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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) backs strong authentication to boost US digital security

NIST report backs strong authentication to boost US digital security  “Our reliance on passwords presents a tempting target for malicious actors. [..] Consequently, we are making it too easy for those who seek to do harm, whether they be nation-states, … Continue reading

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has issued new guidelines for baseline security

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has issued what it describes as “The Essential Eight”; ASD highlights multi-factor authentication as essential for baseline security. Hackers are sometimes portrayed as evil geniuses, but in most instances they are just ordinary criminals preying on the … Continue reading

Two-factor authentication could have stopped so many breaches

Two-factor authentication could have stopped the LinkedIn breach. Fact. Back in 2012, the social networking site LinkedIn was hacked and 6.5 million encrypted passwords were reported stolen. It was a big story at the time, and users were advised to reset … Continue reading

It could have been so different for Yahoo

It was the biggest data breach in history and tech giant Yahoo is paying a heavy price for failing to protect the account details of an estimated 500 million customers. Apart from the reputational damage caused by the revelation, the sale … Continue reading

The GDPR and you – or the cost of poor security

Any discussion of some new piece of EU legislation might sound like a waste of time if you’re based in the US – or in the UK after the vote to leave the EU. But think again…. The General Data … Continue reading

SecurEnvoy New Hire: Engineering Lead for the US

  SecurEnvoy, a leader in trusted authentication is excited to announce a key engineering hire in the US, Michael Urgero. With over 25 years’ experience in assisting enterprise class organizations achieve success in secure virtualization projects involving Citrix, VMware and … Continue reading

CS magazine reviews the latest SecurEnvoy version 8

Two factor authentication (2FA) is the only way forward for security-savvy businesses, as standard username and password combinations are now dangerously insecure. Computing Security reviews the new SecurEnvoy Version 8: SecurAccess impressed us with its superb range of 2FA features, which … Continue reading

Authentication of tomorrow

The merging of the organic and digital worlds is undoubtedly gathering pace. As humans, we are now huge consumers of technology, which has led to patience being a virtue for very few. However, this patience is being tested on a … Continue reading

How many authentication methods do I have to keep on top of?

With so many companies offering free solutions to handle two-factor authentication (2FA), why on earth should anyone pay for a two-factor authentication solution? Facebook and Google offer basic 2FA functions, and of course, your bank and building society probably offer security … Continue reading

One swipe and you’re in

Good security should be secure, of course, but it should also be easy to use. If security becomes too cumbersome or difficult to use, then it either gets in the way of people doing their job, or it tempts them into finding … Continue reading