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Aleksandr Podobnykh

Aleksandr Podobnykh

Website URL: http://www.k4y0t.ru

At the beginning of the year, KPMG surveyed more than 100 of the largest companies and found out which technologies the Russian business is implementing, which budgets of the organization are willing to spend on such projects and how they generally approach the management of digital transformation.

Main conclusions:

63% of respondents indicated that they have developed a digital transformation program, but in reality this more often means a set of short-term pilot projects;

77% of responding companies expect increased operational efficiency and reduced costs through digitization of processes;

The most popular technologies that have already been tested by Russian companies: big data analysis and predictive analytics (68%), chat bots (51%), robotization of office processes (50%);

The position of the CDO (Chief Digital Officer) is only in 16% of companies, the committee on digitalization - in 13%. In most Russian companies, decisions on digitalization projects are made by individual consideration at the top management level;

65% of companies attract startups to implement pilot projects;

In 2019, 36% of companies are ready to invest more than 100 million rubles in the implementation of projects on digitization of processes, while 55% of respondents plan to spend less than 50 million rubles;

51% of companies expect that the investment will pay off in less than 2 years, another 43% expect return on investment within 2-5 years.

Source: KPMG | RU.

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Source: CyberPOL Academy.

Source: European Centre for Information Policy and Security (ECIPS).

The Swiss fintech market grew by 62 percent in 2018, according to a recent study by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences published on February, 27.

In the IFZ FinTech Study 2018 of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the project team provides a comprehensive overview of the Swiss FinTech sector.

The entire 140 page study can be downloaded free of charge from Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd.

Source: Swiss Bankers.

15 January 2019 - Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are one of the most prominent applications of blockchain for finance, allowing for an innovative and inclusive way of financing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Although the lack of regulatory clarity currently exposes ICO participants to some risks, appropriately regulated and supervised ICOs offer a potential new way to raise capital for projects enabled by Distributed Ledger Technologies and the blockchain.

This report analyses the emergence and potential of ICOs as a financing mechanism for start-ups and SMEs, examines the benefits and challenges of this mechanism for small businesses and investors, and discusses the policy implications of ICO activity for the inclusive financing of SMEs and the real economy...

Source: OECD.

February 14, 2019. AmCham SPb News and Events...

The meeting featured three presentations by Igor Bederov, Internet-Rozysk, Yuri Ivanov, Hyundai Motors and by Alexander Podobnykh, SICP and convened around 20 security specialists from member companies.

Presentations:

1. Risks prevention at the first contact stage. What can contact details reveal? (in Russian).

2. Access control and access management systems: new technologies in security provision (in Russian).

3. Prevention and investigation of crypto currency turnover related crime (in Russian).

Source: AmCham Russia.

Friday, 08 February 2019 17:33

BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY DIGEST: JANUARY 2019

Mind Smith has prepared an overview of key materials, analytical reports, research, reports and research articles. All the most interesting in the industry for the month...

37 analytical studies and reports, 27 scientific articles, 5 documents of international organizations.

Since 2018, Mind Smith has been implementing strategic blockchain consulting. Helps answer the question about the use of technology blockchain in business, conducts research and strategic sessions for top managers.

The company believes in the blockchain technology, but understand its limitations. For effective implementation of a well-coordinated work of the business and technical team. Mind Smith is ready to go all the way from the search for possible scenarios and the preparation of the concept to the implementation of the pilot and the implementation of the solution in the business.

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Sunday, 13 January 2019 17:43

THE STATE OF EUROPEAN TECH 2018

We are proud to present the single, most comprehensive data-driven analysis on European technology today.

What’s changed for European tech in the past 12 months? It’s been another record year for investment in European tech and the sector is powering growth in Europe’s stagnant economy. Yet not everyone is benefitting from the boom. The gains are not being democratized by investors. Companies need to address diversity and inclusion tools and unlock hidden talent pools.

This is the fourth edition of the State of European Tech report, the single, most comprehensive data-driven story of European technology today. We’ve gathered data from world-class data partners and a survey of 5,000 members of the tech ecosystem, from founders to students, investors to researchers. We’ve tried to tell the most important stories. We cover diversity and inclusion, talent, regulation, investment, research and development, and the great, global disrupters out of Europe...

Source: State of European Tech 2018.

