仮想通貨スマホメーカーのSikurがモバイルバンキングプラットフォームをローンチ

By: Kaz

CNETは仮想通貨スマートフォンメーカーのSikurがモバイルバンキングプラットフォームをバルセロナで開催されているMWCにてローンチしたと2月25日に報じました。

同プラットフォームはすでに市場に存在するデジタルバンキングアプリのユーザーフレンドリーな側面を組み合わせ、ハイスタンダードなセキュリティと共に提供するものとなっています。

セキュリティに特化した製品を得意とするSikurはその専門知識を用いて、決済アプリにおけるPOSデータ漏洩による被害を防ぐ事を目的としています。

SikurのCEOであるAlexandre Vasconcelos氏はCNETに対して、「人々は従来の銀行からこのようなプラットフォームに移行しており、口座の開設も非常に簡単になっている」と話しています。

Sikurはブラジルを拠点とする企業で、昨年にはセキュリティに特化した仮想通貨ウォレット付きスマートフォンを発表しています。

同社はフィンテック企業のLogBankと提携して、金融規制に完全に準拠したエンドツーエンドプラットフォームを開発しています。今後は、同社のセキュリティを備えたバンキングアプリが開発できるSDK(ソフトウェア開発キット)もリリースする予定です。

また、同社のSDKを使って開発されたアプリがダウンロードできるSikur App Storeも公開されており、ユーザーはセキュリティ面が強化されたアプリを利用する事ができます。

もっと: https://crypto-times.jp/sikur-launched-mobile-banking-platform/

Gobiernos y empresarios, motor de smartphones encriptados

By: Gabriela Chávez

El alza de hackeos en el sector financiero ha abierto oportunidades para desarrolladores de smartphones encriptados; ahora buscan también brindar servicio a carriers telefónicos.

Para algunos consumidores el diseño, el número de cámaras o las capacidades de entretenimiento que brinda un smartphone son los motores principales para adquirirlo; sin embargo, hay un nicho particular de usuarios, sobretodo funcionarios y empresarios, para quienes importa más proteger sus datos y transacciones que el equipo en sí mismo.

Pensando en ese nicho fue que Alexandre Vasconcelos, director de operaciones de la brasileña Sikur Phone convirtió el entonces insípido interés de los consumidores en la ciberseguridad- en 2014- en una plataforma de software y apps encriptadas, las cuales más tarde – a mediados de 2018- se transformaron en la columna vertebral de un smartphone ciberseguro.

Ellos pusieron el software y Sony puso el hardware.

“Hicimos un partnership con Sony. Borramos el software de un modelo Xperia y pusimos el nuestro”, explicó Vasconcelos en entrevista con Expansión.

Vasconcelos explicó que en el tiempo que llevan en el mercado han visto que dado el incremento en el número de ciberataques, sobretodo a aplicaciones financieras, el interés tanto de gobiernos como de empresarios en productos como el suyo ha crecido también.

Actualmente, Vasconcelos dijo que Sikur Phone suministra servicios y sus equipos a gobiernos en Asia, Medio Oriente, Estados Unidos y en América Latina a Brasil y aunque han visto interés de México no se ha concretado una oportunidad.

Más: https://expansion.mx/tecnologia/2019/03/08/gobiernos-y-empresarios-motor-de-smartphones-encriptados

Cryptocurrency Phone Maker’s Plans For Banking

By: Akinyede Tobi

It is already widely broadcasted that Sikur; a security based company is debuting its very own mobile banking platform. Its Android app store will be launched also.

While the transformation for mobile banking is already building up, an issue in the minds of individuals is if the mobile applications can be trusted. Lots of phone owners have not found the answer to this question.

For Sikur, they have launched their mobile banking platform at the Mobile World Congress. It was launched in Barcelona. For those unaware of what Sikur is, Sikur is a company that focuses on creating phones that are based on security.

Sikur has also taken the step to change the looming question on our minds pertaining to the trustworthiness of mobile banking apps.

The Platform

This new platform was built to merge every user-friendly area of computerized banking applications that have already been established on the market. Also, they are applications whose security components are premium.

Additionally, Sikur aims to utilize its security expertise to safeguard users from the known weaknesses of the payment applications. And also the point of sale information breaches that have majorly plagued companies. This issue has also affected Ticketmaster and British Airways. Back in the year 2018, the analysts that were from Juniper Research gave their prediction.

This prediction was that about two billion individuals or roughly forty percent of the universal population will be making use of mobile banking as the year draws to an end.

Also, this predicted number involves individuals that utilize computerized tools offered by their banks. An example of this tool is Monzo. Monzo has rapidly increased its prominence in the United Kingdom and will launch cards in the United States soon.

