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Interview: Yubico A/NZ vice president on passwords in the modern world
"With open authentication standards, like WebAuthn and FIDO2, a passwordless future is attainable."
Six practical tips for better password practice
rsenal, Star Wars and Eminem all featured in the top 300 most hacked passwords last year.
Three ways to protect your business in the cloud
A modern BYO-anything workforce means more access points, hidden apps and hurdles to secure across the organisation.
Biometric authentication balances security and simplicity
One touch of a fingerprint or face scan can securely grant access – a much more seamless user experience than remembering and typing out a password.
Can we protect against cryptocurrency theft?
Once cryptocurrency is stolen, there is no refund like there is with a bank or credit card company, and governments offer no protection for users.
Cloud security planning – here’s to a safer future
Discussion is likely to focus on cloud security, with IT professionals asking themselves: How did we cope with the threat situation last year?
Organisations still not getting cybersecurity fundamentals right - Wavelink
Research shows that nearly 60% of organisations that suffered a data breach in the two years between 2016 and 2018 fell victim to a known vulnerability with patches available.
Thales announces expanded access management capabilities
New adaptive authentication, single sign-on and application visibility capabilities have been made available for Thales SafeNet Authentication Service customers.
Time to include multi-factor authentication in your cybersecurity strategy - WatchGuard
Enterprises looking to reduce the risk of cyber-compromise or attack need to think about adding multi-factor authentication technology to their arsenal.
Yubico launches lightning-compatible security key
Today, the YubiKey 5Ci can be used to secure the 1Password, Bitwarden, Dashlane, Idaptive, LastPass, and Okta iOS mobile applications.
92% of businesses experience identity challenges - LastPass
Data from the report reveals IT professionals overwhelmingly (82%) agree that poor identity practices have exposed their business to risks.
Ping’s significant expansion of its cloud identity solution
PingOne for Customers adds new features designed to create seamless and secure user experiences.
LogMeIn expands cloud identity capabilities with new offerings
Many small and medium-sized companies don’t have the resources to implement robust security programs.
Ping Identity offerings accelerates cloud MFA and SSO adoption
90% of respondents trust MFA as an effective security control to protect identity data in public clouds, yet only 60% of organisations have formally adopted it.
How to avoid becoming a cryptojacking victim - Bitglass
Large-scale cryptojacking is a lucrative business due to the popularity and value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
NDB report: Stronger authentication practices needed
The Australian Information Commissioner (OIAC) has released the latest quarterly report on the notifications under the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme.
WatchGuard announces A/NZ partners awards
Four Australian companies were named partner award winners at the WatchGuard conference in Vietnam.
Okta launches risk-based authentication with machine learning
The new feature will allow enterprises to automate security by implementing significantly stronger authentication techniques and remediation when the scenario calls for it.
Okta brings centralised identity security to servers
“Server access has traditionally relied on shared credentials that may never change, and that creates significant vulnerabilities for large or growing organisations.”
Opinion: BYOD can be secure with the right measures
Companies that embrace BYOD are giving employees more freedom to work remotely, resulting in increased productivity, cost savings, and talent retention.
Expert offers password tips to aid a stress-free sleep
For many cybersecurity professionals, the worries of the day often crawl into night-time routines - LogMeIn says better password practices can help.
Exclusive: Ping Identity on security risk mitigation
“Effective security controls are measured and defined by the direct mitigation of inherent and residual risk.”
CSOs - are you prepared for cloud cryptojacking?
A recent report found that almost half of the organisations surveyed have malware in one of their cloud applications.
WhatsApp users warned to change voicemail PINs
Attackers are allegedly gaining access to users’ WhatsApp accounts by using the default voicemail PIN to access voice authentication codes.