ACUANT BLOG

The Future of Identity in Gaming

The gaming landscape has changed dramatically over the past 12 months with more traditional players having to opt for online services. Moving further into the digital space means gaming and gambling is now done in real-time. However, the identity verification...

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Which is the Most Secure Authentication Method for Your Business?

The more efficient your methods of onboarding customers, the faster your business will experience growth, but speed is only one aspect of authentication. To ensure your processes are safe, compliant and only allow ‘good’ customers through, security is paramount. But...

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Why No Code Tech Is A Game-Changer For Identity Proofing In The Era Of Digital Transformation

Glenn Larson is the Vice President of Engineering at Acuant and a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives. Read his article for the Forbes Technology Council below, or find the original...

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The Difference Between Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits

Whether a document is a fake, forgery or counterfeit, none of them should be used to verify a customer’s identity. Here, we will explore the difference between the terms and what they mean in practice when referring to falsified identity...

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Introducing My Digital ID from Acuant | Debuting in Microsoft Azure AD Verifiable Credentials

Verify Once, Use Everywhere As announced at Ignite, Microsoft is breaking ground to introduce verifiable credentials in Azure Active Directory, encouraging the adoption of a Zero Trust approach in the wake of today’s increasing fraud landscape. Acuant was chosen as...

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Infamous Fraudsters Series: Charles Ponzi

The landscape of fraud is constantly evolving as criminals continually develop new ways to attack businesses and customers. Millions of people are affected by fraud every year and it is estimated that in 2019, criminals made $4.2 trillion from fraudulent...

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Would Identity Verification Make Social Media Safer?

As people have become even more connected online, social media usage has continued to rise and play a wider role in our everyday lives. When used right, social media is an incredible form of communication and can be a force...

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Deepfakes: The Most Serious Threat in AI Crime

Artificial intelligence technologies have become increasingly integral to the world we live in. AI technology is now routinely used in autonomous vehicles, medical diagnosis, and proving mathematical theorems. The promises of artificial intelligence are great, but so is the potential...

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Mind the “Trust” Gap: Bridging Physical & Digital Identity

Despite ongoing digital transformation, many people still rely on physical, government-issued identification documents. The move that we are in the midst of, from a physical world to a digital one, has created a “trust gap” in the use and validation...

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Physical to Digital: The Changing Retail Landscape

Today’s retail landscape is almost unrecognisable to any in living memory. While high street stores up and down the country have been forced to close their doors, it’s never been so important for businesses to provide a first-class digital experience....

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Infamous Fraudsters Series: Ross Ulbricht

The landscape of fraud is constantly evolving as criminals continually develop new ways to attack businesses and customers, but fraud has always taken place... In this series we will be profiling some of the most notorious fraudsters of all time,...

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How Much Is Your Data Worth on the Dark Web?

Much of what you’ll find on the dark web gives it its shadowy reputation; the majority of dark websites are used for criminal activities, primarily drugs and finance. Shopping for illicit material is very different to popping down to your...

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