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Paul Hampton on Security
Paul Hampton

Paul Hampton

Security Expert at Thales
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Information Security

Securing customer data in a digital world filled with threats

10 Mar 2020

On New Year’s Eve 2019, hackers struck foreign exchange giant Travelex and held them to ransom. The London headquartered firm with a presence in more than 70 countries, were forced to take down all its global websites. $6 million was demanded (£4.6 million) to return access or else customer information would be released. Sensitive personal informa...


Is crypto mining the next cyber threat?

26 Jun 2019

Cryptocurrencies have come a long way from the initial emergence of Bitcoin. In fact, the meteoric rise of its value last year, coupled with JP Morgan venture into the space and Fakebook’s imminent launch, means that mainstream awareness is at an all-time high. However, whilst this may the case, uptake of cryptocurrencies hasn’t been in its masses...


How banks should approach security in 2016

16 Dec 2015

Over the past few years, data breaches have increased in frequency and size, making the need to protect sensitive information a top priority for businesses worldwide. According to recent reports, there were 888 data breaches in the first half of 2015 alone, compromising 246 million data records of customers’ personal and financial information worl...


Will contactless kill traditional payment methods?

27 Nov 2015

While cash and card payments are still the most widespread methods of payment, studies show that UK shoppers increasingly prefer using mobile payments instead of credit cards. Mobile payments could very well become the new norm, especially now that all the major players – including Apple, Google and Samsung – have developed apps enabling users to...