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Thales Finds U.S. Businesses Still Put Too Much Faith in Passwords

Thales Finds U.S. Businesses Still Put Too Much Faith in Passwords

Thales has turned its attention to the U.S. and Brazil in its latest Access Management Index. The company previously looked at Europe and the Middle East, and found that many organizations still relied too heavily on passwords despite the known security risks. The findings were similar in the U.S. and Brazil. The new report found…

Thales Forecasts Rise of Biometric Payment Cards

Thales Forecasts Rise of Biometric Payment Cards

Thales is the latest organization to suggest that COVID-19 could accelerate the adoption of contactless payment technologies. The company notes that the amount of cash in circulation has decreased during the pandemic, while online transactions have gone up in the same period. Now Thales is arguing that some of the changes could be permanent, and…

Thales Provides Security Advice for Remote Workers

Thales Provides Security Advice for Remote Workers

Thales is the latest organization to warn about the rising threat of cyberattacks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company observed that the transition to remote work has created security gaps that cybercriminals are now trying to exploit. The concerns echo those of security specialists like Yubico and BioCatch, which have already noted that people have…

Thales Unveils Scalable IoT SAFE Solution with Telstra, Microsoft, and Arduino

Thales Unveils Scalable IoT SAFE Solution with Telstra, Microsoft, and Arduino

Thales has teamed up with a trio of other companies to develop a new IoT security solution. The company’s IoT SAFE application is compliant with the GSMA’s latest IoT SAFE requirements, and was developed in collaboration with Telstra, Microsoft, and Arduino. The application itself was built to establish a trusted line of communication between the…

Thales Advises Companies to Be More Careful During Digital Transformation

Thales Advises Companies to Be More Careful During Digital Transformation

Thales has released its 2020 Data Threat Report, which suggests that organizations need to be more careful when going through a digital transformation. The report specifically found that companies that were the furthest along in their digital transformation were the most likely to have experienced a breach at some point in the past year. The…

Thales Releases New Passwordless Authentication Devices

Thales Releases New Passwordless Authentication Devices

Thales has released new passwordless authentication devices that can be used to log into Microsoft Azure AD apps and services. The devices are geared towards enterprise customers, and are compliant with the latest FIDO2 standards. To that end, the devices will act as a hardware token that can be deployed for PKI-FIDO use cases. The…

Thales Gets Common Criteria Certification for Mobile ID Security

Thales Gets Common Criteria Certification for Mobile ID Security

Global digital security firm Thales announced that it is the first company to achieve the highest international security standard ‘Common Criteria’ for its mobile ID software. The Common Criteria certification is an objective series of evaluations aimed at validating that a particular product or system meets a pre-defined level of security. Thales’ Gemalto Mobile ID…

Thales Provides Authentication Tech for La Poste Mobile App

Thales Provides Authentication Tech for La Poste Mobile App

Thales has teamed up with Docaposte to upgrade the security of La Poste’s Identité Numérique mobile app. Docaposte is the digital subsidiary of La Poste, and is spearheading the collaboration between Thales and the French postal service provider.   To that end, Docaposte will integrate Gemalto’s two-factor mobile authentication technology into the Identité Numérique mobile app.…

Thales and Queensland Collaborate on Digital Driver’s Licenses

Thales and Queensland Collaborate on Digital Driver’s Licenses

Thales is collaborating with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to launch Australia’s first Digital Driver’s License. The smartphone application will make its debut with a 2020 pilot on the Fraser Coast before expanding to the rest of Queensland’s 3.7 million citizens. The application is built with Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet, which…

Thales Explains How Tokenization will Improve Credit Card Security

Thales Explains How Tokenization will Improve Credit Card Security

Thales has shed some light on the future of cybersecurity with a new blog post that explains how the financial industry is leveraging tokenization technology to reduce the threat of data breaches and online credit card fraud. The company notes that while PINs and chips have lowered the amount of fraud that is carried out…

Commercially Launched Biometric Payment Card Features FPC, Thales Tech

Commercially Launched Biometric Payment Card Features FPC, Thales Tech

“Like other emerging biometric payment cards, the Cornèrcard Biometric Gold Visa supports contactless payments and is designed to harvest energy from payment terminals.” Switzerland has become the site of one of the very first commercial launches of a biometric payment card. It’s a significant development, though it is on a small scale. Cornèrcard has launched…

Fingerprint Cards Confirms Involvement in NatWest’s Biometric Credit Card Pilot

Fingerprint Cards Confirms Involvement in NatWest’s Biometric Credit Card Pilot

“The new payment cards have been developed in partnership with Mastercard and Gemalto, the digital security specialist acquired by Thales earlier this year.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is in play in NatWest’s biometric credit card trial, the company has confirmed. The pilot program was just launched by the British bank, expanding its exploration of…

Thales and Verint Publish Comprehensive Cyberthreat Handbook

Thales and Verint Publish Comprehensive Cyberthreat Handbook

Thales and Verint have joined forces to publish The Cyberthreat Handbook, a comprehensive guide to the international cybersecurity landscape. The Handbook examines approximately 60 major groups and 490 individual attack campaigns, offering details about the motive, methods, and targets of the world’s most prominent cybercriminals. The two companies are hoping that the Handbook will help…

Treezor Protects User Data with Cloud-Based HSM Services from Thales

Treezor Protects User Data with Cloud-Based HSM Services from Thales

The electronic money issuer Treezor has deployed the SafeNet Data Protection On Demand (DPoD) platform from Thales to protect the personal and financial information of its users. The cloud-based HSM service will allow Treezor to remain compliant with data protection regulations like GDPR and the Mastercard network. “The financial industry is one of the most…

Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet Stores All of Your Digital IDs on Your Smartphone

Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet Stores All of Your Digital IDs on Your Smartphone

Gemalto has released a new Digital ID Wallet that holds electronic ID documents instead of cash. The mobile app allows people to store and access the digital versions of identity documents like health cards, identity cards, and driver’s licenses directly on their smartphones, consolidating multiple forms of identification in one convenient place.   “The Digital…

e-Passports Market is Set to Surge: Report

e-Passports Market is Set to Surge: Report

The global market for e-passports is going to surge over the next few years, according to a new report from Technavio. The market research firm forecasts a CAGR of 21 percent between 2019 and 2023, equating to $23.93 billion in growth. In a report summary, a senior Technavio analyst explained that an increasing number of…

NatWest Trial of Biometric Payment Cards Features FPC Tech

NatWest Trial of Biometric Payment Cards Features FPC Tech

“The trial program is a significant development for Fingerprint Cards, which has looked to the emerging biometric payment cards market as an important new business area… “ The UK bank NatWest has started its trial of biometric payment cards, and Fingerprint Cards technology is playing a role, the latter has announced. News that NatWest would…

Thales Pursues Final Share Buyout with Gemalto to be Delisted May 29th

Thales Pursues Final Share Buyout with Gemalto to be Delisted May 29th

“Now, since it holds over 95 percent of Gemalto’s shares, Thales has been following through on its statutory obligation to buy out the remaining shares in order to attain a 100 percent shareholding.” Just a little over 97 percent of Gemalto shares have now been tendered to Thales‘ acquisition offer, the companies have announced. It’s…

Thales Formally Completes its Acquisition of Gemalto

Thales Formally Completes its Acquisition of Gemalto

After months of negotiations, Thales has finally completed its acquisition of Gemalto. The final price tag was €4.8 billion, and increases Thales’s revenues to €19 billion for 2018. “With Gemalto, Thales has acquired a set of highly complementary technologies and competencies with applications in all of our five vertical markets,” said Thales Chairman and CEO…

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