Our daily lives are increasingly touched by the sharing of information online. In our personal lives, we update facebook via mobile, shop online, and use internet banking; we get to work and use email, online transfers, and share data. This is all making things easier for us, but it has also been making it easier (and more attractive) for exploitation of that data.
As we move further into a web-integrated way of running our lives, authentication becomes increasingly important. Better access control and information protection are crucial if we are to keep enjoying the latest technological developments.
This is the compelling force behind our latest Challenge that we are running with IT solutions provider Emergent Consulting, who is looking for creative ideas in authentication through portable devices in the Emergent Authentication Challenge. These devices are increasingly being utilized for their features like touch screens and sensors, and easier software programming through things like apps, to provide innovative security solutions. Accordingly, there is huge potential for a lot of exciting ideas to come in authentication.
Along these lines, the Challenge is designed to attract innovative individuals and startups to show off what they are up to in this space. First off, there are no requests or claims on IP. Second, the Challenge is an open one: we’re seeking ideas from mobile phones, tablets, handheld consoles, RFID technology, NFC devices, smart cards, GPS – the list goes on. The competition is a great opportunity to showcase what you or your startup can do, whilst competing for a $10,000 prize!