Brett Beranek
Brett Beranek is responsible for overseeing the security and biometric business at Nuance. Prior to Nuance, he held various business development & marketing positions within the enterprise B2B security software space. Beranek has extensive experience with biometric technologies, particularly in his role as a founding partner of Viion Systems, a startup focused on developing facial recognition software solutions for the enterprise market. Beranek also has in-depth experience with a wide range of other security technologies, including fingerprint biometrics, video analytics for the physical security space and license plate recognition technology. He has earned a Bachelor of Commerce, Information Systems Major, from McGill University as well as an Executive Marketing certificate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.
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Credit unions fight fraud and transform member engagement with biometric authentication

In addition to the many challenges of staying competitive and profitable, credit unions face a rising tide of fraud. The entire banking sector saw a significant spike in fraud during the pandemic, as fraudsters pounced on new opportunities created by the disruption. This led many institutions to review their vulnerabilities and implement more sophisticated, AI-powered […]

It’s time to rethink customer authentication

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in October 2021 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It makes sense that Halloween comes at the end of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, because the numbers are terrifying.   Consumers and organizations worldwide lose billions of dollars every year to fraud. In fact, a recent global survey by KPMG found that 71% of businesses have […]

Deepfakes vs biometric security. (And why voice biometrics still wins.)

Deepfake videos seem to be hitting the headlines ever more frequently. Last year, it was imitations of Tom Cruise. This year, imitations of Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Such stories naturally raise concerns for organizations striving to prevent fraud and protect customers with biometric security. After all, if a fraudster can recreate a customer’s face and […]

Deutsche Telekom delivers more intuitive and secure authentication with Nuance Gatekeeper

With more than 400,000 customers engaging with its contact centers every day—adding up to over 100 million per year—Deutsche Telekom faces a monumental customer service challenge. Its 30,000 contact center agents need to deliver fast, convenient, and accurate support across a wide range of topics, from starting and upgrading contracts, to technical assistance for its […]

Telcos and SIM swap fraud: protecting consumers and mitigating risk exposure

Over the last several years, a number of high-profile SIM swap frauds have come to light: from Twitter’s Jack Dorsey in 2019 to Stefan Thomas, who lost his entire cryptocurrency investment in a SIM swap scheme. And, although it’s not a new type of fraud, there is so much more at stake now than before. […]

Young female engineer concept. GUI (Graphical User Interface).It’s time to forget passwords for good, and rethink World Password Day

When Intel created World Password Day in 2013, it was a global reminder to change and strengthen the words, numbers, and special characters which secured our accounts and protected our identities. Eight years later, World Password Day reminds us that passwords are an archaic tool. It reminds us that passwords have become a commodity for […]

Meeting customers across voice and digital channels with intelligence

Today’s organizations are bombarded with niche vendors offering spot conversational AI fixes whether it be to deal with volume on messaging channels or for fraud detection on a voice call. While in some cases these kinds of quick fixes can be useful, in most situations they are resource intensive and only end up solving one […]

The case for password-less authentication: Forgotten passwords lead to lost crypto investments

We all have that one person in our life who’s forever forgetting their passwords to their online accounts. The saved login feature in their browser is their lifeline; so too is the face ID that lets them into their bank accounts from their mobile device. Perhaps, though, no story is more dramatic – or more […]

Five digital security trends to watch in 2021

Here is a round up of five key digital security trends that span from cybersecurity, fraud prevention, and risk management Forward-looking CISOs will transition to password-less authentication with the twin goals of customer convenience and enterprise security. Consumers want a digital experience that is easy, secure, and free of passwords. Daily passwords and pins (e.g., […]

The fight against fraud

I recently had the privilege of sitting down with a very special guest, Robert Ross, a tech investor, father, and now fervent SIM Swap prevention advocate after losing just shy $1M in less than 1 hour at the hands of a fraudster. The goal of our discussion was really to allow Rob to share how […]

Preventing fraud and safeguarding critical assets – with password-free banking

Spain’s EVO Banco just became the first bank in Spain to leverage Nuance’s AI-powered biometrics technology for authenticating customers, eliminating passwords and PIN codes for mobile banking. When customers use the bank’s mobile application, the new EVO VoiceID will empower people to simply speak the phrase, “En EVO, mi voz es mi contraseña” (In EVO, […]

Nuance Named Leader: Delivering on a vision of biometrics for both convenience and security

I could not have been prouder of our team when I got the news that Nuance was named the industry leader in Opus Research’s latest Intelliview Report. Of course, it’s exciting whenever we get third party validation of our technology and outpace competitors, but this report was different. It was powerful because of what exactly […]