Robert Capps

VP of Marketplace Innovation at NuData Security, A Mastercard Company
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  • While COVID-19 thrust much of the economy into hibernation throughout the spring, there was no such slowdown for cybersecurity specialists on the West Coast. There’s been no end to the work, that’s for sure. While partners in travel, live events, conferences, concerts and theatres have been decimated by the travel restrictions and the stay-at-home orders.

    The first four months of 2020 marked a nearly 20% jump in online traffic, which doesn’t correlate to seasonality or anything else when you look this year to last year. E-commerce activity increased 57% year-over-year during the same period while online banking experienced a more than 20% increase. That’s massive. And we’re still seeing this ramp up as lockdowns continue in different parts of the world. It’s a fluid motion, it’s something that can be compared to my previous interactions – way beyond just putting your finger on a reader or doing a facial scan. You can [steal] a user name and password, but it’s not useful if you’re not the human it belongs to.

    20 July 2020
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