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What Is Rich Communication Services? Breaking Down the Benefits and Security Risks

Texting has been around since the 1990s, and it has served us well. Users have sent countless messages, and these exchanges have facilitated such developments as SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) and Kenya’s SMS-based M-Pesa mobile payment system. But the world has since discovered countless other ways to message — methods that enable far more
Publish At:2020-03-03 09:50 | Read:224 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Artificial Intelligence (AI) Authentication

Workforce Versus Consumer IAM: Key Differences and Use Cases

As a consumer, have you ever visited an online retail site only to be bombarded by a pop-up window asking for your email address in order to get a nominal discount? Or consider the process of exploring a home mortgage with a major financial institution. Your first interaction with the bank or financial institution prompts a request for your Social Security i
Publish At:2020-03-02 08:32 | Read:231 | Comments:0 | Tags:Identity & Access Security Services Access Management Authen

Will Weak Passwords Doom the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Weak passwords can hurt any organization’s security efforts and make any device easily hackable, but could they also be the greatest point of failure for internet of things (IoT) security? Weak passwords certainly put companies deploying IoT devices at greater risk of falling victim to a cyberattack. We have already begun to see attacks targeting IoT d
Publish At:2020-02-15 17:18 | Read:229 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Risk Management IoT Authentication Connected Device

Why 2020 Will Be the Year Artificial Intelligence Stops Being Optional for Security

Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t new. What is new is the growing ubiquity of AI in large organizations. In fact, by the end of this year, I believe nearly every type of large organization will find AI-based cybersecurity tools indispensable. Artificial intelligence is many things to many people. One fairly neutral definition is that it’s a bran
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:30 | Read:314 | Comments:0 | Tags:Artificial Intelligence Data Protection Identity & Access di

How Authentication and Identification Work Together to Build Digital Trust

The dictionary definition of trust, according to Merriam-Webster, is the “assured reliance on the … truth of someone or something.” In today’s digital world, trust can be a tricky concept. To do business online, whether you are a bank, retailer, insurer, airline or anything else, you must have some degree of trust in your user — trust
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:20 | Read:632 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Identity & Access Access Governance digital

Will the Future of Authentication Run Into a Privacy Wall?

Identity authentication is absolutely necessary to conducting our affairs today. Without it, we would lose virtually all confidence to conduct business or create and foster relationships. But with ever increasing concerns related to data privacy, it is worth looking at the past to see what future challenges we may face in the digital identity space. From Jew
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:20 | Read:775 | Comments:0 | Tags:Identity & Access Risk Management Artificial Intelligence (A

When can we get rid of passwords for good?

Or perhaps I should have asked, “Can we ever get rid of passwords for good?” The security world knows passwords are a problem. Products ship with default passwords that are never changed. People reuse old passwords or adopt easy-to-guess passwords that hackers easily defeat via brute force. Or users simply can’t keep up with having to re
Publish At:2019-10-16 23:20 | Read:653 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness 2fa authentication mfa passwords

Preparing for the iPhone X and the Future of Facial Recognition Technology

As we approach the holiday season, both consumers and IT professionals are considering replacing their old devices with a whole new lineup of smartphones, phablets and tablets. Whether you’re treating yourself, adding to your wish list or considering options for your next enterprise rollout, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of introducin
Publish At:2017-11-04 02:00 | Read:3866 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Apple Authentication Biometric Mobile Securi

Credentials (UN)Management in home banking.

Introduction Out of the five main information security pillars, namely confidentiality, integrity, availability, authenticity and irrefutability, common users give more attention to the first one. But in real life even though in general people agree with the importance of backup, not many actually implement this security mechanism. What one says and what one
Publish At:2017-10-25 07:50 | Read:4507 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking authentication banking

APNIC Whois-related problem led to accidental exposure of authentication data

APNIC Deputy Director General Sanjaya confirmed that Whois data were accidentally exposed online included authentication details. The Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) is a non-profit organization that provides Internet addressing services in the Asia-Pacific region. The APNIC made the headlines because it was informed about a Whois-related sec
Publish At:2017-10-24 13:20 | Read:4467 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach APNIC authentication data breach d

Building Digital Trust, One Blockchain at a Time

Since it first appeared in 2009, the bitcoin network has grown significantly. The digital currency’s recent surge in value has sparked discussions within the security space about the benefits of blockchain, a technology that promotes the type of trust that is sorely lacking in some digital transactions. Today, people are exchanging real money for cryp
Publish At:2017-09-22 13:40 | Read:3581 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Authentication Bitcoin Blockcha

Experts spotted a login page flaw in Joomla that exposes admin credentials

Researchers at RIPS Technologies discovered a login page vulnerability affecting Joomla versions between 1.5 and 3.7.5 that exposes admin credentials. Experts at RIPS Technologies discovered a login page flaw affecting Joomla versions between 1.5 and 3.7.5 that exposes admin credentials. The flaw affects Joomla installs when using Lightweight Directory Acces
Publish At:2017-09-21 20:20 | Read:3302 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking authentication Joomla 3.8 LDAP

Have We Been Wrong All Along About Good Password Practices?

Have we been creating passwords the wrong way all along? You might think so, based on the new set of guidelines the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently issued about the best password practices. NIST Special Publication 800-63 is a comprehensive guide to managing digital identity, and its recommendations are widely adopted by organi
Publish At:2017-09-21 00:50 | Read:4443 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Identity & Access Authentication National Institute

e-Signature Security Speeds Government Paperwork Along

As public administrators have learned, efficiency in government is largely a matter of executing the small things well. A saved mailing expense or avoided delay can add up to a lot more work for a lot less tax money, which is one practical definition of good government in action. One example of this process is a current U.S. Census Bureau initiative to imple
Publish At:2017-09-11 19:25 | Read:7159 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Fraud Protection Government Authentication D

Security Specialists Discuss Identity and Access Management in the Age of Ransomware

Over the past few months, we have seen widespread attacks such as NotPetya and WannaCry cripple organizations at record scale and speed, either for monetary gain or with the sole purpose of causing destruction. In their wake, many professionals are assessing what these new threats mean for their security strategies, infrastructures and policies. As a point o
Publish At:2017-09-07 15:10 | Read:3235 | Comments:0 | Tags:Identity & Access Authentication Human Factor Identity and A

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