What WIRED Security 2016 Highlighted

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Cybersecurity is increasingly a topic on everyone’s radar, highlighted most recently by the online attack on Dyn that left users unable to access services such as Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Tumblr, Reddit, PayPal and other sites for up to 11 hours this weekend.

In this current climate, it is no surprise then that WIRED’s inaugural security event was so popular. Curated to explore, explain and predict new trends, threats and defences in cybersecurity the one-day event took place last week in London and aimed to ‘highlight the converging trends and risks that will define the threats of the future and stimulate innovation’, notably, the sales pitch, or rather sinister warning to delegates was to ‘be there or be hacked.’

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Next Generation Biometrics: B-Secur in Planet Biometrics

B-Secur has been featured in Planet Biometrics; the interview with our CEO Alan details the advantages of internal biometrics, the potential use cases for cybersecurity and access control, and the applications we’re currently piloting with our partners.

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South East Radio interview B-Secur CCO for Business Matters

Ben Carter, CCO

Ben Carter was invited to discuss B-Secur’s biometric technology on South East Radio’s Business Matters with Karl Fitzpatrick. The interview discusses our Chief Commercial Operator’s background before B-Secur, the value of ECG biometrics and the future of the company.

Beginning with a look into Ben’s background working with some of the biggest players in the technology sector; Ben details his time at Microsoft, building and bringing devices to the UK market, at Nokia as head of their retail business, and more recently, working in a global capacity between Sony corporations.

Moving onto the concept behind B-Secur’s technology, Ben explains how an individual’s heartbeat can be used to authenticate their identity, an idea that originated from a cardiology research project at Queens University Belfast in 2003 that discovered that each person’s ECG or electrocardiogram really is unique.

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