Sikur Journey So Far

According to the CEO of Sikur, individuals are transferring from the regular banks to a platform like this. Moreover, anyone can simply open an account and carry out every transaction just as they would do in the regular banks.

More: https://paperblockchain.com/cryptocurrency-phone-makers-plans-for-banking/

Sikur anuncia plataforma bancária e loja de aplicativos

By: TI Inside Online

Após entregar o SIKURPhone em2018, o primeiro smartphone totalmente criptografado e seguro, a SIKUR expande seu mercado de atuação ao anunciar durante do Mobile World Congress, em Barcelona, o conceito de Trading Station -um ecossistema de soluções financeiras e transacionais, orientadas à negócios em um ambiente totalmente integrado e seguro.

“Na MWC 2018 inovamos e entregamos o primeiro smartphone com Sistema Operacional Seguro, com uma carteira capaz de armazenar criptomoedas. Revolucionamos o mercado, mas sabíamos que poderíamos entregar muito mais. Nossa base sólida construída a partir do SikurOS permitia uma expansão no mercado atendido. A evolução é natural, quando se domina um mercado tão específico, com tanta segurança.”, diz Cristiano Iop, CEO do SIKUR

“A democratização do ambiente tecnológico e a regulação dos bancos centrais aceleraram o processo de desconstrução criativa dos meios de pagamento. Os meios de Pagamentos estão se adaptando às mãos dos usuários, migrando, de um cartão plástico físico para algo mais sofisticado: software embarcado em devices móveis com dupla garantia em Cloud. Isso faz com que algumas verticais de mercado, como Varejo e Operadoras, se reinventem e assumam novo papel. Alguns agentes históricos não estão atentos para o impacto que isso terá se não for implementada a segurança adequada. Isso é apenas um dos problemas que o SIKUR Trading Station pode resolver.”, diz Fábio Fischer, vice-presidente executivo do Sikur

O SIKURPhone foi testado por hackers da HACKERONE e foi aprovado em todos os seus testes de segurança.

Estudos da área de inteligência de mercado do Sikur indicaram problemas comuns que diferentes verticais enfrentam, quando o assunto é segurança. HealthCare, Operadoras, Financeiro, Varejo, Corporativo e Governos, além de sistemas orientados a transações ou que possuam necessidade de compliance regulatória, sofrem com a falta de segurança em dispositivos móveis o que acaba fragilizando toda a cadeia de negócios, potencializando perdas financeiras, entre outras.

Não é possível garantir a segurança se não há controle de todas as instâncias envolvidas. A relevância desse tema em comunicação empresarial e governamental já é conhecida pela empresa, mas esse assunto toma outra proporção e relevância quando o tema são transações que gerem impactos financeiros.

Mais: http://tiinside.com.br/tiinside/seguranca/mercado-seguranca/26/02/2019/sikur-anuncia-plataforma-bancaria-e-loja-de-aplicativos/

Sikur quiere que hagas tus transacciones bancarias con tu operadora

By: Katie Collins

La revolución de la banca móvil puede que se esté llevando a cabo, pero las aplicaciones de banca móvil aún inspiran mucho desconfianza entre los usuarios.

Con la esperanza de cambiar esto Sikur, la fabricante de teléfonos enfocados en la seguridad, ha lanzado su propia plataforma de banca móvil ese martes durante MWC en Barcelona.

La plataforma está diseñada para combinar todas las conveniencias de uso de los apps de banca digital con funciones de seguridad de primera. El objetivo de Sikur es utilizar su experiencia en la seguridad para proteger a los usuarios de las vulnerabilidades de los apps de pago y los robos de datos en las terminales de pago que han afectado a empresas como Ticketmaster y British Airways.

En 2018, analistas de Juniper Research proyectaron que unas 2,000 millones de personas, o 40 por ciento de la población mundial usarían servicios de banca móvil a finales de año. Este número incluye a las personas que usan herramientas digitales de sus bancos, y también a aquellos que están adoptando nuevos sistemas y herramientas de banca.

“La gente se está alejando de la banca tradicional hacia esta clase de plataformas, para que puedas abrir una cuenta fácilmente y realizar todas estas transacciones que harías en un banco tradicional”, dijo Alexandre Vasconcelos, presidente ejecutivo de Sikur.

Sikur se había enfocado solamente en sus propios dispositivos, para controlar tanto el hardware como el software y así brindar una experiencia hermética para sus clientes. Pero en septiembre de 2018, Sikur demostró que también podía equipar a otros teléfonos con los mismos niveles de seguridad cuando integraba su SikurOS en dos teléfonos de Sony.

