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The new Windows 10 operating system will allow users to sign in to a device without a password by using biometrics, including facial recognition.
Yahoo announced a new way to let users to login to their account without the need for a password. With the new features, when signing in, an on-demand password is texted directly to a user’s mobile phone.
Barracuda Networks has rebranded its eSignature product SignNow to CudaSign, and will offer the solution at just $1per user per month.
Apple has extended its two-factor authentication (2FA) feature to the FaceTime and iMessage communication services to allow users to protect their accounts against unauthorized access.
In an effort to contribute to making authentication more secure, a researcher has decided to publish 10 million username/password combinations that he has collected over the years from the Web.
Please join us on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 1PM ET for a special webcast: How To Avoid Being Tomorrow's Headline: Mitigating Insider Threats and Breaches, presented by Centrify.
A new version of OpenVPN was released to address a critical denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability (CVE-2014-8104) that can be exploited to cause servers to crash.
Intel has acquired PasswordBox, a Montreal-based identity management service that enables users to log into websites and applications without having to type or remember passwords.
Google released two new security tools designed to help Google Apps users protect their accounts.
Researchers claim that a new attack method can be leveraged to silently modify the digital ballots used in the Internet voting process.

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Travis Greene's picture
Security teams must bear equal, if not more responsibility, for reducing the risk of credential fatigue leading to inadvertent exposure.
Wade Williamson's picture
Network administrators have to remember that they are not just the protectors of the organization – they are also the most valuable targets.
Travis Greene's picture
Just like fumbles and interceptions derail a playbook plan, there are two ways that access certifications today are insufficient.
Travis Greene's picture
Like those college recruiting compliance departments that are constantly training, monitoring, and enforcing policies, the IT compliance activity of access certifications needs to become more intelligent and real-time.
Travis Greene's picture
It’s time for targeted complexity that balances the convenience that users demand with the security that organizations need. It’s a bit like teaching a new dog old tricks.
Scott Simkin's picture
It doesn’t take the most advanced tools to break into the the largest corporations on the planet. Between user behavior and the types of malicious files attempting to compromise enterprises, there are a few steps you can take to reduce your risk exposure.
Travis Greene's picture
When it comes to protecting against insider threat, there can be an over-reliance on policy and automated enforcement. Access Governance is a powerful tool to reduce the insider threat, but it needs to mature to the point where it is more responsive and more automated before relying on it completely.
Travis Greene's picture
The combination of access governance and self-service access request and approval provides the best approach to strike back at the access clones.
Travis Greene's picture
Just as automation is applied to the process of Access Certification, the process of revocation needs automation to deliver an Access Governance program that not only satisfies compliance mandates, but actually reduces risk.
Tal Be'ery's picture
Passwords needs to be strong enough to resist a guessing attack, often named a "Brute-force" attack. The brute-force attack comes in two flavors: online and offline.