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Passwords: They're as useless as the 'g' in lasagna
Accounts were compromised because he re-used the password “dadada”. Six characters, all lowercase. If anyone should know better, it’s Zuckerberg.
Google rolls out phishing prevention amongst new G Suite security features
Updates include phishing prevention, mobile device management, security keys for two-factor authentication, Information Rights Management, and more.
Why a secure perimeter is no longer enough protection for your IT infrastructure
Digital identity is used as the key method of protecting digital assets regardless of their location or how they are being accessed.
Interview: Unravelling the myths of chatbot security and identity theft in banking
“People shouldn’t be worried about internet banking. They should be worried about what information they’re giving people who can impersonate them.
25% of firms fail to implement multi-factor authentication for BYOD
25% of respondents at the Gartner Symposium lacked some form of multi-factor authentication when securing BYOD.
Fujitsu rolls out Biometrics-as-a-Service to Australian enterprises
Fujitsu's cloud-based multimodal biometrics-as-a-service solution will enable Australian organisations to deploy biometric authentication.
Okta report says security is changing workplace app use
Okta's 2018 Businesses @ Work report, which found that seven of the 15 fastest-growing apps are security tools or have security use cases.
NTT-AT & Trusona partner to deliver NoPasswords solution in Japan
NTT Advanced Technology is now partnering with identity authentication provider Trusona to bring multi-factor authentication to customers in Japan.
IoT, cryptocurrency, Linux & WiFi hacks: WatchGuard's security predictions for 2018
WatchGuard Technologies has whipped up some key IT security predictions ranging from IoT botnets to Linux attacks.
RSA expands authentication footprint with four major security firms
RSA has announced authentication partnerships with the likes of CyberArk, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks and VMware.
The importance of two-factor authentication in banking & business
"If an attacker knows your password, they won’t necessarily be able to steal your money. It’s like having a second lock for your door."
How the future will blur the lines of authentication & identity management
According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen or weak passwords.
1 in 4 organisations relying solely on passwords to secure BYOD
Bitglass has released the findings from its newest research, ‘BYOD and Identity’, which are alarming to say the least.
Singapore firm Ammbr teams with US security token provider to expand blockchain
"Our mission at Rivetz is to improve security at the device level, and we're happy to be partnering with Ammbr to support stronger protection."
Exclusive: ESET on why the humble password is here to stay
"So how long is ‘really long’? I recommend a minimum of twelve characters with mixed-cases and numbers or symbols. Even longer is better."
Diving into the magic of two-factor authentication
More effective privileged account management can also greatly mitigate risk and reduce the exposure surface for businesses.
US research team takes biometric scanning to heart
According to the study’s lead author Wenyao Xu, “No two people with identical hearts have ever been found”.
Okta enhances its Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication
The announcement came at the company’s annual Oktane conference in Las Vegas, which saw record attendance figures of over 2500 people.
Study finds it’s still the basics causing critical threats for businesses
Companies are inundated with cybersecurity threats every day – but which are the most critical?
Sydney authentication provider to work with US National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Sydney-based cybersecurity firm TokenOne is now the first Australian company to be selected for a consortium project for the NCCoE.
Hyundai Mobis creates NFC-based smartkey for vehicles: Encryption & authentication at the core
Encryption and authentication technologies are able to encrypt data between the vehicle and smartphone; as well as accurately identify the requests.
WatchGuard closes Datablink acquisition; continues push into authentication market
WatchGuard Technologies is venturing into the advanced authentication market after officially closing its acquisition of Datablink.
Here's how to put the net admin out of his (her) misery
Pity the poor network admin, already struggling with all the new tech hitting the corporate infrastructure.
Centrify warns hospitality industry is weak against data breaches
The alert from Centrify come as the Sabre Corp data breach continues to claim victims around the world, with Trump Hotels the latest announced.