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Cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) provider OneLogin has raised $100 million in financing in a recent funding round. The company has now secured over $170 million in funding to date. [Read More]
Unpatched vulnerabilities discovered by researchers in IDenticard’s PremiSys building access control system can be exploited to create fake badges, disable door locks, and collect/modify user data. [Read More]
Many .gov domains, including ones belonging to NASA and the DoJ, have not had their TLS certificates renewed during the U.S. government shutdown. [Read More]
Reddit this week decided to lock down some of its users’ accounts, after detecting unusual activity on those accounts. [Read More]
Transmute is targeting larger enterprises with customized solutions for streamlining identity verification and management. [Read More]
Akamai acquires Janrain, a company specializing in customer identity and access management (CIAM) solutions. [Read More]
A vulnerability in Skype for Android allows a hacker to bypass the phone’s lockscreen and view photos and contacts, and even open links in the browser. [Read More]
USB Implementers Forum announces new USB Type-C authentication protocol designed to protect host systems against non-compliant chargers and malicious devices. [Read More]
Phishing attacks have become more targeted and sophisticated and also show a focus on enterprises, Cyren reports. [Read More]
Critical and high severity flaws found in Pluto gateways for ABB safety PLCs. No firmware updates will be released as the impacted products are EOL. [Read More]

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Travis Greene's picture
Closing the gaps in credential security requires awareness of what gaps exist and how to mitigate them.
Torsten George's picture
Implementing machine learning in the context of access control can help organizations reduce their reliance on passwords, and potentially get rid of them altogether.
Torsten George's picture
To limit exposure to privileged credential attacks, organizations need to rethink their enterprise security strategy and move to an identity-centric approach based on a Zero Trust model.
Marc Solomon's picture
How do you determine the amount and mix of data that’s “just right” for your organization? To answer this question it helps to understand what’s driving the need for data in the first place.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
While 2FA is a big step above and beyond the use of traditional passwords, it is not infallible, and thinking so makes the risk of failure even greater.
Preston Hogue's picture
Even the most knowledgeable users — the very CISOs and security professionals who may be reading this article — can be duped into taking the bait.
Alastair Paterson's picture
By using best practices to protect credentials, while at the same time monitoring for leaked credentials and changes in the tools attackers use, you can mitigate the risk of account takeovers to your organization.
Travis Greene's picture
Having served aboard the USS Carl Vinson in the late 1990s, I can assure you that the World War II slogan, “loose lips sink ships” is still very much a part of Navy life.
Scott Simkin's picture
Training employees to be aware of credential-based attacks and how to avoid them, as well as adopting the right prevention-based measures, can have a material impact on stopping a common and effective attack techniques.
David Holmes's picture
What are the possible threat vectors if you were doing a threat model assessment for any of cloud passwords management models?