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San Jose, CA — (October 17, 2016)
Netflix, uShip and TD Bank among companies recognized as global innovators in risk, fraud, and security at annual industry event
ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company™, announced the successful completion of the sold-out Digital Identity Summit 2016 hosted last week at Terranea Resort and Spa in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The Summit, with the theme Business without Borders, attracted more than 350 cybersecurity global heads of risk, fraud and security from leading e-commerce companies, financial institutions, high tech, entertainment and government entities to examine best practices, identify future trends and discuss strategic approaches to thwarting cybercrime.
The Digital Identity Summit opened with a highly anticipated keynote address from former Director of the National Security Agency and retired four-star U.S. Army General Keith Alexander. General Alexander’s keynote titled, “Addressing Cyber Threats in the International Environment” focused on staying one step ahead of the threats. As the first commander of USCYBERCOM, Gen. Alexander mapped existing and arising cyber vulnerabilities that transcend endpoint computing devices, the transformation to a digital-first society, and the realities of cross-border commerce. Gen. Alexander highlighted the speed at which technology is keeping pace with the problems of the world by saying, “We’re training our kids in technology that doesn’t exist to solve problems we don’t know yet.”
“Digital identity is the backbone of digital transformation we are seeing in society today, and the Summit is the most influential gathering on digital identity yet. These are real industry experts sharing real stories about how digital identity challenges are driving their business transformation,” said Reed Taussig, CEO and President, ThreatMetrix. “We attracted a broad range of people across multiple disciplines at the Summit – including risk management, digital strategy, compliance, security, fraud prevention, authentication, customer experience, loyalty and business mobility.”
He added, “Those who attended the Summit received invaluable intel on cybercrime and how to best fight it.”
Digital Identity Summit 2016 introduced the Digital Identity Excellence Awards, which recognized trailblazers in the areas of digital identity, threat detection and fraud prevention. Award categories were organized to honor companies on the forefront of digital identity innovation. ThreatMetrix recruited a panel of independent panel of judges to select award winners.
Digital Identity Excellence Award 2016 winners by category include:
“All of us at ThreatMetrix would like to sincerely thank the judges and nominees and congratulate all the winners of the Digital Identity Excellence Awards. We created the awards to shine a spotlight on successful deployment of global, cross-border digital authentication strategies,” says ThreatMetrix Chief Marketing Officer Armen Najarian. “The nominees this year set a very high bar for 2017.”
Digital Identity Summit 2016 is grateful for the support of its sponsors:
Based on the success of this year’s Summit, Najarian closed the event by announcing details for three regional Digital Identity Summits for 2017, to be held in Hong Kong (April 6), London (June 13) and San Francisco (September 18-20).
ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company®, is the market-leading cloud solution for authenticating digital personas and transactions on the Internet. Verifying more than 20 billion annual transactions supporting 30,000 websites and 4,000 customers globally through the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network®, ThreatMetrix secures businesses and end users against account takeover, payment fraud and fraudulent account registrations resulting from malware and data breaches. Key benefits include an improved customer experience, reduced friction, revenue gain and lower fraud and operational costs. The ThreatMetrix solution is deployed across a variety of industries, including financial services, e-commerce, payments and lending, media, government and insurance.
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