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Sequent Re-certifies Against the Highest Level of Payment Card Security

June 14th, 2017

Payments and data security is a never-ending journey punctuated by both “milestones” and “events”. Milestones are the high points associated with meaningful security improvements (e.g. a new feature, product, or tool that better protects the data) or newly demonstrated competency […]

Mobile payments security with a “Defense in Depth”

March 29th, 2017

Mobile payments is the next “big thing” for consumers. But how can we keep it from becoming so for hackers as well? As our “always on” culture moves from good old plastic and chip cards to mobile phones, where data […]

Infographic: Securing Mobile Payments with a Defense in Depth

February 16th, 2016

The popularization of mobile payments through services like Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay bring with it some of the biggest security challenges faced in a generation. Yearly shipments of NFC-enabled mobile phones are growing at an incredibly rapid […]

Webinar: The Empire Strikes Back! How Banks Can Win the Wallet Wars

June 2nd, 2015

Banks risk being intermediated by major wallet providers by not enabling their own banking app for payments. Learn how they can fight back!   The branded mobile app is the closest, cheapest connection banks have ever had with their customers. […]

Mobile payments and the great wallet shuffle – which bank will come out on top?

May 26th, 2015

Depending on which survey you read, anywhere from 28% to 48% of iPhone 6 users have already tried Apple Pay, and half of those who haven’t intend to do so in the next 90 days. These astoundingly high numbers will […]

Mobile payment fraud – Emerging ground for cyber criminals

May 4th, 2015

We may love the Hollywood movies about amazing bank or jewelry heists, armored car robberies, art scams, and the like, but smart criminals figured out long ago that a good financial data breach is a much more lucrative form of […]

Tokenization is not enough: Ensuring secure mobile payments using dynamic issuance with on-device security and management

February 26th, 2015

HCE cloud-based mobile payments have opened a new chapter in the industry’s thinking around security of card data on-device and the risk management associated with it.  The lack of secure element hardware storage on-device creates the need for strong software […]

Secure elements vs cloud-based HCE: What is more secure for NFC mobile payments?

October 25th, 2014

With the introduction earlier this year of Host Card Emulation (HCE) and last month’s reveal of the iPhone 6, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is making a strong move to fulfill its promise to be the dominant “physical world” payments […]

What is tokenization?

July 30th, 2014

At its root, a token is something with low value representing something with high value; just as a casino chip represents cash. In electronic payments, tokenization is being used to reduce security risks inherent in the collection and transfer of […]

What Sequent’s Visa approval means

April 11th, 2014

On April 9th, Sequent announced that our Digital Issuance platform had been approved by Visa. Why am I so pleased to have passed one of the most grueling security evaluations a commercial entity can suffer through? One that makes PCI […]

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