Inpher chosen for Thales Cybersecurity Program at Station F in Paris

Inpher chosen for Thales Cybersecurity Program at Station F in Paris

Station F is the biggest startup campus in the world, backed by Xavier Niel and located in Paris.

Station F is the biggest startup campus in the world, backed by Xavier Niel and located in Paris.

Inpher will join the Thales Cybersecurity program at the famed Station F to implement next generation products for analytics and machine learning on encrypted data.  

As a recognised expert in cybersecurity, Thales has now the challenge to make this programme successful creating new opportunities for the startups but also for the Group. As cybersecurity is a prerequisite for any digital transformation, we have a great venue to reach our goal: co-develop the most innovative cybersecurity solutions.
— Patrice Caine, Chairman & CEO of Thales

UBS Future of Finance Challenge: Inpher selected for Investment Banking 4.0

UBS Future of Finance Challenge: Inpher selected for Investment Banking 4.0

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As a finalist of the UBS Future of Finance Challenge, Inpher will present the capabilities of Secret Computing™ to address myriad challenges facing Investment Banking, including:

  • Facilitation of data science knowledge sharing and insight
  • Machine Learning in capital markets
  • Regulatory compliance, particularly with MiFID, GDPR and PSD2

The global UBS Future of Finance Challenge supports start-ups,  established and growing companies which have potential to change the way finance works and how banks meet their clients’ needs. Check out this article from Startupticker.ch for more on the program and finalists.

Inpher selected as a finalist for the Banking Cybersecurity Innovation Award at Société Générale

Inpher selected as a finalist for the Banking Cybersecurity Innovation Award at Société Générale

Inpher's XOR Secret Computing Engine est en mesure de maintenir des données cryptées tout en exécutant dessus des algorithmes d'analyse et d'apprentissage machine tout en respectant la juridiction appliquée en matière de traitement des données et la réglementation comme la GDPR.

June 16, Paris France.  Out of over 40 applicants, Inpher was selected as a finalist for the Banking Cybersecurity Innovation Award by Société Générale and Wavestone.   Secret Computing™ technology not only helps the bank protect their data, but empowers their data sciences teams to analyze it while remaining compliant with the upcoming General Data Privacy Regulation.  The winning company to instill  “Digitial Confidence for the Bank” will be announced on July 5.

From the Wall Street Journal "ING Belgium Sees Opportunities for ‘Secret’ Sharing of Encrypted Data"

"Zero-knowledge computing would let companies analyze encrypted information without revealing any secret information

"Zero-knowledge computing would let companies analyze encrypted information without revealing any secret information

The Wall Street Journal reported on ING's use of Inpher's XOR Secret Computing™ Engine to run analytics on sensitive databases in multiple jurisdictions across the EU.  This enables compliant and privacy-preserving machine learning to meet current and upcoming regulations such as GDPR, while opening the opportunity for secure secure cloud computing.  Applications include customer marketing analytics and credit risk analysis.

We understand that unless we innovate deeply, we will not remain relevant.
— David Dab, ING Belgium Chief Innovation Officer

Inpher to present at Temenos Community Forum in Lisbon

Inpher to present at Temenos Community Forum in Lisbon

As one of the largest financial services conferences, the Temenos Community Forum (TCF) brings together representatives from across the financial services community including Temenos customers, product experts and thought leaders from around the globe.  The theme this year is Real World Fintech.

The Inpher team is participating in multiple sessions at TCF this year, including the PSD2 Panel on Open Banking, the Emerging Technologies panel and a presentation at the Temenos Marketplace. We will also be hosting a pod in the Marketplace to demonstrate how the _ultra Encrypted Query Module can secure data in the cloud to meet GDPR and ECB requirements while preserving the ability to share and search. 

 

 

 

ING and Inpher collaborate through Fintech Village

ING and Inpher collaborate through Fintech Village

Inpher was selected as one of 10 international startups for ING's Fintech Village to build a Proof of Concept with our next generation product for zero-knowledge computing.  This will help ING to securely scale their cloud initiative and improve their analytical models by enabling computation on private data sources without ever seeing the data. 

Inpher are real specialists in encryption and they are searching to improve the combination of security and usability by enabling analytics on encrypted data. That ability is key for the usage of public cloud solutions, like ecosystems, in the financial industry.
— Johan Smessaert, Head of ITS Platform Services, ING

Chief Scientist Nicolas Gama wins best paper at AsiaCrypt

Chief Scientist Nicolas Gama wins best paper at AsiaCrypt

From Ellipticnews, "The best paper award went to Ilaria Chillotti, Nicolas Gama, Mariya Georgieva and Malika Izabachène for “Faster Fully Homomorphic Encryption: Bootstrapping in less than 0.1 Seconds”, which shows that homomorphic encryption (in this case the GSW scheme with packed ciphertexts, together with a bunch of clever new ideas) is gradually becoming closer to practicality. Here is a photo of the best paper award authors with the two program chairs (Tsyoshi Takagi on the left and Jung Hee Cheon on the right).

