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Entersekt engages with Equifax, Omise joins Thai digital ID: Friday Deal Book for 02/23/2018

February 23, 2018

OWI’s Friday Deal Book provides you with a weekly roundup of partnerships, funding, and product announcements from across the identity industry. Here’s a quick peek at what you need to know for the week ending Feb. 23, 2018.

Entersekt announces technology partnership with Equifax

The agreement will see Entersekt, a leader in push-based authentication and mobile app security, provide an additional layer of security to protect Equifax’s online and mobile services. The partnership follows a massive data breach at Equifax last year, exposing highly sensitive personal information of more than 143 million Americans. Transakt sends an authentication request to a user’s phone or tablet in real time when a user requires access to a digital identity or account. Users simply tap “Accept” or “Reject” for simple one-touch access. [Read more]

Omise will participate in Thailand’s digital identity project

The startup and parent of ethereum-based blockchain firm OmiseGo signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand’s Electronic Transactions Development Agency. The deal will see Omise lend support to the nation’s forthcoming “National Digital ID Platform.” The platform is intended for both individuals and corporations, and will be available for use by both public and private entities. [Read more]

Arm to follow GSMA SIM standard for secure mobile identity

The newly announced Arm Kigen family will integrate SIM functions into internet of things system-on-a-chip designs. By using the GSMA Embedded SIM Specifications, it follows broad mobile industry support for the evolution of SIM technology. Arm projects that there will be a trillion connected devices in the world by 2013, and each will need a secure identity to establish trust. Arm plans to allow integration of cellular modem, SIM identity and microcontroller into a single device. [Read more]

G+D Mobile Security joins Europe’s VERMI

The mobile security provider will be a part of the new European identity and data platform, providing VERMI with its Trusted Application Kit. TAK is designed to protect mobile apps agains data, identity and know-how theft, fraud, identity misuse and malware. VERMI will allow users to manage their identity and data securely, while providing service vendors with highly secure user identification and authentication. Other members of the data alliance include Allianz, Daimler, Lufthansa, and Deutsche Telekom. [Read more]