Is BYOD Becoming “Bring Your Own Danger?”

The Identity Tracker, powered by Oberthur, is a forum for framing and addressing key issues and trends facing the entities charged with efficiently and securely identifying and granting permission to individuals to access, purchase, transact, or otherwise confirm their identity in a digital world.


  • Data security remains a hot topic, and tokenization a major theme.
  • The card networks – MasterCard and Visa – continue to popularize their payments tokens: MasterCard will rollout its new tokenization platform for Apple Pay’s Australian launch while Visa signed up 2,300 financial institutions on its tokenization platform
  • Google made encryption ubiquitous by launching customer-supplied encryption keys

Tracker Updates

  • This August issue includes the profiles of 68 industry players, with 7 new profiles — Carta Worldwide, CopSonic, cryptovision, Dashlane, FaceFirst, HYPR Corp. and Seagate— and one updated company: Ethoca.


Bring Your Own Device or BYOD, touted to bring agility and flexibility to an enterprise is putting enterprise security protocols to the test. This edition’s commentary looks at the challenges in authenticating the digital identity of employees who should have legitimate access to enterprise assets in a way that is reliable, secure and with minimal friction.



Featured PYMNTS Study: 

With eyes on lowering costs to improving cash flow, 85 percent of U.S. firms plan to make real-time payments integral to their operations within three years. However, some firms still feel technical barriers stand in the way. In the January 2020 Making Real-Time Payments A Reality Study, PYMNTS surveyed more than 500 financial executives to examine what it will take to channel RTP interest into real-world adoption. Here’s what we learned.

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