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Hands-on review: Quick and easy authentication with YubiKeys
The #1 security key, featuring multi-protocol security.
Ping Identity announces new Identity-as-a-Service solution
PingOne for Customers is built for the developer community and provides API-based identity services for customer-facing applications.
Check Point announces general availability for CloudGuard SaaS
CloudGuard SaaS protects enterprises that use SaaS applications and cloud-based email.
Exclusive: Securing cloud data in the APAC environment
The majority of users are unable to develop good cyber hygiene in line with the rapid rate of digitalisation that the APAC region is undergoing.
Interview: Building secure apps from the ground up
Security should be a key consideration from the initial design phase before any build even begins.
Three access management trends making waves in APAC
Consumer identity proofing, authentication, and authorisation will top the $37 billion value mark by 2023.
Exclusive: Okta’s new GM shares its APAC strategy
“We believe that partnering with systems integrators, independent software vendors and consulting companies is a key factor of success for Okta.”
Facebook breach: Ready for the coming phishing wave?
Much of the information accessed in the Facebook breach is perfect for cyber criminals planning their next phishing attack.
Back to the basics: Five ways to stay safe online
Phishing attacks or social-engineering attacks are on the rise, where cybercriminals trick people into divulging details and participating in scams.
Interview: RSA's Craig Dore on the basics of MFA
A good MFA solution would cover access for both types of applications, and enable access for both employees and third parties such as contractors.
Exclusive: Why social media platforms are so vulnerable to cyber threats
Social media breaches, including the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook incident, accounted for approximately 56% of total records compromised in the first half of 2018.
How online retail businesses need to bundle security into customer experience
E-commerce sites, in particular, are increasingly targeted by hackers due to the sensitive payment card information.
Quick tips for staying safe online - Cyber Smart Week 2018
With the Facebook data breach still fresh in everyone’s minds, Cyber Smart Week couldn’t come soon enough.
Exclusive: Moving away from passwords to two-factor authentication
New developments in ‘zero log-in’ technology look set to redefine the authentication process as we know it and put paid to the dubious protection offered by passwords.
Nearly 50% of businesses have yet to take control of password security - report
“Passwords continue to be a challenge to cybersecurity in the workplace, and attacks continue to grow in number and complexity every year.”
Ping Identity providing second-factor authentication for Microsoft Azure
The solution gives users the freedom to put MFA everywhere it is needed for employees, partners and customers.
Experts comment on Facebook’s 50 million user credential leak
Barracuda Networks, Sophos, RedLock, and Darktrace offer their views on the data leak that affected close to 50 million accounts.
40 million more likely affected by massive Facebook data leak - Bitdefender
Almost 50 million accounts have been compromised through a daisy-chained vulnerability in the View As feature, which allowed an unknown party to snatch authentication tokens of 50 million users.
Multifactor Authentication: Is it still enough on its own?
"MFA has become a popular weapon in the ongoing battle against cybercrime, but is it still enough on its own?"
Microsoft makes security offerings available to nation states and law enforcement
Microsoft aims to empower IT to unlock the security capabilities of the intelligent cloud to tip the scales in the cyber war.
Cyber threat spotlight: Kiwis report more, lose less in Q2
CERT NZ’s April-June 2018 Quarterly Report suggests that cyber threats – and the amount of people who are reporting them – are once again on the rise, and fewer people are losing money.
The good and bad of Office 365 security
Let’s start with the positives. Office 365 adoption, and going cloud in general, is good for security.
Interview: CA Technologies explores the state of digital trust in APJ
A recent survey by CA Technologies found that 40% of APJ executives have sold customer data, although many cybersecurity pros aren’t actually aware that this happened. How is this possible?
WatchGuard launches multi-factor authentication solution aimed at SMBs
WatchGuard’s AuthPoint solution is a cloud service that can be deployed and managed from any location without the need for expensive hardware components.