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The Fight Against Synthetic Identity Fraud
Commentary  |  9/12/2019  | 
Advanced data and innovative technology will help organizations more easily identify abnormal behavior and tell legitimate customers apart from "fake" ones.
@jack Got Hacked: Twitter CEO's Tweets Hijacked
Quick Hits  |  8/30/2019  | 
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was, apparently, hijacked for roughly 20 minutes and used for a racist rant.
6 Ways Airlines and Hotels Can Keep Their Networks Secure
Slideshows  |  8/27/2019  | 
As recent news can attest, travel and hospitality companies are prime targets for cybercriminals. Here are six privacy and security tips that can help lock down privacy and security.
5 Identity Challenges Facing Todays IT Teams
Commentary  |  8/22/2019  | 
To take control over your company's security, identify and understand the biggest identity and access management challenges facing IT teams today and start addressing them.
BioStar 2 Leak Exposes 23GB Data, 1M Fingerprints
Quick Hits  |  8/14/2019  | 
Thousands of organizations, including banks, governments, and the UK Metropolitan Police, use the biometric security tool to authenticate users.
2019 Pwnie Award Winners (And Those Who Wish They Weren't)
Slideshows  |  8/13/2019  | 
This year's round-up includes awards into two new categories: most under-hyped research and epic achievement.
More Focus on Security as Payment Technologies Proliferate
News  |  8/12/2019  | 
Banks and merchants are expanding their payment offerings but continue to be wary of the potential fraud risk.
State Farm Reports Credential-Stuffing Attack
Quick Hits  |  8/9/2019  | 
The insurer has informed customers a third party used a list of user IDs and passwords to attempt access into online accounts.
It's (Still) the Password, Stupid!
Commentary  |  8/9/2019  | 
The best way to protect your identity in cyberspace is the simplest: Use a variety of strong passwords, and never, ever, use "123456" no matter how easy it is to type.
Researchers Show Vulnerabilities in Facial Recognition
News  |  8/7/2019  | 
The algorithms that check for a user's 'liveness' have blind spots that can lead to vulnerabilities.
Mimecast Rejected Over 67 Billion Emails. Here's What It Learned
News  |  8/6/2019  | 
New research warns that security pros must guard against updates to older malware and more manipulative social-engineering techniques.
Demystifying New FIDO Standards & Innovations
Commentary  |  8/1/2019  | 
Staying on top of the latest cybersecurity risks and preferred attack methods can feel impossible, but standards like FIDO2 are designed to help relieve the burden.
Google Cloud Debuts New Security Capabilities
Quick Hits  |  7/31/2019  | 
Updates include Advanced Protection Program for the enterprise and general availability of password vaulted apps in Cloud Identity and G Suite.
More Companies Don't Rely on Passwords Alone Anymore
News  |  7/31/2019  | 
New research shows how enterprises are adding additional layers of authentication.
8 Free Tools to Be Showcased at Black Hat and DEF CON
Slideshows  |  7/31/2019  | 
Expect a full slate of enterprise-class open source tools to take the spotlight when security researchers share their bounties with the community at large.
Transforming 'Tangible Security' into a Competitive Advantage
Commentary  |  7/30/2019  | 
Today's consumers want to see and touch security. Meeting this demand will be a win-win for everyone, from users to vendors to security teams.
A Password Management Report Card
Commentary  |  7/17/2019  | 
New research on password management tools identifies the relative strengths and weaknesses of 12 competing offerings.
Security Snapshot: OS, Authentication, Browser & Cloud Trends
News  |  7/16/2019  | 
New research shows cloud apps are climbing, SMS authentication is falling, Chrome is the enterprise browser favorite, and Android leads outdated devices.
Symantec Builds Out Cloud Portfolio to Enforce 'Zero Trust'
Quick Hits  |  7/16/2019  | 
New additions to its Integrated Cyber Defense Platform aim to give businesses greater control over access to cloud resources and applications.
Competing Priorities Mean Security Risks for Small Businesses
Quick Hits  |  7/12/2019  | 
Small business IT professionals are trying to balance multiple priorities and finding that the balance often leaves the company with serious security risks.
Organizations Are Adapting Authentication for Cloud Applications
News  |  7/9/2019  | 
Companies see the changing demands of cloud identity management but are mixed in their responses to those demands.
Intelligent Authentication Market Grows to Meet Demand
News  |  7/5/2019  | 
Confidence in user identity is critical to prevent fraud and theft, and companies are looking for new ways to get the necessary assurance.
Office 365 Multifactor Authentication Done Right
Commentary  |  6/27/2019  | 
Why the ubiquitous nature of Office 365 poses unique challenges for MFA-based security and how organizations can protect themselves.
How Hackers Emptied Church Coffers with a Simple Phishing Scam
Commentary  |  6/19/2019  | 
Cyber thieves aren't bound by a code of ethics. They look for weak targets and high rewards, which is exactly what Saint Ambrose Catholic offered.
