News and blog posts, which focus on IT security, cloud computing and privacy protection

Digital banking: customer demands are rising – and so are the costs

When it comes to complex banking services such as advisory and financing services, financial institutions are faced with a dilemma: not only is cost pressure increasing, but customer demands are also on the rise. Current studies give indications of possible ways out.

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End of the "Privacy Shield": Data protection authorities go on the offensive

European companies still using US internet services without further verification or modification are exposed to an increased risk of fines. This is especially true in Germany, as data protection authorities in the Federal Republic have now announced that they will initiate their own investigations.

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Deepfakes as a security risk: What's behind it?

"Deepfakes" take deception to a new level: a person's voice and even face can now be automatically imitated. This has consequences for security measures and, not least of all, enables new forms of phishing.

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Debate: Do we need backdoors for police & co. in encrypted services?

Everyday services like messengers are now as well-protected as only explosive documents used to be. This is great for both private individuals and companies. But it also helps criminals and terrorists. How should we deal with this dichotomy? This is an ongoing debate that we'd like to explain here.

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VZ Depotbank expands its digital services with DSwiss

With the VZ Finanzportal, VZ Depotbank boasts one of the most innovative all-in-one solutions for payment transactions via e-banking, insurance policy management or the secure filing of wills. DSwiss is pleased to expand the VZ services with e-safes and digital mailboxes and to create an even broader offer for VZ Depotbank clients.

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Data inheritance: Safely prepared with SecureSafe

"SecureSafe", the Swiss cloud service for the most demanding privacy protection needs, has completely redeveloped the management of its digital inheritance option, kitting it out with exciting functions for the future. This means that digital inheritance planning can now be managed with just a few clicks of the mouse – with minimum effort by the user, but maximum gains for their personal environment.

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Data protection is more important than ever: Tips for action

The aim of “data protection day” on January 28th is to increase awareness about this topic – both among companies and end users. We've put together a summary of just how important it is and what you can do to prevent attacks.

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WhatsApp and the alternatives: how trustworthy are messengers?

WhatsApp has (again) been in the crossfire of criticism these past few days. The wave of migration to alternative messengers was big enough to provoke a reaction from the Facebook group. At the same time, a closer look reveals that WhatsApp alternatives also have their problems, which you should be aware of before switching.

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Cloud Jacking: When the «internet cloud» becomes a target

Without cloud services, many processes in the modern working world would be inconceivable or at the very least much more complicated. And yet, the «cloud» is an extremely valuable target for hackers and blackmailers. Read here to learn what the attack routes look like and which countermeasures can be implemented.

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Phishing, Spear Phishing, Whaling & more: The attacks are becoming more sophisticated

The days when it was easy to spot fake login pages and emails are long gone. "Phishing" attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated. Some even target one person only. In this article we explain how they work and what we can do to prevent them.

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DSwiss continues strong growth

Demand for the digital services of the Swiss company, DSwiss AG, has sharply increased in recent months. The eSafe provider has almost doubled its number of employees since 2019 and expects to create up to 15 new Swiss-based positions by the end of the year.

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IoT and data protection: when the smart home is listening

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly growing and in the same breath, so too is the amount of data that IoT devices and servers are collecting, storing and processing. This is a treasure trove of data that arouses desires and can sometimes reveal surprising information.

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«Privacy Shield» invalid: what happens now?

Any company that processes EU citizens' personal data and at the same time falls back on US providers is now faced with a dilemma, following the end of the “Privacy Shield”: there is currently almost no legally secure way of doing this. In this post we explain the current situation.

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DSwiss and Karakun give an insight into the semantic full text search

As part of the “SwissText and KONVENS 2020” conference, Tobias Christen (DSwiss), Holger Keibel (Karakun) and Elisabeth Maier (Karakun) presented the jointly developed semantic full-text search for encrypted environments.

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SwissCovid app: Help by downloading the app

The SwissCovid app has been available in app stores since the end of June. It is said to contribute to improved traceability and the interruption of infection chains, thus helping to prevent the exponential spread of Covid-19. As service providers with a focus on privacy protection, we have taken a closer look at the app and absolutely recommend it.

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AES encryption: once counterintelligence, now indispensable protection for all

The AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is used in the USA for documents with the highest level of secrecy, but is also found in many everyday applications. It is interesting to learn how this standard came about. Below we trace the history of its creation.

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Anti-coronavirus apps: the opportunities and risks of contact tracing

Can technology help free us of the pandemic stringency? Automated contact tracing is at least one possible tool for this purpose. In this article we explain why the idea is so criticized and the limits characterizing this type of technology.

