Whilst it’s good ‘password’ is no longer the number 1 password (now it’s number 2), there hasn’t been enough progress with regard to consumer and business habits – multi-factor authentication is the only way to address this safely; in this post, we explain why.
Posts Tagged ‘authentication’
Posted on 5th Feb 2015 by Shannon Taylor in Enterprise Security
Posted on 28th Jan 2015 by Jean-Francois Ouillet in Mobile
The average consumer uses 25 different usernames to log in to all their online services, at a cost of convenience and security. How can we address the challenge, improve the user experience and increase our overall security from the hacker threat? Mobile Authentication is one key answer.
Posted on 5th Jan 2015 by Jennifer Dean in
A look back at some of 2014’s biggest enterprise security stories, and what we’ve learned from them
Posted on 19th Nov 2014 by Shannon Taylor in Enterprise Security
When it comes to cloud security, what are the pressing concerns of IT pros at SMBs? We went straight to the source – IT professionals at SMBs – and asked them. Our colleagues at CloudEntr, with the help of the Spiceworks IT community, recently surveyed 430+ IT pros to find what SMBs were really thinking about the […]
Posted on 4th Nov 2014 by Michelle Leech in Financial Services
Money20/20 kicked off yesterday with a perpetual buzz surrounding payments security. This tweet from Dave Birch perfectly sums up what we’ve been hearing in the overflowing conference halls: It’s no wonder that authentication and privacy are hot topics. Consumers are demanding to know their account data is safe and transactions are secure as the number […]
Posted on 22nd Oct 2014 by Philippe Benitez in Financial Services
President Obama sent a strong message to American consumers and the payments industry by endorsing the highest level of security for government payment cards and terminals. He set the government the task of “leading by example” by calling for “chip & PIN” EMV cards to combat fraud on 3 million credit cards issued to government […]
Posted on 22nd Oct 2014 by Neville Pattinson in Corporate
Last week President Obama signed an executive order that is getting a lot of attention for mandating “Chip & PIN” EMV technology for all federally-issued payment cards and terminals. My colleague, Philippe Benitez, wrote a great piece about it here. It’s understandable that EMV is in the spotlight these days as the entire nation is […]
Posted on 21st Oct 2014 by Pierre Lelievre in Mobile
Trust is a critical part of security and therefore, a key component in the widespread adoption of mobile payment technology. How can businesses build a secure environment to assure consumers?
Posted on 14th Oct 2014 by Philippe Benitez in Financial Services
In our last blog, we looked at the recently-released Hype Cycle Research Report from Gartner and the outlook for NFC technology. Next we will turn to another important technology that was included in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Payment Innovation: EMV, and the U.S. migration. EMV has been gaining a lot of attention from payments experts […]
Posted on 13th Oct 2014 by Jennifer Dean 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.