AU10TIX is Finalist at the 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards

Nicosia, Cyprus (PRWEB) April 28, 2017

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards seek out and celebrate the most innovative companies that are changing the way ordinary people and professionals interact with finance. AU10TIX has been nominated for the Regtech category thanks to its standard-setting BOS platform. AU10TIX BOS enables 100% automated KYC initiation with a simple submission of an ID photo augmented by biometric Selfie-to-ID face comparison. AU10TIX technology in fact exceeds current regulatory requirements by offering forensic level forgery, counterfeiting and risk factor detection made possible by latest machine-learning and deep learning technology. AU10TIX BOS technology also introduced multi-lingual ID support which opens more markets to new regulated financial services. AU10TIX technology makes ID authentication and onboarding not just far safer but also seconds-fast and data-entry-free.

“Customer ID authentication and content retrieval is the gateway to onboarding and KYC,” says Ron Atzmon, Managing Director of AU10TIX: “What's new here is the levels of performance, ability to work with a broad range of ID image qualities, ability to handle non-standard documents, multi-lingual support and rapid-response exception reporting. Now, as ID authentication and biometric face matching become standard, AU10TIX is pushing the boundaries with innovative machine-learning and deep-learning algorithms. What was deemed impossible only a short while ago is now becoming reality. Obviously, recognition by Benzinga is a reward in itself.”

“This is not an academic exercise we're in. It is a battle of brains between sophisticated fraudsters and authentication experts,” says Ofer Friedman, VP Marketing of AU10TIX: “You don't win this game by developing OCR content extraction and logical checks. We learn the ways fraudsters work to beat them at their own game. Much of what we can detect cannot be seen with a naked eye. This mindset has helped us stay ahead of the game and if fact introduce a whole new generation of technology. This technology is now recognized by Benzinga”

About AU10TIX

AU10TIX Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of ICTS International N.V, deals with the authentication and digitization of identifying documents including Passports, identity cards, driving licenses and other complementary identifying documents. The company specializes in implementing hardware & software based applications used for scanning, identifying, content retrieval, authentication and validation of identifying documents. AU10TIX is a pioneer of all-channel (front-end and online) ID authentication and processing solutions. The company's products drastically reduce identifying document-based fraud, reducing the costs associated with client processing and enabling effective regulatory compliance, while making the sales and support operations speedier and considerably more efficient.

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About ICTS International N.V.

ICTS specializes in the development and implementation of innovative security concepts and solutions designed to meet the needs of a variety of industries, mainly aviation transportation, border control and sensitive facilities. ICTS International benefits from over two decades of expertise and international operational experience in transportation security, with a particular emphasis on high-risk environments, passenger processing transactions and the integration of security services to provide a comprehensive security solution. It also offers a wide variety of customized training programs, tailored procedures and a wide range of security consulting services. The company has developed and implemented unique technological solutions, based on its comprehensive approach to security, designed to enhance the level of security while accelerating the security check process.

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This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding the Company’s business strategy and future plans of operations. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific to the matters discussed in this press release. These and other important factors, including those mentioned in various Securities and Exchange Commission filings made periodically by the Company, may cause the Company’s actual results and performance to differ materially from the future results and performance expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to provide public updates, revisions or amendments to any forward-looking statements made herein to reflect changes in the Company’s expectations or future events.



Ofer Friedman, VP Marketing

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Tel.: +357 (22) 007698

ICTS International NV

Alon Raich

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IMG GlobalSecur Announces Executive Travel Security Consultants, Chris Hagon and Tim Bradley, Interviewed by Fox News

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2017

IMG GlobalSecur, a leading international executive security consulting firm, is proud to announce that experts Chris Hagon and Tim Bradley have been interviewed by Fox news in an important article sharing tips and ideas to improve international travel security for senior executives in countries as diverse as Mexico, China, and India.

“North Korea may grab the headlines as a rogue state,” commented executive security expert, Chris Hagon, CEO of IMG GlobalSecur. “However, most security risks to employees and executives occur from more mundane property crimes in countries with open economies such as Mexico, China, or India.”

To read the article in full on Fox news, visit To learn more about executive travel security, visit There, one can also utilize the website to reach out to one of the firm's executive travel security experts for a consultation or interview opportunities (if a recognized journalist or blogger).

Small But Important Security Threats Do Not Make Headlines

While extremist statements and violent actions by nation states and non-governmental actors garner headlines on news websites and social media, it's important for corporate security professionals to focus on the more mundane risks such as property crimes and violent assaults against executives and employees. In the Fox news article, the IMG experts focus on the risks associated with kidnapping, admittedly a very traumatic experience for the individual, but not necessarily an event that will make international headlines. Another tip was focused on using travel safety apps such as FoneTrac (, which allow corporate headquarters to communicate with employees via push notifications as well as employee-generated requests for assistance. By reading the article, as well as working with the executive travel security experts at IMG GlobalSecur, interested parties can educate themselves on the best strategies to mitigate travel risks.

About the Incident Management Group (IMG)

Incident Management Group is a leading international security consulting firm. Corporate or business organizations concerned about their need for robust travel security solutions can reach out to the IMG Group for assistance. The company’s experts provide services such as executive, employee, VIP, and expatriate travel security, workplace safety, duty of care management, risk and threat assessments, workplace violence prevention, crisis management planning, and more.


