Biometrics: A Stepping-Stone To Eliminating The Password Forever

Biometrics: A Stepping-Stone To Eliminating The Password Forever

September 13, 2017 - Once thought of as exotic and futuristic, the use of biometrics as a means of authentication is quickly becoming mainstream. The concept is based on the fact that each person is unique and can be identified by his or her intrinsic physical or behavioral traits. This premise can serve as a powerful security measure, proving extremely valuable to organizations and their employees.

How Organizations Can Benefit from Adaptive Authentication

 

Robert Block, SecureAuth Sr. Vice President for Identity Strategy talks to CyberScoop about why two-factor authentication is cumbersome for organization's employees and how adaptive authentication is a better way for users and security

 

 

Is the government worried about smart coffee pots taking down the West Wing?

 

Ten years ago you didn’t have to worry about someone hacking your refrigerator. Today, your personal home assistant is quite literally listening to your every move. Experts believe that in just a few years, there will be over 20 billion devices connected to the internet with the possibility of being compromised by an attacker due to the lack of security built into these devices.

Widespread, Brute-Force, Cloud-to-Cloud Attacks Hit Office 365 Users

 

An operationalized cloud-to-cloud brute-force attack against Microsoft Office 365 users has hit high-level employees at multiple Fortune 2,000 organizations.

Security Podcast: Governance and Compliance

 

Information security is often an afterthought in an organisation’s planning and spending. And as a subset of that, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) struggles to get the high-level attention it needs.

In part this stems from the fact that GRC activities have traditionally been spread around various departments and functions within the organisation, with no overall control or strategy.

Authentication and convenience challenges of the retail industry

 

It’s important in all industries to have strong cyber security that is cost efficient to the organisation and provides frictionless user experience. Working with identity and authentication in retail however has some striking differences from that of other industries. In addition to being subject to compliance requirements like PCI, the retail industry has unique challenges as a result of having to manage hundreds to thousands of locations across the globe. Some examples include:

Achieving Stronger Security in Healthcare IT

 

Achieving Stronger Security in Healthcare IT

Ask someone to name the top priority of a healthcare organisation and they’ll probably say “providing excellent patient care.” But if you ask someone to name a second top priority, they might add, “IT security.” Recent breaches like WannaCry ransomware and past examples such as Anthem have turned cyber security into an urgent concern for every healthcare organisation.

Pages