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Raymond Maxwell 2016-05-25

Peter Eriksson becomes residential and digitization Minister.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented three new ministers.

Digitization pipes opportunities for Swedish companies to remain competitive, said Peter Eriksson during the press conference.

However, he focused mainly on housing issues during his short speech.

I am humbled and proud to lead this important work in the coming years, said the newly appointed minister.

Read more: Sweden live on the old digital credentials

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James Lamb 2016-05-23
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In 2025, Sweden have fallen to spot 22 on the consulting giant's e-Intensity Index.

Swedish growth in IT today is totally consumer-led.

When it comes to corporate IT purchase is basically zero growth and government investment in IT is declining, says Fredrik Lindberg, Nordic manager for technology, media and telecommunications at BCG, to the site.

We live in these old merits without understanding that the world caught up and passed says Fredrik Lind.

All ministries and departments can do what they want.

Read more: Eight out of ten board members lack digital literacy

Read more: Four out of ten companies lack the digital strategy

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FinTech Buzz 2021-01-06

Adam Masur, VP Marketing at Credly gives a fresh outlook on the ways of finding and hiring the top talent from the remote industry and yet so, doing it efficiently.Hiring the right people for your team is crucial when building a solid foundation for achieving success.

Your team members will inspire, motivate and amaze you.

They will challenge you to show up as your best self and bring new ideas, solutions and skills to the table.

Not only are teams working remotely, managers are leading remotely, and the hiring and onboarding processes have become remote as well.The unique position of an entirely remote workplace requires a slew of additional best practices to find outstanding new hires for your team.Incorporate your team early and oftenChange is inevitable when adding a person to your team.

Like most things, the key to managing this change is good communication with your team.A new employee can change the workflow or team dynamic, so expect and encourage questions from your team about the role a new hire might fill.

For example, if your team is highly collaborative and communicates via chat regularly, you’ll want to make sure a new hire is a team player with good communication skills.

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Harun 2021-01-28

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is used to define the process of managing and maintaing the digital credentials and access provided to all end-users within an organization.

It has become such a critical component of the IT security that, according to a survey by KPMG, 92% of companies plan to increase their IAM investments in the future.Digital identity is the credential the end-users have to use to access certain files, systems and applications.

An IAM solution enables the system to capture and record information entered by the end user.

It also allows the administrator to create a new digital identity and assign rights to it.Security Strategy

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Ronald Black 2018-03-27
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A research institute under the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has launched a blockchain-based platform, the first of its kind to be launched under China’s central bank.

The Hangzhou Blockchain Research Institute, also known as the Zhongchao Blockchain Research Institute, presented its Blockchain Registry Open Platform (BROP) at the Global Financial Science and Technology Summit in Hangzhou on Monday, Tencent News reports.

The platform aims to cut through China’s bureaucracy, daunting both for local and foreign companies.

The BROP is an open platform for developing independent intellectual property rights based on blockchain, according to its white paper (in Chinese).

The platform will work with partners to make credible records of user identity, certificate data, and digital credentials for enterprise users.

It plans to provide verifiable and supervised ownership registries and information on public services.

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Ruth Johnson 2019-05-14

Singapore-based college admissions platform Cialfo has raised US$3 million in a series A round led by Luxembourg-based DLF Ventures.

The funding round also saw participation from Seeds Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore, as well as YK Capital and angel investors.

Cialfo said it plans to use the proceeds, which bumped up its total funding over US$5 million so far, to help it expand into the US.

The startup also plans to double its global headcount – currently at 25 – in the next year.

It also disclosed plans to raise more funds in a series B round by late 2020 to support its global expansion.

Cialfo, which allows education institutions to better manage student applications, said it has secured partnerships with undergraduate college admission platform The Common Application and digital credentials service Parchment to support electronic document delivery to colleges.

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James Bice 2016-09-27
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The organization that develops Firefox has recommended the browser block digital credentials issued by a China-based certificate authority for 12 months after discovering it cut corners that undermine the entire transport layer security system that encrypts and authenticates websites.

