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    Bolstering Remote Access Security

    Expert Outlines Steps to Prevent Unauthorized Data Access By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Bolstering Remote Access Security

    The recent string of hacker attacks in the healthcare sector is a reminder of the need for organizations to re-assess whether they're following best practices to secure remote access to sensitive data, says security expert Gary Glover.

  • Article

    Controls Might Have Averted IRS Breach

    IG Tells Senate Panel IRS Failed to Implement Recommendations By Eric Chabrow
    Controls Might Have Averted IRS Breach

    Inspector General Russell George says hackers would have had a tougher time breaching the IRS "Get Transcript" system if the agency had implemented IG recommendations, but he stops short of saying the safeguards would have prevented the hack.

  • Interview

    IRS Authentication Method Criticized

    Breach Probe Widens; Russian Gangs Suspected By Eric Chabrow
    IRS Authentication Method Criticized

    The method the Internal Revenue Service used to authenticate users, which failed to keep sophisticated hackers from breaching a taxpayer-facing system, has been widely criticized by cybersecurity experts.

  • Blog

    Starbucks: Coffee and a Fresh Password

    Caffeine Addicts Fall Prey to Their Own Weak Security By Mathew Schwartz
    Starbucks: Coffee and a Fresh Password

    Caffeine junkies are up in arms over reports that criminals have been targeting their Starbucks account balances. But the real story is poor password-picking practices by consumers, and Starbucks' lack of multi-factor authentication.

  • Interview

    Framework for a New ID Ecosystem

    Draft of Model to Be Previewed at RSA Conference 2015 By Tom Field
    Framework for a New ID Ecosystem

    What is the Identity Ecosystem Framework, and why is it so important for security professionals to embrace? Kimberly Little Sutherland of LexisNexis Risk Solutions shares insights on the future of online identity.

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