Security News and CertiVox Blog

Silicon Valley Comes to the UK, CertiVox joins Scale Up Club list

Posted by CertiVox Team

Nov 21, 2014 2:32:57 PM

Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (‘SVC2UK’) has today announced the 60 companies who have been invited to join the Scale Up Club this year, including Amplience, Appear Here, Blippar, CertiVox, CityFibre, Conversocial, Glow, Genius, Jolla, Secretsales, Spark Energy, and Somo.  

The Scale Up Club, formerly known as the SVC2UK 100 Club, celebrates the most-promising businesses from across Europe, with the potential to reach £100m revenue in the next 3-5 years. The CEOs of these innovative and inspirational businesses join the SVC2UK Scale Up Club alumni, and will take part in a year-round programme of mentoring sessions, networking and workshops - starting today with the CEO Summit at the London Stock Exchange.

The CEO Summit is SVC2UK’s flagship event, with leading Silicon Valley and UK entrepreneurs – for example from Facebook, Google, Edmodo, Noodle Education, Intuitive Surgical, MIO and August Capital - offering their time as mentors in small workshops to help CEOs who are scaling companies to address their current barriers to scale.

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Topics: CertiVox News, Security News

A Brief History of Authentication

Posted by Dr Michael Scott

Nov 20, 2014 5:08:00 PM

Introduction

We authenticate ourselves multiple times every day. Every time we open a door with a key we are authenticating ourselves to the building we are entering, simply by demonstrating possession of the key. When we buy something with a bankcard we authenticate ourselves via possession of the card and knowledge of the associated PIN. This is known as two factor authentication. We use passports to authenticate ourselves when we travel. Sometimes we authenticate by simply recognising each other, although this is not a very scalable method. Failure to authenticate quickly or accurately can have fatal consequences -- in the American Civil War the famous confederate General Stonewall Jackson was killed by his own troops for failing to authenticate himself.

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Topics: Security News, Authentication

Heartbleed vulnerability got you resetting passwords? Our customers don’t worry because they don’t use passwords!

Posted by Brian Spector

Apr 10, 2014 2:01:00 PM

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Topics: Security News, Authentication

We have been shortlisted by SC Magazine Awards!

Posted by CertiVox Team

Mar 4, 2014 1:26:00 PM

CertiVox’s M-Pin Multifactor Authentication Platform has been shortlisted for ‘Best Multifactor Solution’ at the SC Magazine Europe Awards. This is a significant milestone for our company for a number of reasons.

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Topics: Security News

Security within the Financial Sector

Posted by Sally Brown

Mar 3, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Global Banking & Finance Review recently spoke with Brian Spector, CEO, CertiVox about security within the financial sector, including the state of user security, common threats and organizations can be doing.

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Topics: Security News, Cryptography

The real story on the PrivateSky takedown.

Posted by Brian Spector

Dec 12, 2013 1:32:00 PM

With the story about our PrivateSky takedown now public, I want to take the opportunity to clarify a few points in various articles that have appeared since yesterday covering the story.

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Topics: CertiVox News, Secure Information Exchange

Backdoors in NIST elliptic curves

Posted by Dr Michael Scott

Oct 24, 2013 12:19:00 PM

Cryptography is a lot about trust. And in the real world cryptography depends on standards, as the standardisation of cryptographic algorithms is how cryptography is projected into the real world.

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Topics: CertiVox News, Cryptography, News

CertiVox at GiGaOM Structure: Europe 2013

Posted by Raina Beck

Sep 30, 2013 4:59:00 PM

Two weeks ago CertiVox took part in the Structure Europe event hosted by Gigaom. This event was all about building the global cloud and some of the top global IT practitioners joined together on stage to analyze technology and product needs for cloud services in Europe. Set at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London, the Event began on the 18th September and lasted for two days. Influential companies in the cloud solutions business aligned next to the hottest start-ups on the scene, which created a good mixture of exhibitors. The representatives from CertiVox enjoyed meeting lots of interesting companies like Import.io who won the Start-up launch pad contest and familiar faces like Cloud66. It is always good practice for start-ups such as us to be out there to learn from and connect with folks from the technology scene.

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Topics: CertiVox News, Authentication, Event, News

My Internship at CertiVox

Posted by Raina Beck

Sep 24, 2013 2:35:00 PM

The female computer voice telling me: ‘you got mail’ tore me out of deep thoughts about everything and nothing – it is semester break.

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Topics: CertiVox News

Strong and simple two factor authentication vs traditional usernames and passwords, let battle commence.

Posted by Sally Brown

Aug 27, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Battle you say? We love usernames and passwords *shudder

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Topics: CertiVox News, Security News, Authentication