Loving your pet and creating tough-to-crack passwords should remain two distinctly separate activities. Unfortunately, Britain's National Cyber Security Center reports that more than 1 in 6 Brits admit to using the name of a pet as their password. And the problem is global.
Synthetic identity fraud is a pervasive yet ill-defined crime – hard to define as well as to detect. Greg Woolf of FiVerity discusses a recent initiative by the Federal Reserve in Boston to better define and therefore better manage SIF.
Four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including dealing with attacks targeting the aging Accellion File Transfer appliance and taking steps to enhance employee authentication.
Many organizations have updated the authentication process for customers to help ensure frictionless transactions. Now, some are starting to take similar steps to streamline and enhance authentication of their employees - especially those working remotely.
Organizations should go beyond one-time passwords to include other layers of authentication as they strive to mitigate the risk of synthetic ID fraud, says Amy Walraven, president of Turnkey Risk Solutions, a Newark, Delaware-based risk management company.
“Passwordless” has become the holy grail for user authentication. But there are different interpretations of what passwordless is – and is not. Tom “TJ” Jermoluk, CEO of Beyond Identity, addresses some of the myths,the realities and how passwordless is deployed today.
The SolarWinds supply chain attack should prompt federal agencies and others to rethink how they approach security issues - especially identity and access management, according to a breakdown of the attack presented this week by NIST and CISA.
The security firm Okta shook up the identity and access management market Wednesday by announcing a $6.5 billion deal to acquire the customer IAM technology supplier Auth0. Two other cybersecurity M&A deals were also announced this week.
New authentication models, including dynamic authorization and continuous authentication, that work well for consumers can be adopted for employees as well, says Thomas Malta, head of identity and access management at the Virginia-based Navy Federal Credit Union.
In this era of "work from anywhere," identity and access management solutions are challenged more than ever. What are the strategies and solutions recommended by top CEOs and CISOs in the cybersecurity sector? An expert panel weighs in.