The browser-trusted WoSign authority intentionally back-dated certificates it has issued over the past nine months to avoid an industry-mandated ban on the use of the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, Mozilla officials charged in a report published Monday.

They also accused WoSign of improperly concealing its acquisition of Israeli certificate authority StartCom, which was used to issue at least one of the improperly issued certificates.

"Taking into account all the issues listed above, Mozilla's CA team has lost confidence in the ability of WoSign/StartCom to faithfully and competently discharge the functions of a CA," Monday's report stated.

The reprimand comes six years after the hack of Netherlands-based certificate authority DigiNotar allowed attackers to mint counterfeit certificates for Google.com and more than 200 other high-traffic domains.

The certificates were used against at least 300,000 people with ties to Iran as they browsed the sites impersonated by the forged certificates.

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Johnny Ament 2018-03-29
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The Social Chain has bolstered its digital credentials with the acquisition of Glow Artists, a digital influencer agency, from Glow Media Group.

Tying in with The Social Chain’s expansion strategy the move will see Glow Artists merged within its influencer arm, helping to extend its reach to new audiences and bringing top brands into its fold such as McDonald’s, the BBC and Nintendo.

Steve Bartlett, chief executive of The Social Chain, said: “There are many parallels between Social Chain and Glow; we both know marketing, we know social media and how to engage youth audiences.

Brands work with us to effectively communicate their messaging in an efficient, targeted and results driven way.

As The Social Chain Group continues its expansion, it made a lot of sense for both companies to work in unison.”

Christian Grobel, managing director of Glow Media Group, added: “As Glow and The Social Chain Group develop ever closer, bringing the divisions together is a natural step in the exciting growth of Social Chain Group and we look forward to being part of this amazing group of entrepreneurs and companies and to offering our talent even more opportunities.

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Kevin Oconnor 2016-05-29
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Pope Francis has described himself as a tech dinosaur.

Photograph: Pacific/REX/Shutterstock

Pope Francis demonstrated his digital credentials on Sunday by holding an intimate meeting with YouTube stars, throwing his support behind popular beauty videos and encouraging his celebrity guests to help young people create virtual identities.

Photograph: Giorgio Onorati/EPA

The eclectic group of 12 YouTubers addressing the pontiff included Louise Pentland, a British videomaker behind the Sprinkle of Glitter channel, who was praised by the pope for her fashion and beauty clips.

To preach beauty and show beauty helps neutralise aggression, said the pope, sharing a table and laughing along with the video bloggers.

The YouTube personalities were invited to the Vatican from six continents and included Hayla Ghazal, whose comedy clips from Dubai are aimed at changing attitudes to women in the Middle East, and Dulce Candy, a Mexican-American who crossed the US border illegally as a young child.

Migration was a common theme of the audience, with the pope saying he would never forget the wire fence he saw dividing the US and Mexico during a visit to the border in September.

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Gladys Wiggins 2018-04-09
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Fintech firms, software makers, telecom providers and other businesses have joined forces develop a blockchain-based network that will enable anyone to exchange digital credentials online and without the risk of unintentionally exposing any private data.

The companies are part of the Sovrin Foundation, a new nonprofit organization now developing the Sovrin Network, which could enable anyone to globally exchange pre-verified data with any entity also on the network.

Instead of a physical card, however, the IDs in our digital wallets would be encrypted and link back to the institutions that created them, such as a bank, a government or even an employer, which, through the blockchain, would automatically verify that information to a requestor.

"They control who has access to their wallet and also can revoke that access at any time," said Adam Gunther, IBM's director of trusted identity.

In addition to IBM, Sovrin Founders include 22 businesses from a wide range of industries, such as ATB Financial, SICPA, a maker of security inks used in paper money, and T-Labs, the research and innovation unit of Deutsche Telekom.

In a digital economy, where consumers and businesses buy merchandise, apply for mortgages and loans, and send identify verification information for a myriad of purposes, ensuring data privacy has become paramount, particularly after many high-profile data breaches.

