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Building on the theme of digital identities, we are moving rapidly to a future based upon digital implants. I have had this vision for some time, and every day it gets nearer and nearer. This vision stems back to the last decade, when the Baja Beach Club began chipping customers with NFC capabilities as who…

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Terrorists will drive us towards digital identities

As I travel the world, one thing unfolds, The passport queue. Surely, there is a better way to check it’s you. As here we stand, book in hand, waiting for the eye of the security guy. To check my face matches my race, and stamp that I may camp in their place. So I give…

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AML prevention lies in digital identities: the new form of money

After yesterday’s post about KYC, PEPs and AML, someone said: “so what’s the point Chris?” @FSClub not quite sure of the point you are making here. Money L bad. Hard to catch. Harder if not in official channels. It was ever thus? — Julian Lee (@JulianDDLee) May 8, 2014 The point of yesterday’s blog was…

Money laundering, KYC and a PEP talk

I have recently spent a lot of time talking about KYC (Know Your Client), AML (Anti Money Laundering, often confused with ALM which is Asset and Liability Management), Client Onboarding, PEPs (Politically Exposed Persons) and SARs (Suspicious Activity Reports). It’s all wrapped up in financial crime, compliance, legal, audit and operational risk. The core of…

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Money laundering, KYC and a PEP talk

I have recently spent a lot of time talking about KYC (Know Your Client), AML (Anti Money Laundering, often confused with ALM which is Asset and Liability Management), Client Onboarding, PEPs (Politically Exposed Persons) and SARs (Suspicious Activity Reports). It’s all wrapped up in financial crime, compliance, legal, audit and operational risk. The core of…

Iran1

Give merchants the finger: now you can with PayPal

We've all been saying that it's only a while before we pay for everything with a biometric, as mentioned in last weeks blog: The Age of the Password is over. Bringing this one step nearer to reality is PayPal. With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 last Friday, you can now pay with a fingerprint….

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Give merchants the finger: now you can with PayPal

We've all been saying that it's only a while before we pay for everything with a biometric, as mentioned in last weeks blog: The Age of the Password is over. Bringing this one step nearer to reality is PayPal. With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 last Friday, you can now pay with a fingerprint….

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The Age of the Password is over

I saw a great but scary presentation this week from Kamran Meer, Chief IT Security Officer at Bank Alfalah, the sixth largest bank in Pakistan. Kamran began by asking the audience if they knew about the Stuxnet attack. Amazingly, 70% of the audience hadn’t heard of it although maybe it’s not so amazing as this was…

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The Age of the Password is over

I saw a great but scary presentation this week from Kamran Meer, Chief IT Security Officer at Bank Alfalah, the sixth largest bank in Pakistan. Kamran began by asking the audience if they knew about the Stuxnet attack. Amazingly, 70% of the audience hadn’t heard of it although maybe it’s not so amazing as this was…

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Digital identities demand a digital infrastructure

Having talked about RBS yesterday, I’m just returning to my other theme of the week: rip out and replace. I guess it’s interesting that it is a complex situation as I was sitting yesterday talking about KYC, Know Your Client, once more and argued that for a digital age we need digital identities. This is…

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