Tag: Identity theft

Digital security: What does it mean to be free?

The rapid change in the way people interact with brands is exciting. It gives the customer complete choice in how they engage with brands. However, as more personal data is shared companies must also protect customers from the increased risk of identity theft, which struck high profile brands with a vengeance in 2011.

The art of a technology blog

It’s always pleasing to see creative, informed content get the recognition it deserves, particularly in the world of social media so I decided to look at some of the security, telecoms and emerging tech blogs that we’ve been following here at Gemalto.

Government & Healthcare Topics Ahead as Gemalto Heads to Government…

This week, Gemalto is heading to Washington, DC for the Smart Card Alliance’s annual government conference.  We will be blogging from the event and after, as there is sure to be a lot of news regarding some of the most pressing topics in government, healthcare and trusted IDs on the Internet. Some of the topics […]

With US Fraud, It Takes a Bust to Bring Awareness

Recent Nilson Report fraud numbers show that the United States accounts for 47 percent of global fraud, even though it generates only 27 percent of the total volume of purchase transactions. Alarming, right?  Still, I haven’t seen very much media coverage of this news. What has generated a lot of coverage recently is the “Biggest ID […]

Can Smart Cards Save the Medicare System 30 Billion Dollars…

Fraudulent claims and identity theft are widely known as the bane of the Medicare system, as it suffers more than $60 billion in fraud every year through practices like phantom billing and durable medical equipment fraud.   The system in place pays first, and then chases the fraud after the fact.  Wouldn’t it be better to […]

Is software eating NFC?

An interesting debate has been open on NFC mobile payments services moving from hardware to software-based solutions. But with the risk of an increase in fraud is still a main concern. We feel that software coupled with hardware-based authentication might be the answer.