Build38 is selected for the participation in the Swiss KICKSTART program 2020 edition

Build38 was selected after various rounds of pitching and presenting to be part of the 2020 cohort of the renowned Swiss accelerator program KICKSTART. This is for me a great honor but even more a great opportunity to conquer the Swiss market and show industry leaders like AXA, Mobiliar, Swisscom, PostFinance and others what Build38 and its Application Kit and Threat Insights can do.

Having worked for years in Switzerland I know that the entry barrier in such a mature market that values privacy and security tremendously high is hard. Your solution must be groomed to the needs of the Financial Service Industry of the country and then is ready to scale externally as well.

KICKSTART is different to other accelerators as it values PoCs and Co-Development above anything else. For us having a leading technology already a great way to extend services and build the envisioned platform for secure and easy-to-use app development further.

Needless to say, we are going to Zurich fully motivated and teaming tech and business development to get the most out of the program for us and the partners.

While myself and Joaquin did the pitching and started the program, Christoph and Marc will also take part and extend the local / virtual team.

Bear with us for news on features and use cases coming out of these labs!


CYSEC and Build38 partner to streamline the secure deployment of Mobile App Security and Threat Protection

Lausanne - Switzerland, Singapore, Munich - Germany – June 4th, 2020

Build38 GmbH, the global provider of Mobile Application Security made in Germany, is partnering with CYSEC SA from Switzerland to offer a fully-integrated solution combining mobile and backend deployments for Enterprise customers.

Mobile app fraud is on the rise with a 70% increase year over year, jeopardizing business models, revenue streams and endangering customer data and company secrets. Build38 has developed an app shielding and mobile threat detection solution for the hardening of apps , identification of attacks and prevention of fraud. The Build38 solution is available as a service and protects mobile applications across various industries including automotive, banking, insurance, public transportation and healthcare.

Cryptography and secure key-generation are the key enablers of the innovative and cutting-edge next generation AI-based app protection and management platform called T.A.K (Trusted Application Kit).

While the security application is executed on the smartphone, the use of a backend fully delivers intelligence and attack resilience. While some Build38 customers choose to run it on the public cloud, depending on the region, some decide to deploy it in a dedicated environment as the application is considered security-critical, following the larger trend of the hybrid cloud model. The hybrid cloud approach consists of running all sensitive software in a separate environment (in a secured cloud or in a physical server) that provides better protection and more control. Safer deployments may also be required to comply to national regulations specifying that certain data cannot leave the country or must be handled following strict security standards.

In order to build and deploy a security-sensitive application with critical data in the backend, an organization must integrate a range of security tools and components. Such patchwork solutions are today difficult to manage, hard to scale, and prone to security weaknesses. The market lacks an all-inclusive, certified and integrated cybersecurity solution.

CYSEC provides such an all-inclusive cybersecurity solution that integrates all the components needed to deploy rapidly a secured backend infrastructure. This is achieved by integrating all the security components in a unique certified appliance that abstracts the application layer by running containerized software using the modern virtualization tools like Docker, Kubernetes, etc.

As a result, ARCA offers an unprecedented combination of security performance and ease of deployment, allowing companies to benefit from the best protection without changing the tools they currently use.

It was natural for CYSEC and Build38 to enter into a partner agreement. Both companies are joining forces to integrate the T.A.K application into the secured environment ARCA and offer it as a fully integrated and ready-to-use package, either on premises on a physical ARCA server or as a service from the CYSEC datacentre in Switzerland.

The joint solution will combine the benefits of the Build38 mobile app protection with the secured backend implementation on ARCA streamlining the efforts for deploying them.

 

Christian Schläger, CEO at Build38 GmbH: “We’re delighted to be able to offer to our customers a fully-integrated package of our T.A.K. application on the ARCA backend infrastructure. We want to be able to provide the implementation model that suits the best our customers needs, being on the cloud or on premises. We‘re having more and more requests for deployments on premises and ARCA beats all competition by offering a secured backend infrastructure without the pain that usually goes with it.”

Patrick Trinkler, CEO at CYSEC SA said: “Mobile security is definitely a burning issue for many industries and the Build38 in-app protection provides a compelling solution. We’re very happy to offer Build38 customers a secured and compliant backend implementation of the T.A.K. application with the same process and efforts as deploying it on a public cloud.”

 

About Build38 GmbH

Build38 is a global provider of mobile application protection solutions. Its Trusted Application Kit (T.A.K) represents a new generation of app-hardening technologies that protects apps from known and unknown attacks and opens the market to new digital business models. Build38 protects applications across various industries including automotive, financial, public transport and health care. Build38 is headquartered in Munich with global offices in Barcelona and Singapore. The company is a spin out of Giesecke + Devrient and ranks among the best IT Security startups in Germany. For further information about Build38 visit www.build38.com

About CYSEC SA

CYSEC SA is a cybersecurity company based at the EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne, Switzerland, whose mission is to shorten the time-to-market of innovative services by facilitating their integration into a secured IT environment. In order to achieve its mission, CYSEC developed a general-purpose security platform called ARCA able to store data and execute applications in a Trusted Environment. By lowering down the barriers to protect data and software, CYSEC enables its customers to benefit from a whole new level of flexibility and agility which is a game-changer today considering the fast-pace at which security and business requirements evolve. CYSEC focuses on the provision of its cybersecurity solutions in four vertical sectors, namely financial services, IoT, space and telecoms. For more information, please visit www.cysec.systems


TeleTrusT Special Offer: Complimentary Mobile Security Solution „Be first to get your customers back“

Dr. Christian Schlaeger, CEO & Co-Founder of Build38Build38 wants to support TeleTrust partners and other companies in a difficult economic time to quickly implement their mobile applications and digitization efforts. We see every day that the mobile app becomes the preferred access and contact with your customers. We are your service and solution provider in difficult times: Focus on the app and the interaction with your customers, and we provide the security. So you are faster on the market and save time and resources, so that your customers can rely on you – who you rely on #BuildonBuild38.