Más: https://www.msn.com/es-xl/noticias/otras/sikur-quiere-que-hagas-tus-transacciones-bancarias-con-tu-operadora/ar-BBU5slT

Sikur anuncia SIKUR Bank, una plataforma ultra-segura de Digital Banking

By: mundoFranquicia

La marca, tras entregar un smartphone seguro con una cartera de criptomonedas totalmente funcional, está lanzando el SIKUR Bank, una Plataforma ultra-segura de Digital Banking, presentada en el Mobile World Congress 2019.

En palabras de Alexandre Vasconcelos, COO de la organización “Nuestra ambición es ser más que una cuenta de pago digital. Queremos proteger a los usuarios de las debilidades de las aplicaciones de pago. El sistema operativo de Sikur (SikurOS) y la App Store de Sikur protegen el intercambio de datos críticos de ataques en todos los momentos.

SIKUR Bank es una asociación entre Sikur y FinTech brasileña LogBank. El servicio completo estará disponible en Sikur como un producto de etiqueta blanca. La plataforma está en total conformidad con las regulaciones brasileñas y posee recursos de Digital Banking (transferencias entre cuentas vía QR-Code, recepción y envío de TED, pagos de cuentas, wallet de tarjetas, etc.) y también de Adquisición (transacciones con tarjetas de debito y crédito). Esta asociación entre Sikur y LogBank hace realidad los conceptos de High Security Trading Station (ver abajo) y de Everyday Bank.

“La gente quiere seguridad sin sacrificar la usabilidad. Sikur’s Trading Station ofrece seguridad premium con la misma utilidad que cualquier otro sistema operativo o aplicación de banco digital. Estamos proporcionando una solución segura, totalmente integrada, flexible y lista para el mercado. Es la mejor oferta de seguridad y usabilidad del mercado. “, afrima Fabio Fischer, VP Ejecutivo de Sikur.

En los últimos años se han producido varias violaciones de datos de alto nivel en el punto de venta, incluyendo British

Airways, Ticketmaster y, más recientemente, la cadena de restaurantes estadounidense Huddle House.

Sikur Trading Station

Sikur puede transformar la base de usuarios de cualquier organización en un mPOS fortificado (punto de venta móvil). Esto lo convierte en una plataforma de banco digital y proporciona una variedad de servicios financieros corporativos para las cuentas de todos los tamaños.

Más: https://www.mundofranquicia.com/actualidad/noticias/sikur-anuncia-sikur-bank-una-plataforma-ultra-segura-digital-banking/

Crypto phone maker Sikur wants you to bank through your mobile carrier

By: Andrew Hoyle

The security-focused company is launching its own mobile banking platform, along with the Sikur Android app store at MWC.

The mobile banking revolution might be underway, but the trustworthiness of mobile banking applications still has a question mark hanging over it for many phone owners.

Maker of security-focused phones Sikur launched its own mobile banking platform on Tuesday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it hopes will change all that.

The platform is designed to combine all the user-friendly aspects of digital banking apps already on the market with premium security features. Sikur’s aim is to use its expertise in security to protect users from the weaknesses of payment apps and point-of-sale data breaches that have affected companies including Ticketmaster and British Airways.

In 2018, analysts from Juniper Research predicted that 2 billion people, or 40 percent of the global population, would be using mobile banking by the end of the year. This number incorporates people using digital tools provided by their own banks, but also those embracing new banking systems and tools such as Monzo, which has grown in popularity in the UK and may have a US launch on the cards soon.

“People are moving from the traditional banks and this kind of platform, so you can easily open your account and do all the transactions as you do in a regular and traditional bank,” Alexandre Vasconcelos, CEO of Sikur, said in an interview with CNET.

In the past, Sikur has focused solely on making its own devices, controlling both hardware and software to provide a totally locked-down experience for customers. At last year’s MWC, it unveiled its own “unhackable” phone with built-in cryptocurrency wallet. But in September 2018, Sikur showed that it could also equip other phones with the same levels of security when it loaded its SikurOS onto two Sony phones.

More: https://www.cnet.com/news/crypto-phone-maker-sikur-wants-you-to-bank-through-your-mobile-carrier/

Grandstream e Sikur fazem parceria para oferecer comunicações comerciais seguras

By: TI Inside Online

A Grandstream, empresa de soluções de comunicações unificadas SIP, e a Sikur, anunciaram nesta quinta-feira, 7, a interoperabilidade entre soluções de voz e vídeo baseado, combinando ambas soluções para serem usadas em qualquer porte de empresa, que pode facilmente criar uma solução segura para colaboração em tempo real usando hardware e software de última geração.

