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英国CertiVox社、パスワードを使わない認証技術(M-Pin)提供で NTTソフトウェアとリセーラーパートナー契約締結を発表

Posted by CertiVox Team

May 11, 2015 4:30:00 PM

CertiVox Ltd (本社:英国ロンドン,CEO Brian Spector、以下CertiVox )は、パスワードを完全に排除し、パスワードに対する攻撃を無効化した革新的な認証システムであるM-Pinの日本での最初のリセーラーパートナーとして、NTTソフトウェア株式会社(本社:東京都港区 代表取締役社長 山田伸一、以下 NTTソフトウェア)と契約合意したことを発表いたします。

CertiVoxは2015年2月に、日本法人であるCertiVox株式会社(代表取締役:岡村一久)を立ち上げるとともに、今回のNTTソフトウェアとのリセーラーパートナー契約提携により、M-Pinを組み合わせたソリューション開発と顧客開拓に共同で取り組んでゆき、日本市場での本格的な普及をめざします。M-Pinの技術は、5月13日から東京ビックサイトで開催される情報セキュリティExpoのNTTソフトウェアのブースで技術展示を予定しています。

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Topics: CertiVox News, Authentication

Whatever it is, it needs security

Posted by Dr Michael Scott

Apr 28, 2015 2:44:00 PM

The ubiquity of “things” is both a strength and a weakness when considering the potential of the Internet of things. The possibilities of what can be connected are, literally, endless. Firstly, there will not be just one IoT, there will be multiple, and each will differ and be largely disjointed from the rest. The things may be identical or different in terms of computing capability and overall significance. The things may be mobile or stationary, and it’s not immediately clear if security will be an issue in every use-case.

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Topics: Security News, Cryptography

Re-imagining Internet Security Infrastructure

Posted by Brian Spector

Apr 22, 2015 1:00:00 PM

It’s time for a re-boot of the Internet’s security infrastructure. The last two years have been anything but uneventful in the realm of information security. Let’s start with the Snowden revelations. The fallout from the treasure trove of classified information is still ongoing, but taking a geo-political view we can see that the Internet is now moving towards a “trust no one” model, whereby local service providers will spring up to satisfy the jurisdictional demands of their customers. Indeed, when industry titans such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Cisco and others join together to take on the U.S. Federal government and treat the NSA as their most sophisticated threat actor, you know the dynamics of the industry have changed.

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Topics: CertiVox News, Security News

M-Pin. The strong authentication platform built for Amazon Web Services.

Posted by Duncan Mills

Apr 9, 2015 11:38:19 AM

M-Pin strong authentication technology gets rid of passwords completely and therefore removes one of the main targets of cyber criminals – the password database.

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Topics: Authentication

Securing the Internet of Things

Posted by Dr Michael Scott

Mar 4, 2015 3:16:00 PM

It goes without saying that "The Internet of Things" is poorly defined. For a start what kind of "things" are we talking about?

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Topics: Cryptography

Crypto Security - How many bits?

Posted by Dr Michael Scott

Feb 2, 2015 10:37:16 AM

Very recently we have seen some progress in the cryptanalysis of Elliptic curves. This Austrian group:

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Topics: Cryptography

RWC (Real World Crypto) Conference January 2015

Posted by Dr Michael Scott

Jan 12, 2015 10:16:00 AM

What a great conference! Academics, nerds and very grounded real world practisioners all together in the one place, talking and listening to one another at the RWC (Real World Crypto) Conference January 2015.

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Topics: Security News, Cryptography

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