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Michael Hiskey

Michael is world traveler who takes a 'growth hacking' approach to marketing! After 15 years’ in the space now called "Big Data", he spends his days reinventing how it will better our world. Also an accomplished writer, speaker and blogger, he thinks of his role as “Chief Product Evangelist” and “Storyteller of Client Success.” Michael is an experienced B2B enterprise marketing executive, with over 15 years’ of 'growth hacking' every aspect of demand generation, product, program, strategy and communications he has come across. At Socure, he directs all aspects of the company’s marketing efforts. Most recently, he led marketing for Data Wrangling start-up Trifacta. Prior to this, he led marketing for the analytics portfolio at MicroStrategy. Mr. Hiskey joined MicroStrategy from a CMO role at Kognitio, the VP of Marketing & Business Development. There, he had worldwide responsibility (Global Product Marketing team, Field Marketing, Market Strategy, Partner Marketing, etc.) & strategic partnering relationships. His team took in the market requirements, then re-branded & re-positioned the leading provider of in-memory analytical database software, created press, analyst and client relations teams, as well as a Lead Development and Demand Generation Team that he also managed. Michael spent almost 10 years at IBM. In his later roles there, he managed a global team of subject matter experts and working in global sales, marketing and development of IBM Smart Analytics & Netezza Data Warehouse appliances. At IBM, he held roles in Brasil for the Latin America Big Data Software lab, where he built teams to service clients of the Cognos, DB2 and Informix technologies.
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Recent Posts

Socure is a SOC2 Type 2 compliant SaaS company

Posted by Michael Hiskey on Dec 1, 2016 5:55:00 AM

Socure is pleased to offer the first Digital Identity Verification Solution that is compliant with SOC 2. 

SOC is an internationally recognized auditing standard created by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The SOC 2 report provides a description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of design and operating effectiveness of the organization’s controls.

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Topics: Compliance

The Digital Identity Tracker

Posted by Michael Hiskey on Aug 11, 2016 3:53:00 PM

The August edition of the Digital Identity Tracker brings with it a revised scoring and ranking model, as well as a host of updates that better focus our monthly collaboration with PYMNTS.com.

You can download it for youself from pymnts.com; this blog talks a bit more about the process and what's coming next! 

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Topics: Article, Financial Inclusion, Authentication, PYMNTS

Hot Summer Updates to ID+ v2.5

Posted by Michael Hiskey on Aug 3, 2016 11:49:02 AM

Continuing regular product updates to the current version 2.5 of the Socure ID+ solution for consumer verification, August brings enhancements that make ID+ more predictive of valid identities, more robust in information output, and more specific in detailed responses. 

This blog outlines some of those updates, and shows you where you can find more information about each area of feature enhancement in ID+! 

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Topics: Product Update, ID+

Preventing Fraudsters from Becoming Upwardly Mobile

Posted by Michael Hiskey on Jul 28, 2016 11:20:52 AM

A rising number of Financial Institutions are leveraging mobile transaction opportunities, but the technology also presents challenges to organizations unprepared for fraud. How can they protect their operations and consumers?

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Topics: ID+, KYC

What inspired us to start Socure

Posted by Michael Hiskey on Jul 21, 2016 11:46:06 AM

We're often asked why we started Socure. While you can find some of that in a short video explaining Socure (see below), it seemed more than time we shared it here in our blog!  

Socure started with the idea that Social Media could be brought to bear (Social + Security = Socure), our offerings have grown to include a breadth of online and offline data that builds a complete picture of an individual's digital identity. 

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Topics: Insider, Financial Inclusion

The Omnichannel Conundrum: How to Prevent Fraud and Maximize Consumer Experiences

Posted by Michael Hiskey on Jun 21, 2016 10:56:40 AM

Financial Institutions are increasingly moving towards omnichannel strategies, but are they prepared for security threats? 

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Topics: Article, Trends

The Evolution of Authentication

Posted by Michael Hiskey on Jun 8, 2016 5:13:34 PM

On June 7th, 2016 Karen Webster, CEO of PYMNTS.com and Ken Allen, SVP of Operations at Socure sat down to continue their disussion on the changing landscape of identity verification. This 'Digital Disucssion' focused on the methods and frameworks for thinking about a layered approach to consumer authentication.

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Topics: ID+, Authentication, PYMNTS

Innovation Project 2016 by PYMNTS

Posted by Michael Hiskey on Mar 24, 2016 2:11:32 PM

First-person summary of Innovation Project a payments industry confernece put on by PYMNTS March 16-17 at Harvard University.

Innovation Project is a conference put on annually by Payments Industry trade publication PYMNTS. Socure was a silver sponsor, our CEO was on-stage briefly during the “Think-a-Thon” challenge, and we participated in the Innovator Expo.

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Topics: Trends, ID+, Events

Hiring great talent

Posted by Michael Hiskey on Jan 25, 2016 2:10:30 PM

Leading in Digital Identity - It takes a village; that village needs people! 

If you’ve got phenomenal talent, and want just a touch of the hipster office vibe, without all of the attitude that comes with it, we’ve got the job for you. Socure is tackling generational problems that make the financial system more accessible for the un-banked and under-banked masses in the US and around the world. All from right here in New York City.

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Topics: Trends, Jobs

Big Data and Digital Identity Verification

Posted by Michael Hiskey on Dec 30, 2015 6:37:48 PM

What’s New in ID+ Version 2.5

Over the past two years, Socure has redefined electronic identity verification with alternative data from trusted online and social media information. In version 2.5, we have upped the game with tremendous enhancements to both our SOC-2 Certified Social Biometrics platform and our ID+ APIs.

To do this, ID+ now returns more data than ever before. More data sources, more detailed and expanded field validation and reason codes, more input for fraud prediction—more information for better consumer decisioning.

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Topics: Product Update, ID+

About the Socure Blog

Digital Identity and the New World

Our team is constantly sharing what we've learned from years of security, financial technology, fraud risk mitigation and identity verification.  Here, we share our latest thinking that elates to everything in and around Socure, the financial technology industry, KYC, AML, CIP, Fraud and Compliance! 

That's a lot of stuff. We'd love to read your comments, so share your thoughts right here and via your favorite social media networks.  We're listening - suggest a topic anytime! 

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