A parceria entre a Grandstream e a Sikur cria uma nova maneira de as empresas colaborarem e manterem suas informações críticas seguras e privadas. O aplicativo SIKURPlatform estará disponível para download direto do aplicativo GS-Market em qualquer um dos dispositivos Grandstream baseados no Android, incluindo a série GVC de dispositivos de videoconferência, a série GXV de telefones de vídeo IP para Android e o telefone IP para conferências GAC2500. Como resultado, os usuários podem usar chamadas de voz e vídeo criptografadas, bate-papo criptografado, mensagens e até mesmo compartilhar documentos por meio do aplicativo SIKURPlatform em um ambiente seguro sem sair de seus dispositivos Grandstream.

“O poder de nossas soluções de videoconferência e conferência de negócios GXV, combinado com o software Sikur, abrirá as possibilidades para melhorar a segurança e a privacidade da colaboração dentro das organizações”, disse Jorge Otero, diretor de vendas da CALA na Grandstream. “Esta parceria fortalece a visão da Grandstream de fornecer a solução certa para cada tipo de usuário, e agora os executivos que desejam uma troca segura de voz, vídeo e dados através da plataforma SIKUR podem fazê-lo diretamente de sua mesa sem a necessidade de qualquer dispositivo adicional. ”

Mais: http://tiinside.com.br/tiinside/07/02/2019/grandstream-e-sikur-fazem-parceria-para-oferecer-comunicacoes-comerciais-seguras/?noticiario=TI

The Joyous Union of Bitcoin and Mobile Phones

By: Soha Ali

Cryptocurrency and smartphones are married to each other whether we like it or not. One is the first successfully implemented form of digital hard money and the other is a mini-supercomputer in your pocket. It makes sense why two futuristic technologies would eventually join hands.

The seamless integration of crypto into smartphones is exactly what the SIKURPhone (read: Secure Phone) is all about. Although we have told you about crypto-supported smartphones before, none of them have been as innovative as the SIKURPhone (neither have they been so badly named.)

This device is a successor to the 2016 GranitePhone – the supposed world’s most secure smartphone. But this time, there’s a crypto twist in the mix.

The company embraced the blockchain trends and added advanced crypto functionality into the device by integrating a cold storage wallet. So you can keep all your cryptocurrency on the phone and carry it with you wherever you want. With this you can track your current balance, store currencies on SIKUR’s cloud, check the pricing for different cryptocurrencies, or read the crypto-related news in a special newsfeed space.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why would anyone want to store sensitive financial data on a smartphone, a device that’s usually so prone to being hacked or misplaced? Well, that brings us to the extensive security that the SIKURPhone has in it:

The Unhackable Phone

The company gave their devices to HackerOne, a company that is famous for testing vulnerabilities in software, to see if they could expose any problems and hack the device. Long story short, they tried for 2 months and failed. That should tell you just how secure your crypto-monies are going to be!

Other than that, the device has advanced remote wipe features so in the event that you lose your SIKURPhone or it gets stolen, you can completely remove any traces of your information from it, thus protecting your cryptocurrency.

More: https://blockpublisher.com/the-joyous-union-of-bitcoin-and-mobile-phones/

Cyber-Attacks Are Top Business Risk in North America and Europe

By: Phil Muncaster

Cyber-attacks are the number one business risk in the regions of Europe, North America and East Asia and the Pacific, according to a major new study from the World Economic Forum(WEF).

Its Regional Risks for Doing Business report highlights the opinions of 12,000 executives from across the globe.

While “unemployment or underemployment” and “failure of national governance” take first and second place respectively, cyber threats have moved from eighth in last year’s report to fifth this year.

It tended to be viewed as a greater risk in more advanced economies: 19 countries from Europe and North America plus India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates ranked it as number one.

In Europe, the UK and Germany both placed cyber-attacks as the number one risk.

Bromium’s EMEA CTO, Fraser Kyne, argued that businesses are still suffering despite spending an estimated $118bn on cybersecurity globally.

“When looking at the causes of breaches, it’s evident that email attachments, links and downloads are the most common methods used by hackers. Be it HR professionals opening infected CVs from unknown sources, or employees clicking links on malware-riddled social media sites on their lunch break, users provide hackers with an easy route to bypass security,” he added.

“These simple attack methods are still effective because the architecture cybersecurity is built on is fundamentally flawed, as it overwhelmingly relies on detecting these threats. We’re increasingly seeing zero-day and other polymorphic malware being used to evade detection. Even the more sophisticated detection-based tools that utilize machine learning, AI and behavioral analytics to identify anomalies and patterns can potentially struggle to determine what is good and what is bad – and are certainly never able to be 100% accurate.”

More: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/cyberattacks-business-risk-north/