Posts Tagged ‘two factor authentication’

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.

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 […]

Gemalto and Red Hat: securing future open source innovation

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Posted on 1st May 2014 by in Corporate

Open source security has been high on the news agenda in recent weeks, after the Heartbleed vulnerability found in the OpenSSL protocol called into question the safety of millions of websites from across the web in early April. While the fallout from this vulnerability may not appear to be as great as many predicted, the […]

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, […]

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 […]

What two-factor authentication could mean for Twitter

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Posted on 30th May 2013 by in Enterprise Security

Yesterday’s announcement from Twitter that it will be adopting a mobile phone-based system of two-factor authentication feels like a landmark of sorts. This is not because it is a ground-breaking use of technology: Gmail, Facebook, Outlook and Hotmail are all employing similar systems and have done so for some time, while online banking has used […]

They may take our lives, but they will never take… our drivers

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Posted on 26th Apr 2013 by in Enterprise Security

xkcd’s 1200th cartoon, published last week, was another brilliantly satirical look on the way most of us approach security on our laptop: It reminded me of Mel Gibson’s immortal line in the film, Braveheart: “They may take our lives, but they will never take our freedom.” Freedom was the most important thing to the Scots, […]

Enterprise security – a German perspective

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Posted on 28th Dec 2012 by in Enterprise Security

As part of our series looking at CIO views on security we are also interested in different country attitudes to IT security. As a global organization with offices worldwide, we know only too well how different nationalities and cultures bring a wealth of opinion, experience and perspectives to the table. So, let’s take a look […]