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Best Frequent Flyer Programs Chosen by 4.2 million Road Warriors

Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) April 28, 2017

Recognizing the best of travel loyalty programs, Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards has been named frequent flyer Program of the Year. Marriott Rewards held the top spot, for the tenth consecutive year, taking the highest honor among hotel programs in the Americas region at the 2017 Freddie Awards. The Freddie Awards were on Thursday, April 27th, hosted this year at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson Jersey City, New Jersey. A record number of 4.2 million frequent travelers from around the globe voted in this year’s campaign.

Internationally, Norwegian Reward is Program of the Year for the Europe/Africa region and EL AL Matmid received the Program of the Year Freddie Award in the Middle East/Asia/Oceania region. Among hotel programs, Le Club AccorHotels is Program of the Year for the Europe/Africa region and Starwood Preferred Guest takes top honors as Program of the Year for hotels in the Middle East/Asia/Oceania region.

In the popular credit card category, Chase Bank was a big winner by issuing the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier credit card. American Express Membership Rewards took top honors in the Middle East/Asia/Oceania region while upstart Norwegian Reward won in the Europe/Africa region with their credit card issued by Bank Norwegian.

Also announced were the 210 Award for programs whose value vote rating was trending higher (up-and-comers). Winners in this category included Choice Privileges, Avianca Lifemiles, Le Club AccorHotels, TAP Victoria, ANA Mileage Clubs and Trident Hotels Trident Privilege.

The Freddie Awards represent excellence among travel loyalty programs around the globe and rate the best programs in six categories: Program of the Year, Best Promotion, Best Redemption Ability, Best Customer Service, Best Elite Program and Best Loyalty Credit Card. Voters had six weeks to vote and were permitted to vote for programs in one of three global regions: Americas, Europe/Africa and Middle East/Asia/Oceania. Voting also was available in nine different languages.

The awards were announced this evening during a gala event at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson in Jersey City, New Jersey. More than 440 airline, hotel and credit card representatives attended the ceremony, along with frequent flyers who voted in this year’s awards. “We are delighted to once again allow frequent flyers throughout the world the opportunity to select the travel loyalty programs that they believe have achieved excellence,” said Randy Petersen, founder of the Freddie Awards. “This is not an elitist view of these programs nor a popular vote, but rather the ‘best’ are determined by the votes of those who spend a great deal of their life on the road and in turn are appreciative of the value they bring to their members.”

The Freddie Awards are named after the late Sir Freddie Laker, who attracted fame (and a knighthood in the United Kingdom) for pioneering low-cost air travel across the Atlantic in the 1970s.

The presenting sponsor this year was Barclaycard. Other sponsors included Points, eBags, Connexions Loyalty, BoardingArea and Mileslife. The Freddie Awards were custom designed by Society Awards.

And the winners are:



Program of the Year — Southwest Airlines – Rapid Rewards 

Best Elite Program — American Airlines – AAdvantage (6th consecutive year)

Best Promotion — Avianca – LifeMiles 

Best Customer Service — Southwest Airlines – Rapid Rewards 

Best Redemption Ability — Southwest Airlines – Rapid Rewards

210 AWARD — Avianca – LifeMiles

Hotel Category

Program of the Year — Marriott Hotels – Marriott Rewards (10th consecutive year)

Best Elite Program — Marriott Hotels – Marriott Rewards 

Best Promotion — MGM – M life Rewards

Best Customer Service — Marriott Hotels – Marriott Rewards 

Best Redemption Ability — Marriott Hotels – Marriott Rewards 

210 AWARD — Accor Hotels – Le Club AccorHotels 

Credit Card

Best Loyalty Credit Card — Southwest Airlines – Rapid Rewards from Chase Bank

Europe & Africa

Airline Category

Program of the Year — Norwegian Air – Norwegian Reward

Best Elite Program — AIR FRANCE/KLM – Flying Blue 

Best Promotion — AIR FRANCE/KLM – Flying Blue 

Best Customer Service — Aeroflot – Aeroflot Bonus

Best Redemption Ability — Aeroflot – Aeroflot Bonus

210 AWARD — TAP Portugal – Victoria

Hotel Category

Program of the Year — Accor Hotels – Le Club AccorHotels 

Best Elite Program — Starwood – Starwood Preferred Guest (6th consecutive year)

Best Promotion — Accor Hotels – Le Club AccorHotels 

Best Customer Service — Accor Hotels – Le Club AccorHotels 

Best Redemption Ability — Accor Hotels – Le Club AccorHotels 

210 AWARD — Choice Hotels – Choice Privileges

Credit Card

Best Affinity Credit Card — Bank Norwegian Norwegian Card

Middle East & Asia/Oceania

Airline Category

Program of the Year — EL AL – Matmid Club 

Best Elite Program — Virgin Australia – Velocity 

Best Promotion — EL AL – Matmid Club 

Best Customer Service — EL AL – Matmid Club 

Best Redemption Ability — Virgin Australia – Velocity 

210 AWARD — ANA – ANA Mileage Club

Hotel Category

Program of the Year — Starwood Preferred Guest 

Best Elite Program — Starwood Preferred Guest 

Best Promotion — Starwood Preferred Guest 

Best Customer Service — Starwood Preferred Guest 

Best Redemption Ability — Starwood Preferred Guest 

210 AWARD — Trident Hotels – Trident Privilege

Credit Card

Best Affinity Credit Card — American Express Membership Rewards

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