DIGISEQ’s wearable payment gets security upgrade

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Payment tech provider DIGISEQ has announced the latest upgrade to some of its offerings with the integration of the Secure Channel Protocol 3 (SCP03) security update. 

Delivered via its partners Technologies AG and Thales, the newly bolstered security measures are powered by Advanced Encryption Secure (AES) data encryption, as SCP03 is offered to help strengthen the security environment of where data is transferred over-the-air, similar to payment tokenisation. 

DIGISEQ’s RCOS over-the-air mobile personalisation and tokenisation service is adopting the new SCP03 standard, ensuring all provisioned payment data is fully protected to the highest standards, while continuing to deliver the “fastest self-provisioning service in the industry”.

Angela Davies, Head of Partnerships at DIGISEQ, commented:In a world of ever-increasing data breaches, DIGISEQ constantly maintains the highest standards of security. 

“DIGISEQ concentrates on the distribution and delivery of sensitive data to secure chips, and it is of paramount importance that this data is protected and secure from point to point. We recognised immediately that the SCP03 protocol will be the de-facto standard for payment tokenisation for wearables, so it was critical for us to lead the way in this adoption. 

“Working with Infineon and Thales, we’re delighted that our RCOS mobile provisioning platform offers the strongest wearable tech security and consumer convenience in the industry.”

DIGISEQ has integrated Infineon’s SECORA Pay W and SECORA Connect S solutions, delivering a high-level of security and the flexibility to create ultra-small antennas with contactless read range to open up the market to smaller, more intricate devices.

DIGISEQ’s wearable tech is passive, directly harnessing power from the terminal or handset to transact. With the additional payment security functionality from Thales and Infineon Technologies, DIGISEQ’s technology offers the “most robust wearable device security, reliability, and convenience”.

Todd Moore, Vice President for Data Security Products at Thales, added: “A successful transaction with a wearable relies on the ability to secure a complicated payments ecosystem involving the merchant, acquirer, switch and bank or card issuer. 

“With so many points of vulnerability, it is critical to protect sensitive data wherever it is and control access to this data, even in an untrusted environment.