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Raymond Maxwell 2016-05-25

Peter Eriksson becomes residential and digitization Minister.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented three new ministers.

Digitization pipes opportunities for Swedish companies to remain competitive, said Peter Eriksson during the press conference.

However, he focused mainly on housing issues during his short speech.

I am humbled and proud to lead this important work in the coming years, said the newly appointed minister.

Read more: Sweden live on the old digital credentials

FinTech Buzz 2021-01-06

Adam Masur, VP Marketing at Credly gives a fresh outlook on the ways of finding and hiring the top talent from the remote industry and yet so, doing it efficiently.Hiring the right people for your team is crucial when building a solid foundation for achieving success.

Your team members will inspire, motivate and amaze you.

They will challenge you to show up as your best self and bring new ideas, solutions and skills to the table.

Not only are teams working remotely, managers are leading remotely, and the hiring and onboarding processes have become remote as well.The unique position of an entirely remote workplace requires a slew of additional best practices to find outstanding new hires for your team.Incorporate your team early and oftenChange is inevitable when adding a person to your team.

Like most things, the key to managing this change is good communication with your team.A new employee can change the workflow or team dynamic, so expect and encourage questions from your team about the role a new hire might fill.

For example, if your team is highly collaborative and communicates via chat regularly, you’ll want to make sure a new hire is a team player with good communication skills.

Ronald Black 2018-03-27
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A research institute under the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has launched a blockchain-based platform, the first of its kind to be launched under China’s central bank.

The Hangzhou Blockchain Research Institute, also known as the Zhongchao Blockchain Research Institute, presented its Blockchain Registry Open Platform (BROP) at the Global Financial Science and Technology Summit in Hangzhou on Monday, Tencent News reports.

The platform aims to cut through China’s bureaucracy, daunting both for local and foreign companies.

The BROP is an open platform for developing independent intellectual property rights based on blockchain, according to its white paper (in Chinese).

The platform will work with partners to make credible records of user identity, certificate data, and digital credentials for enterprise users.

It plans to provide verifiable and supervised ownership registries and information on public services.

James Bice 2016-09-27
img

The organization that develops Firefox has recommended the browser block digital credentials issued by a China-based certificate authority for 12 months after discovering it cut corners that undermine the entire transport layer security system that encrypts and authenticates websites.

The browser-trusted WoSign authority intentionally back-dated certificates it has issued over the past nine months to avoid an industry-mandated ban on the use of the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, Mozilla officials charged in a report published Monday.

They also accused WoSign of improperly concealing its acquisition of Israeli certificate authority StartCom, which was used to issue at least one of the improperly issued certificates.

"Taking into account all the issues listed above, Mozilla's CA team has lost confidence in the ability of WoSign/StartCom to faithfully and competently discharge the functions of a CA," Monday's report stated.

The reprimand comes six years after the hack of Netherlands-based certificate authority DigiNotar allowed attackers to mint counterfeit certificates for Google.com and more than 200 other high-traffic domains.

The certificates were used against at least 300,000 people with ties to Iran as they browsed the sites impersonated by the forged certificates.

Kevin Oconnor 2016-05-29
img

Pope Francis has described himself as a tech dinosaur.

Photograph: Pacific/REX/Shutterstock

Pope Francis demonstrated his digital credentials on Sunday by holding an intimate meeting with YouTube stars, throwing his support behind popular beauty videos and encouraging his celebrity guests to help young people create virtual identities.

Photograph: Giorgio Onorati/EPA

The eclectic group of 12 YouTubers addressing the pontiff included Louise Pentland, a British videomaker behind the Sprinkle of Glitter channel, who was praised by the pope for her fashion and beauty clips.

To preach beauty and show beauty helps neutralise aggression, said the pope, sharing a table and laughing along with the video bloggers.

The YouTube personalities were invited to the Vatican from six continents and included Hayla Ghazal, whose comedy clips from Dubai are aimed at changing attitudes to women in the Middle East, and Dulce Candy, a Mexican-American who crossed the US border illegally as a young child.

