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Binary Sun Cyber Risk Advisors


Binary Sun Cyber Risk Advisors specializes in strategic & operational guidance on cybersecurity for companies of all sizes. Focussing on Cybersecurity for Tomorrow’s Threats - we enable Boards, the C-Suite, VC/M&A Investors with advice & guidance on the intersection of cybersecurity, risk, law, privacy, and business.

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RSAC 2018 | Is GDPR really that big of a step for privacy? A conversation with Dr. Chris Pierson

RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco is now over, and it was great to be part of it.

After so many conversations and so much running around, Friday arrived and we decided to have one more recap chat with Dr. Chris Pierson, right before the last of the three talks he was delivering at this RSA Conference.

It is always good to see him, and it was not the first time at this year's event, as we had invited him to moderate one of the five Expert Panels that we streamed live and recorded in San Francisco: “GDPR, Identity, And Cybersecurity”.

Following up on that conversation, we wanted to summarize what the GDPR and privacy talk felt like during RSA, and what to expect from this critical step for privacy.

This was a good conversation.Let’s listen.

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Founded in a garage in 1996, we’ve grown into a world leader in risk-based composite authentication and biometric identity management. Our solutions address a range of concerns in today’s rapidly changing security climate – from preventing data breaches by eliminating the password to ensuring the safety of a country’s citizens by verifying refugees seeking asylum against biometric databases.


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Identity management, authentication, and access control technologies and business processes are directly impacted by the resurgence in the identity management and access control market. With this, they ways run which we access systems and data is also changing. Will passwords go the way of the dodo bird? If so, what does that world look like? How can the world look to government entities such as Estonia and Singapore to provide better identity management and control? These questions, and more, are discussed during this conversation between Jeff Carpenter from Crossmatch and Sean Martin from ITSPmagazine.




Authomate shifts the burden of authentication from a human’s memory to their smartphone, creating a unique identity – your personal key to the digital world.

With a mission to make stronger security easier to use, Authomate offers a patented advanced authentication solution that mitigates the risk of stolen credentials by uniquely tying a person to their smartphone. The smartphone in proximity to an application, system, website, or device will authenticate the user seamlessly, eliminating the need to enter user names, passwords and one time codes.




Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to computers, mobile devices, servers, and internet accounts. The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security module, protects sensitive data stored in servers.

Yubico is a leading contributor to both the FIDO2 and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standards, and the company’s technology is deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and by millions of users in 160 countries. Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany, USA, Australia, and Singapore.


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VASCO is a world leader in providing Two-factor authentication and digital signature solutions to financial institutions. More than half of the top 100 global banks rely on VASCO solutions to enhance security, protect mobile applications and meet regulatory requirements. VASCO also secures access to data and applications in enterprise environments, and provides tools for application developers to easily integrate security functions into their web-based and mobile applications. VASCO enables more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries to secure access, manage identities, verify transactions, and protect assets across financial, enterprise, E-commerce, government and healthcare markets. 

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TeleSign is the leader in Mobile Identity solutions, helping customers secure more than 3.5 billion end user accounts worldwide and prevent registration fraud, while improving user experience and managing support costs. TeleSign delivers account security and fraud prevention with two-factor authentication based on each user’s Mobile Identity (phone number, device and behavior) and driven by real-time, global intelligence, including reputation scoring and device data.




SyferLock provides an innovative software-based alternative to hard tokens, smart cards and other authentication solutions. SyferLock delivers two-factor and multi-factor authentication utilizing patented software-based grids to convert static passwords/PINs into token-less one-time passwords/PINs (OTPs). Increasingly, enterprises are turning to SyferLock and its software-based authentication solutions to strengthen security, eliminate hardware tokens and to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).




NetKnights GmbH is an independent IT security company which offers services and products for strong authentication (two factor authentication), identity management and encryption. NetKnights staffs the core developers of the open source authentication system privacyIDEA. The privacyIDEA Enterprise Edition is a flexible, modular authentication system that can manage vendor independent OTP tokens, Yubikeys, OTP cards, smartphones, SSH keys, X.509 certificates an much more.