.

One of the main supporting competence programmes which is located at NXP site in Leuven is Security. The programme is built around three cornerstones of security expertise:
- cryptographic algorithms, security mechanisms, protocols and services
- secure platforms (including software IPR protection)
- DRM and copy protection.

The team is currently most active on embedded systems, including DSPs, in the areas of multimedia, mobile infotainment, automotive, healthcare and well-being.

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Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:00

LIN.K nv - LINKID

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LIN.K nv is a privately held Belgian company founded in 1992 and provider of technologies and services for online user registration, identification, strong authentication, digital signature/validation of data/transactions using smart cards, mobile phones, tokens and biometrics.

The LIN.K nv team has +20 years of international experience in the authentication industry, especially in the banking and corporate sector as well as with eID applications.

linkID is a standards based user centric e-identity and credential management concept developed and marketed by LIN.K nv by a highly specialised and skilled team using advanced development methods and techniques such as extreme programming and agile development. linkID is supported by IWT in Belgium.

 

 

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