Migration was a common theme of the audience, with the pope saying he would never forget the wire fence he saw dividing the US and Mexico during a visit to the border in September.

James Lamb 2016-05-23
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In 2025, Sweden have fallen to spot 22 on the consulting giant's e-Intensity Index.

Swedish growth in IT today is totally consumer-led.

When it comes to corporate IT purchase is basically zero growth and government investment in IT is declining, says Fredrik Lindberg, Nordic manager for technology, media and telecommunications at BCG, to the site.

We live in these old merits without understanding that the world caught up and passed says Fredrik Lind.

All ministries and departments can do what they want.

Read more: Eight out of ten board members lack digital literacy

Read more: Four out of ten companies lack the digital strategy

Harun 2021-01-28

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is used to define the process of managing and maintaing the digital credentials and access provided to all end-users within an organization.

It has become such a critical component of the IT security that, according to a survey by KPMG, 92% of companies plan to increase their IAM investments in the future.Digital identity is the credential the end-users have to use to access certain files, systems and applications.

An IAM solution enables the system to capture and record information entered by the end user.

It also allows the administrator to create a new digital identity and assign rights to it.Security Strategy

Ruth Johnson 2019-05-14

Singapore-based college admissions platform Cialfo has raised US$3 million in a series A round led by Luxembourg-based DLF Ventures.

The funding round also saw participation from Seeds Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore, as well as YK Capital and angel investors.

Cialfo said it plans to use the proceeds, which bumped up its total funding over US$5 million so far, to help it expand into the US.

The startup also plans to double its global headcount – currently at 25 – in the next year.

It also disclosed plans to raise more funds in a series B round by late 2020 to support its global expansion.

Cialfo, which allows education institutions to better manage student applications, said it has secured partnerships with undergraduate college admission platform The Common Application and digital credentials service Parchment to support electronic document delivery to colleges.

Johnny Ament 2018-03-29
img

The Social Chain has bolstered its digital credentials with the acquisition of Glow Artists, a digital influencer agency, from Glow Media Group.

Tying in with The Social Chain’s expansion strategy the move will see Glow Artists merged within its influencer arm, helping to extend its reach to new audiences and bringing top brands into its fold such as McDonald’s, the BBC and Nintendo.

Steve Bartlett, chief executive of The Social Chain, said: “There are many parallels between Social Chain and Glow; we both know marketing, we know social media and how to engage youth audiences.

Brands work with us to effectively communicate their messaging in an efficient, targeted and results driven way.

As The Social Chain Group continues its expansion, it made a lot of sense for both companies to work in unison.”

Christian Grobel, managing director of Glow Media Group, added: “As Glow and The Social Chain Group develop ever closer, bringing the divisions together is a natural step in the exciting growth of Social Chain Group and we look forward to being part of this amazing group of entrepreneurs and companies and to offering our talent even more opportunities.

Gladys Wiggins 2018-04-09
img

Fintech firms, software makers, telecom providers and other businesses have joined forces develop a blockchain-based network that will enable anyone to exchange digital credentials online and without the risk of unintentionally exposing any private data.

The companies are part of the Sovrin Foundation, a new nonprofit organization now developing the Sovrin Network, which could enable anyone to globally exchange pre-verified data with any entity also on the network.

Instead of a physical card, however, the IDs in our digital wallets would be encrypted and link back to the institutions that created them, such as a bank, a government or even an employer, which, through the blockchain, would automatically verify that information to a requestor.

"They control who has access to their wallet and also can revoke that access at any time," said Adam Gunther, IBM's director of trusted identity.

In addition to IBM, Sovrin Founders include 22 businesses from a wide range of industries, such as ATB Financial, SICPA, a maker of security inks used in paper money, and T-Labs, the research and innovation unit of Deutsche Telekom.

In a digital economy, where consumers and businesses buy merchandise, apply for mortgages and loans, and send identify verification information for a myriad of purposes, ensuring data privacy has become paramount, particularly after many high-profile data breaches.