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PRESS RELEASE: New international Partnership with AGT

15 Dec, 2020 by MIRACL Technologies Ltd

MIRACL announces new international Partnership with AGT MIRACL today announces a new, exciting partnership with AGT – a leading cyber security solutions provider with a significant presence in the Middle East and Africa. Forging this new agreement will provide exciting opportunities for both organisations – MIRACL to reach out to new geographical regions, and AGT to capitalise on providing the ultra-secure MIRACL passwordless authentication solutions to its customers. Founded in Berlin about two decades ago, AGT is a leading cyber security solutions provider with a strong consultancy focus and extensive system integration expertise.…

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10 Dec, 2020 by Rob Griffin, CEO

The last few months have seen some truly alarming stats in relation to online consumer fraud and identity theft, particularly in relation to account takeovers. In this three part series we’ll take a closer look at Credential Stuffing, a very common, high volume, automated bot attack. It’s all about authentication Across new account registrations, payments fraud and attacks on the account login, two thirds of attacks are now directed at account login.…

MIRACL Joins the Mayor’s International Business Programme

27 Oct, 2020 by MIRACL Technologies Ltd

MIRACL are pleased to announce that they have today been accepted onto London & Partners ‘Mayor’s International Business Programme’ for 2020, as part of cohort 18. Rob Griffin, CEO at MIRACL comments, “To have the opportunity to be part of this latest cohort is ideal timing for MIRACL and we are delighted to have been accepted onto the Mayor’s International Business Programme. The increased risk to businesses as regards cyber security off the back of the pandemic this year has really accelerated the need for organisations to re-asses their authentication processes.…

7 Must-Ask Questions When Selecting An Authentication Technology

11 Sep, 2020 by MIRACL Technologies Ltd

Are you in the process of reviewing your authentication procedure for your customers? Struggling to determine the most effective solution for your needs? Need top notch security but an easy experience for your customers? Look no further. We’re here to help. We’ve liaised with our team of cyber experts, including the very credible cyptographer Dr Michael Scott, to come up with a shortlist of good things to consider as you do your research.…

The Biometric Apocalypse

11 Aug, 2020 by Dr Michael Scott

Biometrics are increasingly popular as a method of authentication. But are we all aware of the threat they bring. Could the Biometric Apocalypse one day become a reality? I hope not. Biometrics are all the rage. They displace passwords and PINS, and all you have to do is smile at your device to be recognised and allowed immediate access to all kinds of Internet based services. User Experiences don’t get any better than that.…

How to protect a secret

29 Jul, 2020 by Dr Michael Scott

Today’s blog is written by our Chief Crypto Officer and expert Dr Michael Scott who shares his thoughts on to how to keep a secret - and more importantly how it assists when it comes to reliable and highly secure authentication. Many people think that cryptography is just about encryption. But saying that cryptography is just about encryption is rather like saying that geography is just about mountains. (What have mountains got to do with cryptography?…

MIRACL Selected for LORCA Cohort 5

16 Jul, 2020 by MIRACL Technologies Ltd

MIRACL has this week been selected to join LORCA after competing with a number of other organisations as part of the competitive selection process. MIRACL has been announced as one of just 17 companies to form part of the LORCA’s fifth cohort. A huge accolade to the technology and support it is generating to form part of its’ success. After consulting with industry, security professionals, policymakers and a cross-spectrum of sectors, LORCA announced an open call in March 2020 for start-up’s with solutions to challenges presented by a connected society, including supply chain security, digital identity and the digital risk associated with an increasingly connected world to apply.…

The impact Covid19 has had on cybercrime (3 min read)

02 Jul, 2020 by Michael Tanaka, CCO

In today’s blog we analyse the impact the pandemic has had on cybercrime and why now is the time to ensure your systems are as effective as they can be to minimise risk of attack to you and your clients Cyber attacks, globally, have risen during the Coronavirus pandemic – cybercriminals exploiting the new WFH normal and heavier reliance of digital across the globe, and across demographics. Video conferencing has kept conversational contact alive – whether that’s socially or with business and the ever reliance of online shopping has alleviated some of the limitations of life under lockdown.…

PII accounted for 98% of all data breaches in 2019 (3 min read)

18 Jun, 2020 by Michael Tanaka, CCO

In today’s blog we highlight some of the latest key statistics when it comes to data breaches – and why minimising the risk of your organisation becoming a victim is ever more critical. This month one of our partners, ForgeRock, has released its annual Consumer Identity Breach Report – and something that particularly resonates is how personally identifiable information (PII) absolutely takes the lead when it comes to the most targeted data type.…

How do like your security – baked in or bolted on? (2 min read)

09 Jun, 2020 by Dr Michael Scott

Here, our resident and highly regarded cryptographer, Dr Michael Scott, reflects on the initial introduction of secure verification on the internet - and considers the challenges it still faces when competing with user experience. When the internet was first invented, security wasn’t high on anyone’s agenda. The application itself was far more exciting and ground-breaking, and security could wait. It apparently came as something of a surprise when email was first abused by spam.…

Strong Customer Authentication Delayed, again (2 min read)

22 May, 2020 by Michael Tanaka, CCO

This month a statement from the FCA read: “In the exceptional circumstances of the Covid crisis, we are giving the industry an additional 6 months to implement strong customer authentication (SCA) for e-commerce. This will minimise potential disruption to consumers and merchants. The new timeline of 14 September 2021 replaces the 14 March 2021 date. Firms are required to take all necessary steps to comply with the revised detailed phased implementation plan and critical path to avoid the risk of enforcement action.…

Evolving the MIRACL Core library (4 min read)

14 May, 2020 by Dr Michael Scott

Over the past few weeks our Chief Crypto Officer, the highly respected Dr Michael Scott, has highlighted the benefits of the MIRACL Trust® authentication. No need for passwords, no storing of credentials and friction free to use. MIRACL also offers a leading open source cryptographic library available in 7 computer languages. Today, Michael reminds us of this capability and the exceptionally high standards it operates under. MIRACL Core is an open source cryptographic library, quite like no other.…