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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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 […]

Passwords… When will we learn?

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Posted on 10th Mar 2014 by in Enterprise Security

The news that “123456” has replaced “Password” as the worst password of 2013, (covered here by Ina Fried) could be taken as a positive. After all, “123456” is at least marginally less obvious than “password”. However, it should also act as a wake-up call for those who still believe a mere password is the most […]

What does Microsoft’s new CEO mean for the IT industry?

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Posted on 5th Feb 2014 by in Enterprise Security

When Microsoft makes an appointment, people listen. For the past few months, rumors have circulated, swirling around, with different names on everyone’s lips. Will the new boss be Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally? Stephen Elop, perhaps? Well, Microsoft has put an end to the speculation and has appointed its new chief executive, marking one of the biggest […]

Facebook is 10 today – how much has changed since 2004?

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Posted on 4th Feb 2014 by in Corporate

As Facebook turned ten years old today, it occurred to me that one out of every six people on the planet now has a Facebook profile. Facebook is now reported to have more than 1.2 billion users out of the world’s 7.2 billion people. This achievement is stunning, particularly when one considers that this ‘social […]