Top 5 Security Stories in 2016

2016 was another stunning year in the battle against hackers. The bad guys were more than up to the task with new attacks and an endless display of innovation that challenged even the best security strategies. Yahoo’s topped their half-billion record breach with a billion-record breach, ransomware ran amok, DDoS attacks scaled to new heights, the endpoint grabbed major attention, and the U.S. political process ended up in Russia’s crosshairs…. Read more


Privacy under siege

Earlier this year VASCO organized its third Trusted Digital Identity Symposium in Brussels, Belgium. The event enables C-level executives to gain a better understanding of the applications, business challenges and opportunities related to digital identity. Leading speakers from the public sector, financial industry and other market sectors, share their vision on how new trends, such as: mobile applications and the Internet-of-Things, impact online business and privacy. In a world where… Read more


How much is your customer’s privacy worth?

At the Trusted Digital Identity Symposium in Brussels, Steven Ackx spoke about privacy as a new currency. The director of PwC Advisory Services stated that we are already willing to give our contact details in exchange for access to certain websites and information. Would we give our email address to be able to read an interesting article? The audience nodded their heads in unison. But when Steven Ackx asked if… Read more


SPAM / Phishing

SPAM does not really need an introduction. Everyone knows those more than unwanted e-mails and everyone hates them. The phishing phenomenon, though, might need a few words. Undoubtedly you and your employees have already been the luckiest people on earth inheriting an enormous amount of money from your long lost Nigerian uncle who has, unfortunately, passed away. You only have to cover some minor transaction costs in order to receive… Read more


How IoT will impact online privacy?

The Internet of Things is growing. In fact this visionary concept has already been applied to a whole range of products and services: the Nest thermostat and Amazon’s Dash home scanner to name but a few. The hottest trend at the moment, however, has got to be wearables. Google Glass is just one proof point that companies are investing heavily in IoT wearables. In 2015 we’ll see the introduction of… Read more