Jennifer Dean

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A new member to the Gemalto team, Jen spent the past five years in financial services, most recently ATM hardware. Happily exploring the much more exciting world of digital security, watch as Jen blogs about online authentication and the challenges IT professionals face to keep systems protected without completely antagonizing users. Likes: dogs, Bavarian hefeweizen, sitting on the beach with a good book. Dislikes: sweet potatoes. Aspires to: write a novel.

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Why Microsoft isn’t to blame for Home Depot’s breach: an appeal for strong authentication

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Posted on 14th Nov 2014 by in Enterprise Security

Home Depot dealt with its data breach by switching operating system but upon closer inspection it would perhaps have been better to invest in strong authentication technology and staff training.

Three things for the CFO to consider when evaluating cyber-risk for the executive management team

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Posted on 7th Nov 2014 by in Enterprise Security

The CFO arguably has the top job when it comes to assessing risk and making decisions on security investments. Most will have the support of the CIO in evaluating all the risks associated with technology, but have they considered all the issues that modern working practice expose the executive management team to?

Three life lessons on security from our favorite superhero movies

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Posted on 31st Oct 2014 by in Enterprise Security

CIOs considering how their organization is exposed to different risks could gain some helpful insights from the heroes and villains in recent comic-book movie adaptions.

Self cyber-defense and security for c-level executives on the move

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Posted on 24th Oct 2014 by in Enterprise Security

C-level executives are arguably a business’ most valuable and vulnerable asset. We’ve compiled five tips so you can encourage them to defend themselves when they’re out and about.

Should your executive assistant be a security expert?

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Posted on 17th Oct 2014 by in Enterprise Security

We believe the executive assistant is among those with the keys to the company’s lifeblood and information, so shouldn’t we be giving them the same level of protection as CxOs?

Key lessons for the Galactic Empire on cyber security and authentication

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Posted on 13th Oct 2014 by in Enterprise Security

As Episode VII draws closer, we offer some observations for the leadership of the Galactic Empire to note with regard to managing authenticated access and dealing with cyber threats.

Giving the C-Suite the security to be free

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Posted on 10th Oct 2014 by in Enterprise Security

C-Suite executives need the latest technology to showcase a company’s services but this puts pressure on the IT department security around CxO devices. However, a balance can be struck.

The rise of the shoulder surfer and the cyber-perils of executive travel

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Posted on 3rd Oct 2014 by in

What are the cyber risks executives’ face when traversing the world in search of business opportunities and those all-important face to face meetings?

Less than two weeks before the return of CryptoLocker and ZeuS malware – Panic time?

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Posted on 5th Jun 2014 by in Enterprise Security

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) is warning everyone to protect themselves against Cryptolocker and ZeuS malware before they both make inevitable returns to the web in less than two weeks. The NCA is working with the FBI and Europol in an effort to suppress the GameOverZeuS Trojan and the Cryptolocker ‘ransomware’ that encrypts victims’ […]

Here we go again

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Posted on 22nd May 2014 by in Enterprise Security

It’s happened again, this time to “The World’s Online Marketplace” – eBay. The online auction giant announced yesterday that a database, holding the personal details of up to 223 million users, was hacked. Ebay has asked 128 million users to change their account passwords in the wake of the breach.  The cybercriminals were able to […]