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Google this week announced that Google Authenticator users can now transfer 2-Step Verification (2SV) secrets between devices. [Read More]
An alert sent out this week by CISA reiterates previously issued recommendations on how organizations should properly secure Microsoft Office 365 deployments. [Read More]
Tel Aviv, Israel-based passwordless authentication provider Secret Double Octopus has raised $15 million in a Series B funding round. [Read More]
The number of attacks abusing RDP to compromise corporate environments has increased significantly over the past couple of months. [Read More]
Identity and access management solutions provider ForgeRock has raised $93.5 million in a Series E funding round that it expects to be the last before its IPO. [Read More]
Google this week announced the availability of a cloud-based solution meant to help work-from-home employees securely access enterprise resources. [Read More]
Identity verification and authentication provider Onfido today announced the closing of a $100 million funding round that brings the total raised by the company to date to $200 million. [Read More]
Internet icons Jim Clark and Tom Jermoluk (past founders of Netscape, Silicon Graphics and @Home Network) have launched a phone-resident personal certificate-based authentication and authorization solution that eliminates all passwords. [Read More]
Zoom has promised to improve security and privacy, but an increasing number of organizations have decided to ban the video conferencing application. [Read More]
Cisco has conducted a low-budget research project on bypassing fingerprint authentication and achieved a success rate of 80 percent, but they were unsuccessful against Windows devices. [Read More]

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Jim Ducharme's picture
In just about every case of digital identity, there seems to be a set of credential recovery mechanisms that are weaker than the authentication method itself.
Torsten George's picture
Organizations should recognize that not all authenticators are equally vulnerable to the mechanisms used to break the trust chain, which range from simple guesswork to coercion.
Jim Ducharme's picture
Now is the time to evaluate what methods of authentication will best serve your organization on the path to a passwordless future.
Jim Ducharme's picture
If you want to succeed with FIDO, you have to be ready. Now is the time to assess your organization’s authentication needs, how they are evolving, and the dynamics of your user population.
Jim Ducharme's picture
It’s time to address some myths about how facial recognition works, to help increase consumer comfort with biometric-authentication technology.
Torsten George's picture
Companies should consider moving to a Zero Trust approach, powered by additional security measures such as multi-factor authentication, to stay ahead of the security curve and leave passwords behind for good.
Jim Ducharme's picture
The ultimate goal for identity and access management (IAM) is not to find the unbreakable or “unhackable” code for authentication; rather, it’s to layer security to create a much stronger identity assurance posture.
David Holmes's picture
The debate about the deprecation of SMS as an authentication system is less about the agreed-upon insecurity of SMS and more about what can replace it. SMS survives because of its ubiquity, period.
Torsten George's picture
Shifting traditional perimeter-based enterprise security strategies to a Zero Trust approach provides more robust prevention, detection, and incident response capabilities to protect continuously expanding attack surfaces.
Torsten George's picture
The anatomy of a hack has been glorified and led to the common belief that data breaches typically exploit zero-day vulnerabilities and require a tremendous amount of code sophistication.