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HSBC bank has become the latest financial institution to adopt smartphone-based biometrics as a form of user authentication. [Read More]
Okta claims to have the largest ecosystem of vendor-neutral integrations within a single fabric covering the entire identity and access management enterprise requirement. [Read More]
Researchers with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have demonstrated a new method of successfully bypassing modern face authentication systems. [Read More]
Is deprecating SMS-based 2FA good advice? SecurityWeek talked to consultants, vendors and practitioners – and found a divergent range of views. [Read More]
FalseCONNECT, a vulnerability that exposes proxy server connections to MitM attacks, affects software from Apple, Microsoft and others [Read More]
Microsoft has released yet another patch related to the evil maid and remote butler attacks [Read More]
An issue affecting Microsoft’s Windows operating system could result in leaked user credentials if Internet Explorer and Edge are being used, researchers discovered. [Read More]
Google said it will now notify users when new devices are added to their accounts. [Read More]
Barclays Bank announced that it will commence rolling out voice security authentication to all customers, replacing the existing password-based method. [Read More]
A new proof of concept shows that the QR code login process is susceptible to relatively simple hijacking. [Read More]

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Travis Greene's picture
As the demand for identity governance in Asian companies grows, the key differentiator is that it’s going to come from a need to reduce risk.
Travis Greene's picture
While Identity and access management (IAM) is a mature discipline supporting internal employee access to applications, what is the future of IAM in support of end customer interactions?
Travis Greene's picture
Like all security measures, MFA is not an instant fix to safeguard credentials. But, understanding the risks of MFA limitations is the first step towards mitigation.
Travis Greene's picture
Passwords really are that bad, and we now have another mandate to address this ongoing issue, or, the so-called elephant in the room: The growing push for multi-factor authentication.
Travis Greene's picture
When big stories like the release of the Panama Papers breaks, it is an opportunity to self-evaluate what level of risk your organization could be exposed to.
Rafal Los's picture
Attackers are exploiting issues in corporate identity stores with greater frequency. If you doubt the danger that identities pose to your organization, you should conduct a simple test.
Travis Greene's picture
It’s been said that the military is always preparing to fight the last war. Are we doing the same in IT security? Are we doomed to always react to the threat?
Alastair Paterson's picture
While you may understand the risks that come from the use of social media, what options do you have to protect your organization against them?
Alan Cohen's picture
Micro-segmentation approaches play an important role in reducing the attack surface, the points of infiltration in the heart of the data center. By governing the traffic among servers, they reduce the risk of bad actors.
Travis Greene's picture
The investment in access certifications have reduced the workload on IT, but by treating all entitlements and users the same, we’ve put the burden on LOB managers to manage the risk of excessive access.