Our offer for you until 15.7.2020: Start a PoC of the Trusted Application Kit (T.A.K) with us and get free access to your personalized development and test platform on our Build38 Cloud. You get personalized and specially secured SDK components for up to 2 apps (each on iOS and Android). Our DevOps team will support you with up to 3 days of integration support. You also get access to the documentation, learning materials and code examples for the fastest app integration available on the market! Go live with the apps in the App Store until the end of June 2020 and get 3 more months of free use of the Build38 T.A.K Cloud platform.

T.A.K protects your mobile app and your customers’ data against attacks. Access to sensitive data, storage and transmission of data is protected by T.A.K. We support companies in implementing their security requirements for apps more quickly in order to gain satisfied customers on the market faster. Your security and compliance teams always have a detailed overview of how your apps are being used in the field and can intervene with appropriate measures at any time.

T.A.K Mobile Security SDK and platform is made by developers for developers, with the goal of easy integration into your Android and iOS projects. You no longer need special expertise in cyber security, which makes development faster and more efficient. Our security as a service approach keeps app security always up-to-date.

Not part of the offering is the Trusted Governance Kit T.G.K. the GRC solution for app monitoring and management. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Build38 is a global cyber-security company with customers from various industries, such as finance and insurance, automotive, health care, and more.

Contact us directly: servus@build38.com 


Munich transport association MVV relies on Build38 for the security of their Mobile eTickets

MVV App secured by Build38
Mvv App Screenshot 2020

It’s finally a public reference: the city of Munich’s transport association MVV is using Build38 Trusted Application Shield T.A.K to ensure the fraud prevention for their app-based public transport tickets.

They rely on anti-cloning, binding app, identity and ticket and easy to use control codes (among 2 dozen other security features).

We are extremely proud of helping the digitalization in our hometown Munich!

If you want to know how tickets for public transport, events, digital content etc. can be secured as well and you want to save resources and time as well – contact us at solutions@build38.com and read our case study!


Business continuity during COVID-19 outbreak

Dear all,

The challenges we all face currently with the COVID-19 outbreak can not be faced alone. Build38 has been working against the COVID-19 impacts right from the start helping our customers in China, having colleagues and an office in Singapore and now being indirectly affected with the teams in Munich and Barcelona.

As a result, we have strengthened two areas for our customers:

 

  • Security as a Service – integrating new features and functions for you so you can concentrate on your main business and leaving constant security and compliance to us
  • Full-service provider – integrating app development capabilities with our certified partner to offer you the complete solution and support you need from the front end (App) to your backend, SIEM integration and

For our colleagues and their families, we have strengthened the already existing possibilities for home office and flexible work time. The health of our team and their loved ones is extremely important to us. All non-essential travel has also been suspended, and all internal and external meetings will take place virtually. We understand this may impact some planned meetings, but we hope that all participants understand the gravity of the current situation.

As a company we have taken the necessary measures and updated our planning to fight the economic challenges. All our sChristian Schlaeger Build38ystems are cloud-based and are fully automated, so we can reassure you that our service delivery functions will continue without disruption. Our staff remains available via the known virtual channels.

We stay sharp and vigilant to help our customers worldwide with the best service from Singapore to Barcelona and support our current pilots and PoCs and everyone interested in getting into the mobile market to stay in business.

We from Build38 wish you all to stay healthy and thank you for your understanding.

Yours,

Dr. Christian Schläger
Managing Director (CEO) & Co-Founder


Business Insider News: Build38 Closes an Exceptional 2019 and Will Be Exhibiting at RSA Conference...

Build38 was mentioned in the news apropos our year end financials and the traction our young company already gained in 2019.

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Together stronger – Build38 helps fellow Insuretechs with Best in Class analytics and App security

Trust and Analytics are essential for Insuretechs – afterall this is what you sell. Trust is hard to generate – especially for young Insuretechs but for everyone in the industry easy to lose. Munich Insuretech Hub start-up Build38 focuses on trust in mobile Apps – the number one sales channels for the digital natives and is highly praised for its advanced technology, analytical skills and easy integration by Gartner and customers.

 

Build38’s head architect Marc Obrador on Wednesday started prepping fellow Insuretechs for the mobile market, dangers from hackers and attackers and gave a well-received lesson on countermeasures and design principals. Several case studies made the participants review their current strategy: misuse of your process interfaces by malicious attackers or the competition can render your service useless or cause financial damages. Like in the case of one platform app that didn’t secure its interfaces and let an attacker flood its platform with illegal orders to subscribed insurance companies. After trust was lost, so was the business case for this young company. Or when the competition took apart the source code of an app and stole company secrets on underwriting and calculations – another major blow to a young fintech that could have been prevented.

Build 38’s service is the Trusted Application Kit T.A.K (www.build38.com ) that integrates in the app by design and secures code, IP, user data and compliant PSD 2 authentication. The server component gives you great analytics on an app level that let’s you market and control your services better and basically enhances your app to become “self-defending” against attackers and the competition. Marketeers love the insights they gain and because the SDK approach makes development faster, they can try out much more flavours and variances in less time.

As a special treat and to great applause from the teams, Build38 offered the solution free of charge to all fellow Insuretech Startups for the first year: “there is absolutely no reason why you publish an unsecure app”, says Build38 CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Christian Schlaeger. “T.A.K is fast and easy to integrate and lets you focus on the important stuff for your startup: business models and innovation. For us it is a moral obligation and part of the Munich team spirit to make T.A.K usable to every young company in the Munich Insuretech Hub – together we are stronger!”