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6 Biometric Factors That Are Working Today
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
From fingerprints to wearable ECG monitors, there are real options in the market that may relegate the despised password to the dustbin of history.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/12/2014
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'Backoff' Malware: Time To Step Up Remote Access Security
Boatner Blankenstein, Senior Director, Solutions Engineering, BomgarCommentary
DHS issues advisory about remote desktop access tools associated with recent point-of-sale breaches.
By Boatner Blankenstein Senior Director, Solutions Engineering, Bomgar, 8/1/2014
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Phishing: What Once Was Old Is New Again
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-ColeCommentary
I used to think the heyday of phishing had passed. But as Symantec notes in its 2014 Internet Security Threat Report, I was wrong!
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 7/30/2014
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Weak Password Advice From Microsoft
Andrey Dulkin, Senior Director, Cyber Innovation, CyberArkCommentary
Tempting as it may seem to do away with strong passwords for low-risk websites, password reuse is still a significant threat to both users and business.
By Andrey Dulkin Senior Director, Cyber Innovation, CyberArk, 7/28/2014
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Passwords Be Gone! Removing 4 Barriers To Strong Authentication
Phillip M. Dunkelberger, President & CEO, Nok Nok LabsCommentary
As biometric factors become more prevalent on mobile devices, FIDO Alliance standards will gain traction as an industry-wide authentication solution.
By Phillip M. Dunkelberger President & CEO, Nok Nok Labs, 7/24/2014
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Passwords & The Future Of Identity: Payment Networks?
Andre Boysen, EVP, Digital Identity Evangelist, SecureKeyCommentary
The solution to the omnipresent and enduring password problem may be closer than you think.
By Andre Boysen EVP, Digital Identity Evangelist, SecureKey, 7/16/2014
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Payment Card Data Theft: Tips For Small Business
Chris Nutt, Director, Incident Response & Malware, MandiantCommentary
For small businesses looking to reduce their exposure to data theft the good news is the advantage of being small.
By Chris Nutt Director, Incident Response & Malware, Mandiant, 7/15/2014
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3 BYOD Risk Prevention Strategies
Jim Szafranski, SVP Customer Platform Services, FiberlinkCommentary
An effective BYOD plan must balance control with convenience. Here's what to keep in mind.
By Jim Szafranski SVP Customer Platform Services, Fiberlink, 7/8/2014
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Why A Secured Network Is Like The Human Body
Dan Ross, CEO & President, PromisecCommentary
It’s time to throw away the analogies about building fortresses and perimeter defenses and start to approach InfoSec with the same standard of care we use for public health.
By Dan Ross CEO & President, Promisec, 6/26/2014
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P.F. Chang's Breach Went Undetected For Months
Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect, AccessDataCommentary
Early reports indicate that the compromise involved a large number of restaurant locations and dates as far back as September 2013.
By Lucas Zaichkowsky Enterprise Defense Architect, AccessData, 6/23/2014
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SMBs Ignoring Insider Threats
Henry Kenyon, Commentary
Many smaller organizations do not adequately protect against insider threats, CERT expert warns.
By Henry Kenyon , 6/23/2014
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Don’t Let Lousy Teachers Sink Security Awareness
Corey Nachreiner, Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
You can't fix a human problem with a technology solution. Here are three reasons why user education can work and six tips on how to develop a corporate culture of security.
By Corey Nachreiner Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard Technologies, 6/11/2014
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In Praise Of Shadow IT
Eric Zeman, Commentary
80% of those employed by enterprises larger than 1,000 people circumvent IT to use cloud-based tools, new research says. I say let them.
By Eric Zeman , 6/9/2014
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BYOD: Build A Policy That Works
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingCommentary
To secure employee-owned smartphones and tablets, it takes a practical, enforceable set of guidelines.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/9/2014
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TweetDeck Scammers Steal Twitter IDs Via OAuth
Brian Prince, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Users who give up their TweetDeck ID are promised 20 followers for free or 100 to 5,000 new followers a day for five days.
By Brian Prince Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/6/2014
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Yahoo Dumps Google, Facebook Logins For Flickr
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
Flickr users who sign in with Facebook or Google IDs will need a Yahoo account to access their photos after June 30th. Here's what you need to know about the change.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 6/6/2014
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If HTML5 Is The Future, What Happens To Access Control?
Garret Grajek, CTO & COO, SecureAuthCommentary
The solution for multi-device deployment is HTML5. The challenge, for the enterprise, is deploying it correctly. Here are seven tools you will need.
By Garret Grajek CTO & COO, SecureAuth, 6/5/2014
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How The Math Of Biometric Authentication Adds Up
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-ColeCommentary
Yes, it's true that if your authentication scheme only allows a single fingerprint you only have 10 choices. But there's no rule that says it has to be one, and only one.
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 6/2/2014
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A Year Later, Most Americans Think Snowden Did The Right Thing
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
On anniversary of whistleblowing, 55 percent of Americans say Snowden was right to expose NSA's surveillance program; 82 percent believe they are still being watched.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 5/29/2014
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Dissecting Dendroid: An In-Depth Look Inside An Android RAT Kit
Felix Leder, Senior Malware Researcher, Blue Coat Systems NorwayCommentary
Dendroid is full of surprises to assist it in subverting traditional security tactics through company-issued Android phones or BYOD.
By Felix Leder Senior Malware Researcher, Blue Coat Systems Norway, 5/28/2014
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3 Places to Enable 2-Factor Authentication Now
3 Places to Enable 2-Factor Authentication Now
Two-factor authentication is a ubiquitous, mature technology. Whether or not you use it for your network, here are three external services for which you should immediately enable it.
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