_ultra Encrypted Query Module launched on Temenos Marketplace

_ultra Encrypted Query Module launched on Temenos Marketplace

Real-time encrypted search is the ultimate defense against prying eyes and a reassuring tool for banking security experts. Inpher have provided an enterprise-grade development platform for encrypting and interrogating terabytes of data across thousands of users, so you can be sure your sensitive search data will stay private.
— Aaron Phethean, MarketPlace Product Director, Temenos

Extracting value for corporate banks from Blockchain; the experts' viewpoint.

Extracting value for corporate banks from Blockchain; the experts' viewpoint.

Chaired by Ben Robinson, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Temenos, the session was led by a panel of eminent industry experts from ABN Amro, Ripple, Deloitte, Inpher and Temenos, who discussed blockchain feasibility, the tangible value it could offer and its possible use cases.

Chaired by Ben Robinson, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Temenos, the session was led by a panel of eminent industry experts from ABN Amro, Ripple, Deloitte, Inpher and Temenos, who discussed blockchain feasibility, the tangible value it could offer and its possible use cases.

If you missed it, here is a full video of the event, plus a thoughtful summary report published by Temenos, that includes the following excerpt.

"Jordan Brandt from Inpher highlighted that the privacy issue is tightly coupled, though not synonymous, with trust.  Jordan added that ‘now we have very standard implementations of SSL and cryptographic protocols that enable us to establish trust between the buyer and the seller. Obviously e-commerce is now firmly established and we’re not going back. And I think some of the same issues are challenging broader adoption of blockchain implementations today. If we look at these fundamental technologies and what’s changing in the cryptographic world, there’s a lot of innovations happening. Interledger being one, and the other in which we’re operating in, is what happens when you can compute encrypted data. This means that I, as an individual, have sensitive information, whether it’s financial transactions or even my genetic data, and I can trust a third party to compute that on my behalf, without them knowing anything about the data itself. This really changes the idea of the trust model and I don’t need to trust a third-party. I don’t need even a distributed trust model.’"

 

24 Swiss FinTech start-ups featured at the world's largest financial services event

24 Swiss FinTech start-ups featured at the world's largest financial services event

Image credit startupticker.ch

Image credit startupticker.ch

Twenty-four Swiss FinTech start-ups will present their innovative solutions to the global financial community next week at the “Swiss FinTech Corner” at the Sibos convention in Geneva. Arranged through a public-private partnership, the booth provided by the event organizer aims to promote the excellence of innovative financial technology in Switzerland. From e-banking apps on our smartphones to contactless payment and cryptocurrency, FinTech, or financial technology, is already part of our daily lives. This rapidly developing field offers exciting opportunities for the financial industry worldwide. In Switzerland, the FinTech ecosystem comprises dozens of start-ups with a unique expertise. To promote their excellence and innovativeness, in partnership with the Geneva Financial Center, AlpICT, Barclays, Temenos and the Swiss FinTech Association, and with the support of Sibos, the Canton of Geneva is hosting a “Swiss FinTech Corner” (booth G54) within the Swiss Lounge (G60) at Palexpo, which will welcome 24 FinTech start-ups.

Inpher Launches with $1m Financing Round

Inpher Launches with $1m Financing Round

Inpher has launched a software development kit that encrypts data at its inception, while supporting search and basic analytical functions without decryption. Industry applications range from banking, insurance and healthcare to platforms for managing Internet of Things (IoT) devices. “Many companies have been apprehensive to implement end-to-end encryption for their unstructured data because it can be difficult to deploy and precludes them from effectively using that information,” said Jordan Brandt, cofounder and CEO, at Inpher. “Our goal is to make it easy for developers to secure data at the application layer and use their existing search and storage infrastructure. This is foundational technology for the future of computing; ciphertext is the new plaintext.” Read more about our launch and initial financing at Startupticker.ch

Inpher has launched a software development kit that encrypts data at its inception, while supporting search and basic analytical functions without decryption. Industry applications range from banking, insurance and healthcare to platforms for managing Internet of Things (IoT) devices. “Many companies have been apprehensive to implement end-to-end encryption for their unstructured data because it can be difficult to deploy and precludes them from effectively using that information,” said Jordan Brandt, cofounder and CEO, at Inpher. “Our goal is to make it easy for developers to secure data at the application layer and use their existing search and storage infrastructure. This is foundational technology for the future of computing; ciphertext is the new plaintext.”

Read more about our launch and initial financing at Startupticker.ch