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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.
Nok Nok Labs eyes channel expansion for authentication market after $8m funding round
"Motorola Solutions’ support will help us maximize the impact of our company’s solutions by protecting citizens."
Kaseya launches new two-factor security platform for MSPs
Kaseya has launched a new custom-built security platform for MSPs, built in part due to increasing cyber attacks from APT10.
Interview: The dark side of biometrics - why social engineering could destroy security
In depth with One Identity: "Anyone who has let a stranger hold an unlocked phone is putting themselves at risk of being breached."
81% of passwords are hacked: Time to step up the authentication game
Passwords alone are not enough, according to Centrify.
NEC makes hearable tech prototype for 'safer authentication'
"NEC is aiming to commercialize hearable platform services that combine individual authentication, indoor positioning & acoustic AR by 2018."
Around 17 million websites are already powered by WordPress - are they secure?
WordPress, the most popular and most used content management system, is also a great tool for businesses and individuals.
Microsoft launches ‘phone signin’ for Android and iOS - but what about its Windows Phone?
Microsoft has launched 'phone sign-in’ specifically for Microsoft accounts on Android and iOS - but what about Windows Phones?
Identity theft - have you ever pen tested procedures?
There is a focus on technical aspects of penetration tests, network and application security, while the chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
Centrify expands mobile security offerings across ANZ
Centrify has expanded its ANZ suite of mobile security offerings, and the company says both Windows and Apple-based devices can now get in on the fun.
Palo Alto amplifies endpoint platform to tackle credential theft
Credential abuse and theft are two main ways threat actors are able to compromise and move within an organisation to steal valuable assets.
Multi-factor authentication to be the norm by 2020
Multi-factor authentication has become commonplace as a number of industries, particularly the govt sector, is looking to strengthen security measures
Big things are on the horizon for biometrics security
"Consumers are increasingly putting their trust behind biometric-based authentication and searching for security, convenience, and personalisation."
ESET: Two-factor authentication crucial in today's world
ESET has officially announced a new version of its secure, mobile-based two-factor authentication system, ESA 2.4.
Centrify ups fight against enterprise attacks with 'MFA Everywhere'
Centrify has launched a new initiative to secure enterprise identities against the most prevalent source of cyber attacks - compromised credentials.