Seipod: Security Awareness

Over the past few years, we have seen an unprecedented number of data breaches and a huge amount of personal information exposed. This has resulted in an increase in Identity Theft. According to Breach Level Index, identity theft accounted for 64% of data breaches between January and June 2016. We got to speak to Yoti about Identity theft, it's size, impact and ways in which we can secure our Digital Identity. 


Speaker Profile: 


Julie Dawson, Director of Regulatory & Policy, Yoti Julie leads regulatory and government relations, steers our ethics framework development liaising closely with the Yoti Guardians Council, and prepares Yoti for external accreditations - such as ISO 27001, BCorps for ethics and transparency and the SOC2 security accreditation. 


About Yoti: 


Yoti is an identity checking system that allows organisations to verify who people are, online and in person. Yoti has a team of 250 based in London, with offices in Mumbai and present in the US, Canada and Australia. We count over 6 million installs of the Yoti app, following our launch in November 2017. For consumers, it’s an app that helps them prove who they are and confirm the identities of others. We distinguish ourselves with our approach to privacy and security; the system has been architected so that it's impossible for us to monetise users personal data. 


Useful Links: 


https://www.cifas.org.uk/services/identity-protection/protective-registration https://www.checkmyfile.com/jargon/protective-registration

https://haveibeenpwned.com

https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/ 

https://www.scamalert.sg/ 

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/check-if-something-might-be-a-scam/ 

https://www.yoti.com/ethical-framework

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