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The problem

Cyber crime is the fastest growing crime in the world (AFP 2017). Forbes predicts that by 2021 the economic impact of cyber crime will increase by 600% from 2017 to over $US 6 trillion. A CIO magazine study showed that over 64% of data breaches relate to identity. These compelling insights along with frequent news of criminal and political breaches of data are rapidly undermining the trust of business and government professional and users of systems.

The proliferation of devices being connected to the internet, combined with the ambition to bring services online is putting pressure on conventional technology approaches which result in the creation of siloed hardware, software and layers of security services over the top of each of these. Identity databases are replicated across systems, online and store front payments networks are separate, separate web server environments and multiple departmental networks then all require security layers applied across each.

Ultimately, these current verification systems can’t match the authentication security of private networks, such as ATMs, nor the useability that is now demanded by consumers, resulting in more window of opportunities for cyber criminals and frustration and lack of trust by users.

The Solution

Let us introduce you to the best breed commercial cyber security solution for the way you live and work online over the internet


VeroGuard is a unique technology that enables online authentication and encrypted transmission across fixed and mobile networks with same level of identity security as the ATM network. VeroGuard delivers un-repudiable secure open internet based login to the cloud or enterprise networks. It has proven significant defensive security using multiple layers, using an anchored ID and multi-factor authentication for best of breed digital identity verification.

VeroGuard is a joint software-hardware encryption solution invented by the people behind ATM network and wireless EFTPOS security technology. It guarantees the authenticity of the user and protects the data of both customer and merchant throughout the payment or transaction process. VeroGuard is the only system to offer 'card holder present' for transactions completed over the internet, stopping 'card-not-present' fraud.

The core of this technology — security, identity, payments — has been proven successfully in operation for a financial institution since 2011 serving approximately 7,000 merchants. This environment has processed more than 60 million transactions and operates in some of the most remote areas in the world on minimal communications. It also provides more data, auditing and evidence points than any other solution currently available.

The VeroGuard network integrates into existing systems and processes. Moving to VeroGuard protection can be done interoperably with existing systems. It has been assessed and is recognised by the CSIRO's Data61 group and other global technology industry partners.
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How does it work?

Using a black box to black box transmission of encrypted data, secured by a hardware solution, VeroGuard is a unique technology that provides un-repudiable identity and authentication capability for any interaction over the internet. Highly scalable, it is a plug and play system built on Microsoft.net platform.

The VeroGuard service leverages an ATM level High Security Module to provide a secure authenticated and encrypted connection over the internet at the same level of security currently defending the banking industry today, EFTPOS and SWIFT Networks. The backbone has been implemented in a production environment executing over 60 million transactions faultlessly.

VeroGuard security is based on published standards AS2805 and ISO 8583, and Derived Unique Key Per Transaction (DUKPT) which is specified in ANSI 9.24, not on proprietary algorithms, and built to comply with ISM, IRAP, PCI DSS, ISO 8583 and ISO27001 standards.

A key capability underpinning the entire platform is the cyber security. VeroGuard uses unique multi-point, multi-direction, distributed black box connections over the internet and open networks (using a DUKPT method with a combination of asynchronous double handshake tripleDES, AES and RSA encryptions, which meets ISO 8583 and ISO 2580 specifications over the internet).

VeroGuard delivers unified, universal digital identity that can be re-used and recognised without extra infrastructure for systems access, physical building security, secure document transfer, authorisation of transactions and payments.

Similar to the banking network, the Vero switching capability means that the Australian TDIF protocols could be exchanged with other countries identity frameworks in the future automatically enabling international Identity authentication transactions to be secure and trusted.

What is VeroCard?

Worried about the security of your identity information on your phone, skimming of your credit cards or the loss of your wallet with all your information? The VeroCard has been developed to be the ultimate in personal security of your most precious personal details as well as protection of all your online activity.

VeroCard is the personal hardware that enables the VeroGuard system. A personal ID security, privacy control and EFTPOS device, it is a credit card sized black box Bluetooth device which when used as a Digital Wallet has the capacity to store more than 100 cards securely within its tamper proof black box. VeroCard provides an easy and secure point of entry for all sensitive information with a PIN and has full EFTPOS device functionality.

VeroCard enables the user to access websites, applications, cloud storage or payment systems through a secure server, with real-time authentication back to the VeroCard that they hold in their hand.

VeroCard architecture is designed to meet highest level of industry standards, which enables multiple types of payment over the internet including near field communication with PIN. The VeroCard establishes an encrypted tunnel via an internet connected device through to the host system, and is built to PCI PTS 5.0 specifications.

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    User opens website to log on securely by clicking log on with Vero
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    The online log in sends details to the VeroCard
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    User is then prompted to enter their VeroCard PIN as required
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    The VeroCard black box then encrypts the log in credentials for 100% secure transfer
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    Message is sent from the VeroCard to VeroGuard server for decryption and authentication of credentials
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    Credentials authorised and access granted to cloud, server or email access