Posts Tagged ‘multi-factor authentication’

Passwords… When will we learn?

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Posted on 10th Mar 2014 by in Enterprise

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 […]

Should your “friend” social login for your business? Visit us at RSA Conference to find out.

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Posted on 20th Feb 2014 by in Enterprise

Here’s a familiar scenario: I hear about a great website/service that interests me.  It’s free, but I have to create an account to use the service. I’m not sure I’m going to keep using the service, so I hesitate to set up an account. Then I notice that I can login using my LinkedIn profile, […]

Cyber security risks for businesses can no longer be ignored

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Posted on 11th Nov 2013 by in Enterprise

Despite the economic downturn in some areas of the world, many businesses are continuing to grow quickly. Turnover and profits are increasing, as is the number of employees. However, and rather unfortunately, with all this positive growth comes unwanted growth in other areas. Naked Security has recently highlighted research from Ernst and Young which reveals […]

Security still the #1 barrier to cloud adoption

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Posted on 18th Sep 2013 by in Enterprise

In the ever-changing technology landscape, one thing is for sure—the cloud is here to stay, and it can be a massive-scale opportunity for technology service providers.  Gartner predicts that the worldwide market for cloud computing will grow 18.5 percent this year to $131 billion.  Even though usage of cloud services is growing remarkably, there are […]

Petition against Passwords

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Posted on 5th Sep 2013 by in Enterprise

Passwords; we can’t live with them, we can’t live without them. That’s the view of most people when it comes to keeping their digital possessions and online personas secure.  We’re forever told to make our passwords stronger and longer by adding numerical digits and capital letters, but as much as we’d like to, chances are […]

Could your password crash the market?

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Posted on 25th Apr 2013 by in Enterprise

As recently reported, a hacked tweet from The Associated Press sparked mass market hysteria as it incorrectly reported that President Barack Obama had been injured in an explosion. This led to a brief sell-off in US markets and a blip in share prices. Social media is fast gaining traction in the business world, with investor […]

Banks Are Up to the Challenge of Combating Fraud

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Posted on 9th Apr 2013 by in Enterprise

When it comes to online banking fraud, the numbers tell the story: $21 billion: The amount stolen due to identify fraud. $3 billion: The amount stolen by cybercriminals from US banks, businesses and municipalities using financial malware. 39 percent: The amount of all computers infected with financial malware. 150 percent: The rate at which online […]

Complexity is the worst enemy of security

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Posted on 5th Apr 2013 by in Enterprise

The phrase ‘less is more’ rings true in many sectors of life, work and society, but few expect it to be used in relation to security. For many, security fits the ‘more the merrier’ platitude – at least that’s what many of my IT security colleagues would promote. Look deeper, however, and there are theories, […]

BYOD: The Solution to Password Problems?

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Posted on 19th Mar 2013 by in Enterprise

What does the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend have to do with solving the password problem?  It may actually be the solution.  In fact, the solution is probably already in the hands of your employees—their mobile smartphones. A recent report by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) noted a startling 30% of PCs worldwide are […]

America – the land of the free?

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Posted on 19th Dec 2012 by in Enterprise

If you’ve been following our recent CIO series on the Gemalto blog you may be wondering how the US fares when it comes to enterprise security. In comparison with the UK, France, Germany and the Nordics, the US establishes itself as a land of caution, influenced by the lessons learned from recent security breaches around […]