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Cybersecurity
FIDO Alliance releases guidelines for optimising UX with FIDO Security Keys
The new guidelines aim to accelerate multi-factor authentication deployment and adoption with FIDO security keys.
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Cybersecurity
World (un)Password day? Yubico releases MFA guide encouraging new ideas
In a slight departure from traditional World Password Day lore, Yubico has today announced a multi-factor authentication (MFA) guide.
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Encryption
Why it's essential to focus on security fundamentals
Recently the U.S. White House released a statement citing intelligence reports indicating "… that the Russian government is exploring options for potential cyber-attacks."
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Ransomware
Strong multi-factor authentication key to protecting critical infrastructure providers
"Having a ransomware mitigation plan is one step towards minimising risk, with phishing resistant MFA the key to keeping necessary accounts secure."
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Encryption
Five data fundamentals to quash cybercrime
Cybercriminals have never been happier, with constantly growing data footprints and operational disruption escalating the potency of cybercrime.
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Phishing
Not having phishing resistant MFA will come at a cost for the finance industry
With the volume of money handled by the finance industry on any given day, it's no wonder that it is a prime target for cybercriminals.
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Cybersecurity
TDIR is screaming for cybersecurity vendor collaboration
As the modern world is beset by ever-more common and sophisticated cyber-attacks, the very tools focused on TDIR are ready to be laid to rest.
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Authentication
Southeast Asia sees growing demand for better electronic finance solutions
More than three in five respondents in SEA were found to want OTP via SMS in every e-payment transaction, and 57% want to see the implementation of two-factor authentication.
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Phishing
Salesforce now requiring all users to implement MFA
Customer cloud service company Salesforce has taken significant steps to bolster its security protocols by requiring all users to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) to access its products, solutions, and platforms.
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Inventory
Warning: Pay heed to Data Protection Day
Data Protection Day, impending in Europe, serves as a global reminder of one of the most important responsibilities for any organisation: keeping sensitive data secure.
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Cloud
LogMeIn spins out LastPass as standalone company
LogMeIn says it plans to invest further in LastPass, particularly across the go-to-market functions, engineering, and the overall customer experience.
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Yubico
What should be Australia’s public sector response to strengthening online security?
Government employees and contractors are prime targets for cyber-attacks because of the information they have access to.
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Multi-factor authentication / MFA
Varonis has discovered new threat bypassing multi-factor authentication in Box
A method to bypass multifactor authentication for Box accounts that use authenticator apps such as Google Authenticator has been discovered by Varonis.
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ThycoticCentrify
Zero Trust means strong, frictionless PAM and other controls
Imagine an organisation’s information infrastructure as something like a bank’s safe deposit box service, with security guards on the door.
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BYOD / Bring Your Own Device
The rising importance of mainframe security
Mainframe-reliant organisations should maintain a robust security posture to ensure that data remains secure.
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Secure access service edge / SASE
What to know when considering zero trust digital transformation
The security landscape is constantly changing, but SASE can help organisations tackle countless security challenges.
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Cybersecurity
Why zero trust must form a key pillar of any cybersecurity strategy
Zero trust streamlines that access while strengthening security protections. For this reason, it should form an essential pillar of any cybersecurity strategy.
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Cybersecurity
Best practices and key factors for identity management
In parallel with any physical form of identification, digital identities must be protected at all costs to prevent identity theft or fraud.
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Cybersecurity
Yubico pledges to secure world's most at-risk organisations
Yubico is partnering with Microsoft to offer 25,000 free YubiKey security keys to high profile and high risk organisations across 31 countries.
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
Xero launches authentication app to boost account security
“With 80% of data breaches being preventable, the roll out of mandatory MFA is a really important way to provide our customers extra protection."
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Identity and Access Management
Essential tools for managing user identity and how they impact your bottom line
Customer identity and access management (CIAM) is how companies give their end-users access to their digital properties, as well as how they govern, collect, analyse, and securely store data for those users.
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Biometrics
We're not ready for passwordless systems—and that's quite alright
Although passwordless authentication options are gaining prominence, there's a reason why we're still using passwords 60 years after their inception: they're effective. 
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Biometrics
COVID-19 crushes fingerprint reader market
However, the biometrics market is expected to regain momentum with alternatives already beginning to find their feet.
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Cybersecurity
Yubico rolls out subscription service for hardware authentication keys
“With immediate success from the initial roll out in the US and Canada, we are proud to now offer YubiEnterprise Subscription to our APAC channel partners.”