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Google launched "Security Key", a physical USB second factor that's designed to provide an extra layer of protection to user accounts.
Duo Security, a provider of cloud-based two-factor authentication solutions, has raised $12 million in Series B funding, led by venture capital firm Benchmark.
Salesforce Account administrators have been notified that Salesforce customers are being targeted by key-logging malware known as Dyre.
Remote connectivity services provider LogMeIn announced the acquisition of Meldium, a startup that specializes in cloud-based single-sign-on (SSO), password management, and identity and access management (IAM) solutions.
Oberthur Technologies announced that it would acquire NagraID Security SA for an undisclosed sum.
The assets of numerous organizations are at risk because their former employees continue to have access to sensitive corporate applications even after they leave the company.
Kaseya plans to add identity management as a service to its offerings, and views the acquisition as an important step.
Private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo announced on Wednesday that it would take a significant equity investment in SailPoint, a provider of identity and access management (IAM) solutions.
Amazon is giving customers the option of an an extra layer of protection to their WorkSpaces virtual desktops by enabling a new two-factor authentication (2FA) feature.
IBM has made another move to expand and enhance its Identity and Access Management (IAM) offerings, announcing that it has acquired the business operations of cloud-based IAM vendor Lighthouse Security Group.

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Travis Greene's picture
Done correctly, process automation can be used for triggering and diagnosing, with corrective actions presented as a menu of options for overworked security teams.
Travis Greene's picture
IAM is sometimes forgotten in the discussion of controls. However, it’s best to have these conversations when planning and evaluating controls, rather than after a breach.
Travis Greene's picture
Though there are unique risks associated with identity and access from mobile devices, there are also opportunities that mobile devices bring to address identity concerns.
Travis Greene's picture
If you can’t interpret user activity with the context of identity and what is normal behavior, your organization may be living with a false sense of security, providing a significant window of opportunity for attackers.
Travis Greene's picture
The significant breaches of today are executed by people infiltrating the organization, and attackers are doing this by assuming identities or abusing insider privileges.
Travis Greene's picture
There is pressure for IT to deliver access to information from anywhere, on any device, without security hassles. Yet complaints about security hassles cannot dictate excessive risk exposure.
Chris Hinkley's picture
Why aren’t more organizations implementing two-factor authentication? In a word: inconvenience. Businesses are afraid of annoying their buyers by demanding multiple passwords or asking them to take an extra action that might spur them into abandoning the sale.
Michael Callahan's picture
There are several steps companies can take on the server side to identify and disrupt brute force attacks.
Mike Tierney's picture
Much can be learned from airport security that can applied to dealing with insider threats. As a starting point, let’s compare two approaches to airport security – the US approach and the Israeli approach.
Gil Zimmermann's picture
Understanding why passwords are so valuable to hackers can both explain and prepare enterprises to deal with potential security vulnerabilities. There are potentially hundreds of uses for stolen passwords once they are obtained.