The Evolution of Identity
Commentary  |  6/18/2019  | 
How data and technology can help businesses make the right fraud decisions, protect people's identities, and create an improved customer experience.
Google Adds Two-Factor Authentication for Its Apps on iOS
News  |  6/13/2019  | 
Android-based two-factor authentication now works for Google applications on iPad and iPhone.
End User Lockdown: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  6/7/2019  | 
Phishing, cybersecurity training, biometrics and casual Fridays. And the winners are ...
How to Get the Most Benefits from Biometrics
Commentary  |  6/5/2019  | 
Providing an easy-to-use, uniform authentication experience without passwords is simpler than you may think.
8 Ways to Authenticate Without Passwords
Slideshows  |  5/28/2019  | 
Passwordless authentication has a shot at becoming more ubiquitous in the next few years. We take a look at where things stand at the moment.
What You Need to Know About Zero Trust Security
Slideshows  |  5/22/2019  | 
The zero trust model might be the answer to a world in which perimeters are made to be breached. Is it right for your organization?
Google to Replace Titan Security Keys Affected by Bluetooth Bug
News  |  5/16/2019  | 
A misconfiguration in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys' pairing protocols could compromise users under specific circumstances.
Microsoft Builds on Decentralized Identity Vision
News  |  5/15/2019  | 
The company elaborates on its plan to balance data control between businesses and consumers by giving more autonomy to individuals.
78% of Consumers Say Online Companies Must Protect Their Info
News  |  5/13/2019  | 
Yet 68% agree they also must do more to protect their own information.
Fighting Back Against Tech-Savvy Fraudsters
Commentary  |  5/9/2019  | 
Staying a step ahead requires moving beyond the security techniques of the past.
Better Behavior, Better Biometrics?
Commentary  |  5/7/2019  | 
Behavioral biometrics is a building block to be used in conjunction with other security measures, but it shows promise.
Why Are We Still Celebrating World Password Day?
News  |  5/2/2019  | 
Calls to eliminate the password abound on this World Password Day and the technology to change is ready. So why can't we get off our password habit?
World Password Day or Groundhog Day?
Commentary  |  5/2/2019  | 
Despite decades trying to fortify our passwords with bolt-on solutions, attackers have always found ways to defeat them. Here are four reasons why.
Facebook Accidentally Imported 1.5M Users' Email Data Sans Consent
Quick Hits  |  4/18/2019  | 
The social media giant says it did not access the imported data and is notifying affected users.
CERT, CISA Warn of Vuln in at Least 4 Major VPNs
Quick Hits  |  4/12/2019  | 
VPN products by Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, F5 Networks, Pulse Secure, insecurely store session cookies.
Credential-Stuffing Attacks Behind 30 Billion Login Attempts in 2018
News  |  4/8/2019  | 
Using e-mail addresses and passwords from compromised sites, attackers most often targeted retail sites, video-streaming services, and entertainment companies, according to Akamai.
What the Transition to Smart Cards Can Teach the US Healthcare Industry
Commentary  |  3/21/2019  | 
Healthcare information security suffers from the inherent weakness of using passwords to guard information. Chip-based smart cards could change that.
Stealing Corporate Funds Still Top Goal of Messaging Attacks
News  |  3/19/2019  | 
Cybercriminals focus on collecting credentials, blackmailing users with fake sextortion scams, and convincing privileged employees to transfer cash. The latter still causes the most damage, and some signs suggest it is moving to mobile.
Shifting Attacks Put Increasing ID Fraud Burden on Consumers
News  |  3/8/2019  | 
Card-present fraud is down, but attackers continue to find new strategies, and consumers are paying the price.
Debunking 5 Myths About Zero Trust Security
Commentary  |  3/7/2019  | 
Rather than "trust but verify," a zero trust model assumes that attackers will inevitably get in if they aren't already. However, several misconceptions are impeding its adoption.
4 Ways At-Work Apps Are Vulnerable to Attack
Commentary  |  3/7/2019  | 
Collaboration applications make users and IT teams more efficient. But they come with an added cost: security.
Fighting Alert Fatigue with Actionable Intelligence
Commentary  |  3/6/2019  | 
By fine-tuning security system algorithms, analysts can make alerts intelligent and useful, not merely generators of noise.
Artificial Intelligence: The Terminator of Malware
Commentary  |  3/5/2019  | 
Is it possible that the combination of AI, facial recognition, and the coalescence of global mass-hack data could lead us toward a Skynet-like future?
Startup Armor Scientific Launches Multifactor Identity System
News  |  3/4/2019  | 
Company aims to replace usernames and passwords by combining GPS location, biometrics, and keys issued through a blockchain-based network.
6 Tips for Getting the Most from Your VPN
Slideshows  |  2/22/2019  | 
VPNs are critical for information security. But simply having these cozy security tunnels in the toolkit isn't enough to keep an organization's data safe.
The Anatomy of a Lazy Phish
Commentary  |  2/20/2019  | 
A security engineer breaks down how easy it is for unskilled attackers to trick an unsuspecting user to submit credentials to a phishing site.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-09-16
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