Posts Tagged ‘passwords’

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.

More than EMV: President Obama’s executive order paves the way for more secure online services

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2014 by 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 […]

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.

Cloud Security: CloudEntr, Now Secures Logins and Files in a Single Portal

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Posted on 30th Jul 2014 by in Enterprise Security

Being in the security business, we hear our customers’ pains and challenges often when it comes to securing their data, and lately the cloud has been the monkey on their back they can’t shake. Shadow IT has given businesses something to think about in regards to understanding their full footprint in the cloud as well […]

CloudEntr Brings Big Business Identity and Access Management to the Small Enterprise: A Review

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Posted on 22nd Jul 2014 by in Enterprise Security

Over at CloudEntr, we love to be loved by our customers (spoiler: we love them back), so we were especially excited to receive a little press from one of our customers AVISIAN Publishing, publishers of more than 10 print and digital publications specializing in the identification technology space. AVISIAN shared the same pain as many of […]

Who should you trust more: Social log-in services or your mobile operator?

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Posted on 2nd Jul 2014 by in Mobile

Social log-in services can be excellent time-saving tools and are a very convenient way to avoid the tedious process of online registration, filling in numerous forms and general password fatigue. So why are Facebook and Google’s versions of this tool not used more often? The answer’s simple; privacy is paramount to security, so why would […]

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 […]