Posts Tagged ‘strong authentication’

EMV gains steam as President Obama signs Chip & PIN law in the U.S.

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2014 by 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 […]

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 […]

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?

One Device to Control Them All

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Posted on 12th Sep 2014 by in Mobile

CTIA Super Mobility Week showed us that it’s never been more clear that there’s a massive influx of connected devices that are crossing over both work and personal activities. The biggest challenge is no longer in getting connected, but in securely managing all those connections and remembering the myriad of passwords and user names – on […]

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 […]

96 Hours Later, What Does Heartbleed Mean for Your Business?

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Posted on 14th Apr 2014 by in Enterprise Security

This content was originally posted on our CloudEntr blog site April 11, 2014. The dust is settling on what has been an explosive week in digital security. Just 96 hours ago, Codenomican and researchers at Google announced they had uncovered a major security threat affecting more than 66% of the web. Making CVE-2014-0160 or what they […]

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 Security

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, […]

Is ‘after the fact’ fraud fighting enough to save Medicare?

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Posted on 23rd Jul 2013 by in Corporate

Two years ago we asked the question: Can smart cards save the Medicare system $30 billion per year? While there has been some success in combating Medicare fraud in the US, we still do not have an answer to this question because the implementation of a smart card program has yet to come to fruition. […]

CJIS Mandate Update: Law Enforcement Organizations Get More Time to Move to Advanced Authentication

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Posted on 16th Apr 2013 by in Enterprise Security

Law enforcement organizations looking for the best solution to move to advanced authentication and meet the CJIS mandate have received some good news: they now have until 2014. CJIS is the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS). It is the primary central repository for criminal justice information and the focal point […]

CES 2013: Electric dreams or neon nightmare? Will what happens in Vegas take off around the world?

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Posted on 16th Jan 2013 by in Enterprise Security

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show has been a frenzy of cutting-edge innovation and novelty genius. But which kit, if any, will take off in 2013? Last year I blogged from CES 2012 about the importance of security keeping up with innovation. I referred to Intel’s Identity Protection Technology (IPT) and Anti-Theft (AT) technology as part […]