March 29, 2017

The Future of Payments at the Secure Technology Alliance

This week, the Secure Technology Alliance (erstwhile Smartcard Alliance) is organizing its annual Payments Summit in Orlando and UL is sponsoring the ‘Future of Payments’ Track on Thursday, March 30. Here, UL's Principal Advisor, Srinath Sitaraman shares his thoughts on the trends shaping up the future of payments.

March 24, 2017

EMV for Automated Fuel Dispensers: Challenges and Implementation Strategies

UL explores the challenges and implementation strategies of EMV for automated fuel dispensers

March 23, 2017

PTOs, are you ready for MaaS?

Why is Mobility as a Service (MaaS) interesting for PTOs, and are PTOs ready?

March 20, 2017

Exploring the latest innovations in electronic payment technologies at Seamless Africa 2017

Exploring the latest innovations in electronic payment technologies at Seamless Africa 2017

March 6, 2017

SHA-1 has been broken in practice, now what?

SHA-1 has been broken in practice, now what? UL provides recommendations for moving to safer hashing algorithms.

Data Security
March 1, 2017

PSD2 Regulatory Technical Standards. What has changed?

Discussing the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and Common and Secure Communication (CSC), formulated by the European Banking Authority (EBA), as part of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

February 16, 2017

Merchant Tokenization Strategy

Discussing the relative merits and risks of different merchant strategies used to implement tokenization.

February 13, 2017

Doing business in an old fashioned way… Talking!

Exploring conversational commerce

Electronic Identification
January 4, 2017

3-D Secure v2.0

What's new and what are the advantages?

January 2, 2017

An Introduction to Open Banking APIs

An introduction into APIs, intended to people who do not come from a software development background.

December 12, 2016

Amazon Go

How does Amazon Go work? And how does Amazon make their check-out process completely invisible and frictionless?

November 22, 2016

Exploring the Why, What and How of biometrics in transit

How can PTOs and PTAs leverage biometric implementations

November 7, 2016

Digital onboarding

Digital Onboarding is becoming more important as banks and fintech companies are more and more becoming mobile-first companies. What is the background and the impact of this trend?

November 3, 2016

IoT Security Top 20

When making an IoT device here are the ‘top 20’ things to keep in mind.

Data Security
October 26, 2016

UL Innovation Seminars 2016 | Top 20 Insights

Last month we hosted our 6th annual series of Innovation Seminars in Santa Clara, Shanghai, Singapore, Sao Paulo, and Leiden. Here are the Top 20 of most interesting insights that we took note of.

October 11, 2016

What is the Average Speed of an EMV Transaction in the US?

A deep-dive into trends in transaction speed at a variety of merchants across North America.

September 30, 2016

EMV in transit: migration in a nutshell

Three steps to EMV in transit

September 23, 2016

Analysis of the PSD2 Draft Regulatory Technical Standards. What does it mean for the market?

Answering the ten questions posed by the EBA

September 6, 2016

Host-based Card Emulation: the magstripe of mobile payments?

The impact of the Android QuadRooter attack on the security of HCE

September 1, 2016

Tokenization beyond payment

Tokenization: Is there a bigger buzzword in the payment industry nowadays?

August 31, 2016

Increasing Issuer Identification Number (IIN) to 8-digits in the Payment Industry

Exploring the challenges and impacts for increasing Issuer Identification Number (IIN) to 8-digits in the Payment Industry.

August 17, 2016

NIST to deprecate SMS for out of band authentication. What is the impact?

Exploring the impact of the NIST publication for parties using or considering the use of SMS authentication.

Electronic Identification
July 18, 2016

The Embedded SIM: only a simple form-factor change, or is there more to it?

What is the impact of the new embedded SIM?

July 13, 2016

What’s new in the eIDAS Regulation, who will it impact and how?

Authentication, trust services and eID

Electronic Identification
July 8, 2016

A rundown through UL's first Hackathon

Breaking biometrics operations, safeguarding security

Electronic Identification
July 5, 2016

Future of Authentication in Banking

How do you define a winning authentication strategy?

June 14, 2016

The EU General Data Protection Regulation: Key takeaways

Discussing the most important consequences which are new to the the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Data Security
June 2, 2016

Blockchains in Transit?

Is there a role for blockchain technology in transit? David Bakker has the answer.

May 24, 2016

Electronic card identifier - one more step for MIF compliance

Honor all cards electronically

May 12, 2016

Evaluating Logical Security

How to get that 'gut feeling' for logical security?

May 9, 2016

Tokenization & Ticketing: 5 takeaways

The connection between EMV in transit and tokenization

May 2, 2016

A World without Fraud?

Is anything currently changing the payment landscape?

April 29, 2016

NFC versus 2D Barcodes for Mobile Ticketing in Public Transport

Comparing NFC and 2D-barcode technologies for mobile ticketing

April 19, 2016

Faults in Crypto-systems

Why do faults in crypto-systems occur and what can done to overcome this?

April 12, 2016

Government ID as Universal Mobile Identity

How are legacy or political willingness affecting the pace of modernizing government identity programs?

Electronic Identification
March 29, 2016

How Many MNOs does it take to change a light bulb?

Will IoT amplify rollout of eUICC?

March 22, 2016

Custom app stores, a gatekeeper or business enabler?

Leveraging the development community to create new value added services

March 11, 2016

Blockchain for anti-counterfeit

How blockchain technology can be an anti-counterfeit solution

February 22, 2016

The new Road for Acquirers: The POS App Marketplace

How will acquirers help merchants be successful through an innovative approach?

February 22, 2016

2016 – The year we’ll finally learn more about EMV Next Generation

How EMV Next Generation aims to address global interoperability?