CLOUD Act and Co: How trustworthy are US cloud offerings?
Cloud offers from the US are popular but have a considerable flaw when it comes to data protection: US authorities have far-reaching rights to access information stored therein, even if the servers are located in Europe, for example. This article explains why this is particularly problematic for companies.Read more
Biometrics: much more than just fingerprint and face recognition
Recognising people by their fingerprints or facial geometry has become commonplace. At the same time, researchers are developing other methods to recognise people by their bodily or behavioural characteristics. And while this might be useful, it is also alarming data protectionists.Read more
SecureSafe and DSwiss not affected by log4j security vulnerability
DSwiss does not use log4j as a standard logging framework. Therefore, we can confirm that our services (SecureSafe, eSafe instances and backend services) are not affected by the log4j vulnerability.Read more
Automated facial recognition: Why has it got data protectionists up in arms?
If automated facial recognition can be used to solve or prevent crimes, it sounds like a good idea. However, the potential for misuse of this technology is enormous and has got data protectionists and activists flocking to the scene.Read more
Live and in person: DSwiss at the Money20/20
Europe‘s biggest Fintech show is back – and we will be there! From 21 to 23 September, we will be presenting our company in a stand at the Money20/20 in Amsterdam. We are happy to be finally seen live again – and look forward to personal contacts and discussions.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
«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.
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more