How well can banking institutions apply the right amount of security to the right transactions at the right time? Tim Bedard of OneSpan answers this question in his analysis of ISMG's new State of Adaptive Authentication in Banking survey.
The computer systems the U.S. Department of the Treasury uses to track the nation's debt have serious security flaws that could allow unauthorized access to a wealth of federal data, according to a pair of audits released this week by the Government Accountability Office.
Passwords are still a persistent security threat, given their ubiquity as a form of authentication and the inability of users to create strong, unique passwords. John Bennet of LogMeIn discusses the issue and solutions.
Federal regulators and medical device maker Medtronic have issued new warnings about cybersecurity vulnerabilities in certain cardiac devices from the manufacturer that could potentially allow attackers to manipulate the products' functionality, posing safety risks to patients.
Overall, Password Strength Scores follow the trends for Security
Scores: As companies get bigger, on average their Password
Strength Score goes down.
For businesses with fewer than 25 employees, the average total
Password Strength Score is 53. At more than 10,000 employees,
the average score drops to...
Multifactor authentication remains an industry best practice
for preventing unauthorized account access. Our analysis this
year found that, overall, 45% of businesses are using multifactor
authentication. This is a significant increase from last year's
24.5%. Encouragingly, more businesses are augmenting
Forget inside/outside the perimeter when mitigating
risks. That's the notion behind "zero trust," which means
applying risk-based controls to safeguard access.
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Cloud service attack trends;
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Is your security team blind to the activities in more than half of its IT assets? That was just one of the findings in a new report from 451 Research, based on in-depth interviews with security leaders across 150 large enterprises and focused on the challenges facing their teams. On average, the report found SIEMs...
Today's globally distributed and diverse workforce needs flexible yet straightforward access to the corporate network, regardless of user location, device type, employee affiliation, and application location (on-premises, SaaS, IaaS). Expedience and fluidity can't come at the cost of security, especially given the...
Identity and access management is more complicated when organizations rely on a cloud infrastructure, says Brandon Swafford, CISO at Waterbury, Connecticut-based Webster Bank, who describes the challenges in an interview.
Identity and Access Management (IAM) is moving beyond IT security and
compliance to become a valuable enabler that drives business performance,
digital transformation and competitive advantage. But planning and deploying
IAM is not without its challenges.
Discover first-hand opinions, lessons learnt and...
Identity and access management (IAM) is at the front lines of . Yet for all its importance there are too many IAM projects that haven't lived up to expectations, took too long, cost too much to complete and even failed outright.
But everything about IAM - controlling access, managing and securing privileged...
Currently, nearly ninety percent of organizations worldwide are using
Active Directory (AD) for on-premises
resources (aka on-prem). That
represents 500 million organizations
and somewhere around 10 billion daily
authentications. In fact, in the world
of identity and access management
(IAM), AD has become...