App security specialist Build38 welcomes Manuel Holzhauer as new advisory board member

App security specialist Build38 welcomes Manuel Holzhauer as new advisory board member

Focus on digital transformation in the finance and insurance market

With immediate effect Manuel Holzhauer joins the advisory board of Build38. In doing so, the start-up benefits from its many years of experience and extensive network from its activities in the start-up, finance and insurance industries. Holzhauer currently operates as Insurance Industry Executive at Microsoft.

Before his current position at Microsoft, Manuel Holzhauer worked for many well-known companies and organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accenture, Munich Re and the InsurTech Hub Munich. Through the InsurTech Hub, he has known and supported Build38 GmbH since its foundation. He has a passion for innovation and digital transformation in the finance and insurance sector. Especially in the financial industry, customer centricity is a decisive competitive factor. This applies to internal processes, but much more to external customer interfaces. Here, the focus should be on customer benefits at all times. For example, mobile apps can be used to implement new concepts that improve communication with customers and simplify the execution of transactions.

"Mobile apps as a front end to the customer are now very important to many companies. Here, developers and operators often focus on the functionalities or the user experience, but not on the necessary security and compliance. However, since the banking and insurance sectors in particular have security as a key value proposition, cyberattacks pose an enormous threat that can quickly become a reputational risk. Therefore, in my view, it is essential to take appropriate safety measures. For this reason, I see it as essential to integrate app security during the early development phase. This is exactly where Build38's innovative concept comes in," says Holzhauer.

"We are pleased to have Manuel Holzhauer on board, an experienced expert whose inspiring ideas and good relationships will help us build bridges in the world of finance and insurance. With his support, we are able to expand the reach of our app security approach, make new contacts and advance business processes," says Dr. Christian Schläger, CEO of Build38.

Manuel Holzhauer, new member in the advisory board
from Build38


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Secure Mobile Banking: Build38 present at the Nordic IT Security Summit

Secure Mobile Banking: Build38 present at the Nordic IT Security Summit

Cybersecurity event for the financial sector

Cyberattacks are occurring more and more frequently around the world. Especially banks and financial institutions are very much affected. To support the financial sector on cybersecurity, the Financial Institutions Edition of the annual Nordic IT Security (NITS) Summit has been launched. This will provide a platform for the fintech, e-commerce and mobile banking industries, offering an optimal opportunity for networking and mutual exchange. The event will take place on April 15 and 16, 2021. In total, many industry leaders will participate in the Summit, outlining their visions and sharing valuable business insights. It will also be possible to browse virtual exhibitions, in which the latest technologies are presented. Build38, an expert in mobile banking app security, is also part of the digital event.

Especially due to the Corona situation, mobile payment is used even more frequently by customers. At the same time, it has also brought it increasingly into the focus of cybercriminals, who hack banking apps to gain access to customers' personal payment data. However, this risk can be eliminated with the early integration of a multi-layered security framework that includes all necessary security functions. Build38 has developed such a framework, which prevents known and unknown attacks at all times and thus optimally secures banking apps. In line with the Shift Left Security approach, the Software Development Kit (SDK) can be integrated in a very short time during the early development phase. This ensures security from the outset. During the event, attendees will be able to learn in-depth about Build38's Trusted Application Kit (T.A.K).

Further information about the event can be found here: https://nordicitsecurity.com/.