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The home office as a security risk: tips for protection

In all sorts of places, home office solutions have been hurriedly set up in an effort to maintain the ability to work. A nightmare, especially for IT security. In this article we explain how typical risks can now be minimized.

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Digitization and opportunities for banks

The increasing trend toward digital offers and services opens the door to new opportunities, especially for traditional banks, as we'd like to demonstrate in this article. To do so, banks need to understand changing customer expectations and not least, reinvent the role of their branches.

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Choice Overload: Why simple so often triumphs

Offering more means ultimately selling less: Various studies have proven this apparent contradiction. The cause: With the best intentions, one can overwhelm prospective buyers. Then it becomes too difficult for them to make a decision. We will explain how to counteract this effect in the present article.

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The human security factor: the 5 biggest access gateways and how to secure them

The best security measures can be ineffective when the attack is from the inside. In this respect, the problem areas range from malware in emails through to social engineering. In this article, we highlight ways in which you can protect yourself against such traps.

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BlueCare and DSwiss to Revolutionise Communication between Doctors and Patients

Together, the two IT businesses BlueCare and DSwiss launch the “Medical Safe”– an online storage solution for medical documents. Thanks to the Medical Safe, doctors can deliver medical records to their patients in a multiply encrypted digital form.

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Visit us at the "Product Development Excellence in Banking Summit 2019"

Experience our CEO, Tobias Christen, with the topic "An intelligent solution for your customer relationship management" live on the speaker stage.

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What bank clients want post digitalization

Bank clients want anytime, anyplace banking. However, personal service also rank high on their wish list. How should banks respond?

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Is your mobile banking experience already phygital?

According to a 2018 PwC survey, consumers increasingly prefer using their mobile for different banking services. However, they expect digital and physical services to complement each other in real-time.

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Watch us demonstrate a user-centric interaction at Finovate Europe 2019

Finovate Europe is one of the most important events in the banking world. Therefore, we’re especially proud to be part of it for the 3rd time in a row this year.

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The 3 modern bank client types

According to a 2017 Accenture study, today’s bank clients can be grouped into three distinct personas: Nomads, Hunters and Quality Seekers. The study makes it clear that banks need to create real-time synergies between digital and traditional services to attract and keep modern clients.

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Whitepaper: An Overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The issue of GDPR is very complex. DSwiss has therefore prepared an easy-to-understand summary of the GDPR for interested companies in the form of a white paper on the most important concepts and requirements.

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DSwiss expands digital safes with workflow module for customer consultants

The Swiss Fintech company DSwiss is expanding its range of services for financial service providers: in future, it will be possible to equip the digital safes with an additional module for encoded communication between customer consultants and customers.

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Meet DSwiss at Finovate London 2018

Come meet us at Finovate March 6-8 in London. Together, DSwiss and Deutsche Bank present innovative ways for financial advisors and their clients to interact, share documents and complete asset management related tasks online on Wednesday March 7 at 2 pm.

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GDPR: New EU regulation defines the handling of customer data

On 28 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become effective. On one hand, the new set of rules determines how companies must protect personal data and on the other hand, how the free flow of data should be regulated.

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DSwiss launches a world innovation – the intelligent search function for encrypted data.

The Swiss FinTech company DSwiss expands its digital vaults with a new, comfortable search function for encrypted data.

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European Court of Justice Paves the Way for Digital Mailboxes

Digital mailboxes are an exciting opportunity for financial service providers to transmit bank documents in a paperless fashion. The digital solution also experiences tailwinds by a judgement passed by the European Court of Justice.

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SecureSafe surpasses the one million user mark

The Swiss Cloud Storage service «SecureSafe» is enjoying continuous growth. Due to numerous new functions and new apps, in July 2017, the service surpassed the one million users mark.

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How digital vaults create improved customer retention

Want your customers to stay with your bank? Then you must offer them a good reason to do so. How about extending your digital offer to include an easy and very safe way for your clients to manage their ever-growing list of passwords and personal files?

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A strong partnership: S&N and DSwiss to bundle their services on the German market

The two IT businesses, S&N and DSwiss, will work together more closely in the future. The two companies are developing IT solutions for financial services providers and are working together to increase the range of services they offer.

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UBS digitalises the banking vault

On the IFZ Retail Banking Blog, Professor Dr. Andreas Drietrich reports of UBS's newest digital project: the Swiss bank wants to digitalise the banking vault through the brand new UBS safe, which is based on DSwiss technology.

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Safer than the postal service

DSwiss now provides a digital deposit box, and multiply-encrypted eDelivery service for sensitive bank documents as an extension to Avaloq Front, a feature of the complete banking solution Avaloq Banking Suite.

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