NuData Security SVP and Chief Technology Officer Christopher Bailey has been named CEO of the company, replacing Michel Giasson who is retiring after 12 years at the helm. The two men co-founded NuData Security in 2007; the firm was acquired by fellow Finovate alum Mastercard ten years later. In addition to his new role as CEO of NuData, Bailey will also serve as Mastercard’s executive vice president of EMV/Digital Devices.
“Michel has been a mentor for me and is a reference for many in the cybersecurity industry, so it is a privilege to continue his legacy,” Bailey said. He added that as CEO is focus will be primarily on maintaining “unparalleled” customer service and a professional environment “that fosters the creation of secure and innovative products.”
Bailey (pictured) will drive the NuData’s strategic vision and the direction of user verification intelligence. He will also, via Mastercard’s Digital Devices division, manage the creation of an integrated security path with EMV. The goal is to evolve NuData’s technology into solutions that extend beyond a specific login or device and provide user verification in different contexts and at different stages of engagement. Bailey noted in the appointment press release that he believed NuData and Mastercard are well positioned to drive adoption of technologies like passive biometrics as centralized authentication becomes more prevalent in the payments industry.
Previous to NuData, Bailey founded gaming company H20 Entertainment, which provided games for Nintendo. Hd also co-founded vulnerability assessment specialist Secure Networks, which was acquired by Network Associates in 1998.
NuData Security demonstrated its universal identity solution at FinovateSpring 2018. The technology differs from other device identification technologies by building a signal that tracks the identity of multiple users rather binding a single device to a single FI account. Passive biometrics, including the user’s own inherent behavior and data from multiple devices, are all connected to one identifier that can access the account.
NuData began the year with news that its NuDetect solution would be deployed by Mastercard to help fight payment fraud in the African payments market. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Dedicated to recognizing “the top companies and products in the financial services and technology industry today,” FinTech Breakthrough has announced its FinTech Breakthrough Award Winners for 2018. This marks the second year the independent organization has sponsored the fintech awards event, recognizing fintech startups and veterans from a wide variety of categories including payments, lending, investing, and regtech.
“The FinTech Breakthrough Awards serve as a testament to the passion, skill and vision of individuals and teams that are truly setting the standard for innovation in the global FinTech industry,” Managing Director for FinTech Breakthrough James Johnson said in 2017 during the Awards’ inaugural year. “We are thrilled to recognize all of the FinTech Breakthrough Award winners for their well-deserved industry recognition as they drive the global FinTech market forward.”
This year featured 20 Finovate alums earning top honors from FinTech Breakthrough. The names and Finovate demo dates for each winning alum – as well as the category they won – are featured below. For a complete list of 2018 FinTech Breakthrough Award Winners, visit the company’s awards announcement page.
This marks the second time both eMoney Advisor and ThreatMetrix have been honored by the FinTech Breakthrough Awards. Among last year’s winners were a significant number of Finovate alums including: Sindeo, BizFi, DriveWealth, Quovo, Jumio, Trulioo, Qumram, and Xero.
A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on May 8 through 11, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. Register today and save your spot.
End friction on all legitimate customers that share one account. Come see how NuData Security’s solution analyzes device intelligence and passive biometrics to build a single entity of one or more legitimate users.
Build a trusted entity with one or more customers who access the same account
Recognize customers invisibly, wherever and however they log in
Remove unnecessary friction on all legitimate customers
Why it’s great
Offers a frictionless experience to all authorized users of one account
Ryan Wilk, VP, Delivery
Wilk has a wealth of experience in fraud detection, prevention, trust, and safety with globally recognized organizations such as StubHub and Universal Parks and Resorts and, currently, NuData Security. LinkedIn
When you think about it, what’s cooler than being named to a Who’s Who list in the world of digital identities?
One World Identity, an independent identity research and strategy company that specializes in cybersecurity, digital commerce, and risk management, published its roster of the Top 100 Influencers in Identity this week. This year, 20 Finovate alums made the cut. The individual influencers – as well as the companies they work for- are listed below.
As with last year’s roster, this year’s list was compiled by taking nominations submitted via Twitter, LinkedIn, and at oneworldidentity.com. The staff and advisory council for One World Identity whittled down the initial list of more than 1,000 nominees to a final 100.
One World Identity began as a project from a group of Google employees back in 2015. The company was officially launched the following year as a way to help spur innovation and collaboration in the field of digital identities. Travis Jarae is founder and CEO.
Ready for some good news on the cybersecurity front?
Most of the time cybersecurity appears in the headlines, it is a report of a breach that just occurred or a new threat to guard against in the future. Caught between the hack that caught us unaware and the certainty that it won’t be the last, we can lose sight of the fact that there are hundreds of cybersecurity firms with thousands of security professionals that are working around the clock to make our lives online a lot safer. And many of these companies are Finovate alums specializing in service to the financial industry and its customers.
Ted Ross, founder and CEO of SpyCloud, demonstrating the company’s Best of Show-winning platform at FinovateFall 2017.
Importantly, not only are these companies working 24/7/365 to fight cybercrime, but also many of them are teaming up and partnering with financial institutions, retailers, and each other to test their technologies, make key improvements and enhancements, and ultimately get their fraud-fighting solutions to market.
With that in mind – and in line with our October focus on cybersecurity – here’s a look at the partnerships, agreements, and collaborations forged by our cybersecurity-related alums so far in 2017.
Mitekpartners with handwriting-based biometric authentication service Asignio to deliver IDaaS solution.
Avokaextends strategic partnership with Mitek for digital identity verification solutions.
ThreatMetrix and ID.mepartner to deliver ID verification for government and commercial digital services.
Ledgerpartners with Intel to boost blockchain app security.
BioCatchto power behavioral biometrics for Samsung SDS America.
SecureKeycollaborates with Intel to enable consumers to access its blockchain-based digital identity technology via traditional web browsers.