Millions of user credentials are breached regularly - whether we hear of the incidents or not. So, why do we continue to rely on passwords? Derek Manky of Fortinet discusses authentication and data retention.
The hacker community can be a cynical crowd, or perhaps a realistic one, that tries to make the best of the threats confronting society. CISO Dan Geer, for example, prefers to hire security folks who are, more than anything else, sadder but wiser.
A report that a Russian hacker group dubbed "CyberVor" is hoarding more than 1 billion stolen passwords triggered worldwide concern, but security experts caution that scant details have been revealed, making the threat tough to judge.
With the Senate Intelligence Committee overwhelmingly approving the Cybersecurity Information Security Management Act, common wisdom dictates the bill will head directly to the Senate floor. Not so fast.
Using big data to fight fraud is a challenge for most organizations. Andreas Baumhof of ThreatMetrix explains how context-based authentication combines fraud and security to leverage the use of big data.
A new study shows the accuracy of facial recognition algorithms has markedly improved over the past three years, though one of the report's authors suggests they're not at the level to be a highly reliable form of authentication.
Florida's recent rollout of knowledge-based authentication in the application process for various benefits programs, including Medicaid, is already helping to crack down on ID theft and fraud, says Andrew McClenahan, who heads the effort.
In the struggle to comply with changing regulatory requirements amidst an evolving technological environment, addressing information security can be overwhelming for many healthcare providers. An expert offers tips for sustainable risk management.
Individuals resort to lying about themselves to protect their identities when accessing systems in today's imperfect cyber world, says Peter Tapling, president of Authentify, an out-of-band authentication service.