Security News and CertiVox Blog

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

Posted by CertiVox Team

Nov 21, 2014 2:32:00 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

CertiVox raises $8M in Series B financing from NTT DOCOMO Ventures and OCTOPUS Investments

Posted by Brian Spector

May 1, 2014 8:20:00 AM

Corporate Venture Capital Unit of Japan's largest mobile services provider makes strategic investment to accelerate adoption of CertiVox’s M-Pin Strong Authentication Platform

May 1st, 2014, London, UK – CertiVox, an innovator in authentication and encryption, today announced it has raised Series B funding of $8 Million from NTT DOCOMO Ventures and current investors Octopus Investments. The investment by NTT DOCOMO Ventures is its first in Europe, signifying the innovation and strength of CertiVox’s technology and its breakthrough potential to solve current problems in online authentication systems. Taken together with the company’s Seed and Series A financings, CertiVox has raised $17 Million to date.

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Topics: CertiVox News, Security News

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

As Bruce Schneier has stated in a blog about the Heartbleed bug: On a scale of 1 to 10, this goes to 11. 

A flaw in OpenSSL allows an attacker to grab 64K of memory from a server. This can be done multiple times, never leaving a trace.  That’s enough to pull anything, including the private keys that safeguard SSL / TLS, passwords out of a database, anything resident in memory during the operation of the server, directly out of the server being attacked.

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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.

SC Magazine is the leading publication in the information security space, and the awards are the most coveted and prestigious. It is a major validation of our technology and wider business. 

The category isn’t broadly for authentication solutions. It is focused specifically on next generation, multifactor solutions. In order to make the shortlist we had to describe how our technology helps our customers meet the challenges of the future – driving user adoption, defending against new security threats, ensuring compliance with the latest regulations, and differentiating from the competition.

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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

CertiVox launches M-Pin upgrade to stem the flow of lost usernames and passwords

Posted by Frank Boening

Nov 14, 2013 3:00:00 PM

Used by Dematic, M-Pin enhancement includes mobile client 

London, UK – November 14 2013CertiVox, a leading provider of authentication and encryption software and services, today announces a mobile enhancement to M-Pin, allowing users to log into services on a PC using their own smartphone, eliminating security concerns around using different PCs. With over 93 million identities reportedly lost in 2012[1] alone by high profile organisations, M-Pin provides strong multi-factor authentication which is designed to replace the vulnerable username and password login system for digital services.

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Topics: CertiVox News, Security News, Authentication

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

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