On January 8, Bank For International Settlements released BIS Papers № 101, written by By Christian Barontini and Henry Holden.

The hypothetical benefits and risks of central bank digital currencies are being widely discussed. This BIS paper adds to these discussions by taking stock of how progress and plans in this area are developing, based on a global survey of central banks. Responses show that central banks are proceeding with caution and most are only at a conceptual stage with their work. However, a handful have moved to considering practical issues and a couple of central banks with idiosyncratic circumstances might issue a digital currency in the short or medium term.

Source: Bank for International Settlements.

Paris, 7 December 2018 - The United Kingdom has a well-developed and robust regime to effectively combat money laundering and terrorist financing. However, it needs to strengthen its supervision, and increase the resources of its financial intelligence unit.

The FATF has conducted an assessment of the United Kingdom’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT) system. The assessment is a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of the UK’s measures and their level of compliance with the FATF Recommendations.

The UK is the largest financial services provider in the world. As a result of the exceptionally large volume of funds that flows through its financial sector, the country also faces a significant risk that some of these funds have links to crime and terrorism.  This is reflected in the country’s strong understanding of these risks, as well as national AML/CFT policies, strategies and proactive initiatives to address them.

The UK aggressively pursues money laundering and terrorist financing investigations and prosecutions, achieving 1400 convictions each year for money laundering. UK law enforcement authorities have powerful tools to obtain beneficial ownership and other information, including through effective public-private partnerships, and make good use of this information in their investigations. However, the UK financial intelligence unit needs a substantial increase in its resources and the suspicious activity reporting regime needs to be modernised and reformed.

The country is a global leader in promoting corporate transparency and it is using the results of its risk assessment to further strengthen the reporting and registration of corporate structures. Financial institutions as well as all designated non-financial businesses and professions such as lawyers, accountants and real estate agents are subject to comprehensive AML/CFT requirements. Strong features of the system include the outreach activities conducted by supervisors and the measures to prevent criminals or their associates from being professionally accredited or controlling a financial institution. However, the intensity of supervision is not consistent across all of these sectors and UK needs to ensure that supervision of all entities is fully in line with the significant risks the UK faces.

The UK has been highly effective in investigating, prosecuting and convicting a range of terrorist financing activity and has taken a leading role in designating terrorists at the UN and EU level.  The UK is also promoting global implementation of proliferation-related targeted financial sanctions, as well as achieving a high level of effectiveness in implementing targeted financial sanctions domestically.

The UK’s overall AML/CFT regime is effective in many respects. It needs to address certain areas of weakness, such as supervision and the reporting and investigation of suspicious transactions.  However, the country has demonstrated a robust level of understanding of its risks, a range of proactive measures and initiatives to counter the significant risks identified and plays a leading role in promoting global effective implementation of AML/CFT measures.

FATF adopted this report at its Plenary meeting in October 2018...

Source: FATF-GAFI.ORG - Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 21:56

ARTICLES ON SECURITYLAB.RU

The leading information security portal SecurityLab.ru has published a note: CipherTrace - audit trail encryption (2018/12/16).

For the first 9 months of 2018, theft in the cryptocurrency industry reached about $ 1 billion...

The October report by CipherTrace shows that the criminals used bitcoin to launder $ 2.5 billion of dirty money. Thus, 380 000 BTC was laundered on cryptocurrency exchanges.

A new study showed that 97% of criminal bitcoins flow into unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges.

Bitcoin's anonymity is a stumbling block for many, almost from the day it appeared. Despite the fact that a number of politicians and experts consider the first digital money to be completely anonymous, yet this is not true. To make a bitcoin transaction, you do not need personal data and the user's address, but information about all operations remains in the public distributed registry. This may allow you to track cash flow.

There are measures that can increase the anonymity of translations. For these purposes, services have been developed - cryptocurrency mixers. For example, you can convert Bitcoin to other cryptocurrencies, and then back. However, even such methods do not make the first cryptocurrency completely confidential. Both the sender and receiver can still be calculated.

It is noteworthy that at the moment, many state and commercial companies have attended to the identification of users. They make a lot of effort to master the methods of computing the identities of those who make suspicious transfers. Therefore, it’s impossible to talk about complete anonymity on the Bitcoin network...

Source: SecurityLab.ru

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