Data Security 2016

Data breaches are the new normal. IT departments have to tackle constantly evolving security threats and many are struggling to keep up. Users continue to be the biggest threat to enterprise wide security, and in 2016, we’ll see a shift towards smart interoperable security tools which take the decision of what and when to encrypt out of their hands.


FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance board member NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s market leading mobile network operator (MNO), intends to expand FIDO authentication for its country-wide network with new FIDO Certified™ devices, and by extending FIDO authentication through DOCOMO ID to carrier billing services partners.

Visa Biometrics

The future has arrived as Visa introduced a new specification to use biometrics with chip card transactions. The specification can enable palm, voice, iris, or facial biometrics. This first-of-its-kind technology framework is designed to work with the EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) chip industry standard to help ensure open, globally interoperable solutions.

Mozido & SimplyTapp

Austin-based Mozido is plowing big bucks into HCE (host card emulation) technology via a strategic investment in SimplyTapp.
Mozido will leverage SimplyTapp’s open card issuance platform to allow merchants to support NFC for more efficient and secure transactions within the merchants’ branded mobile application environment.

One Belt, One Road

The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives, also known as “One Belt, One Road,” aims to create Eurasian marketplace. In China this week, MasterCard’s CEO says the Chinese initiative can be a success, not only regionally, but also globally.