We've all seen what's possible with the Dark Web thanks to Silk Road. If you're interested in buying or selling someone's private data like social security numbers or credit card information, it's disturbingly easy to do. All you need is a computer, a Tor Browser and Cryptocurrency, and it's all completely...
Passwords are still a persistent security threat, given their ubiquity as a form of authentication and the inability of users to create strong, unique passwords. John Bennet of LogMeIn discusses the issue and solutions.
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Fifty-four percent of survey respondents say their institutions' digital authentication measures are average or below when compared to their peers. And 55 percent rate themselves at average or below when it comes to their institution's current ability to apply the right amount of security to the right transactions at...
The cyber security landscape been marred with big name and large-scale breaches: Cash Converters, Australian Defence, and Facebook, to name a few. Naturally, we expected to see an improvement in password behavior in the two years.
However, LogMeIn's new research revealed just the opposite. Password behaviors remain...
54 percent of survey respondents say their institutions' digital authentication measures are average or below when compared to their peers. And 55 percent rate themselves at average or below when it comes to their institution's current ability to apply the right amount of security to the right transactions at the...
Identity and access management is more complicated when organizations rely on a cloud infrastructure, says Brandon Swafford, CISO at Waterbury, Connecticut-based Webster Bank, who describes the challenges in an interview.
Currently, nearly ninety percent of organizations worldwide are using
Active Directory (AD) for on-premises
resources (aka on-prem). That
represents 500 million organizations
and somewhere around 10 billion daily
authentications. In fact, in the world
of identity and access management
(IAM), AD has become...
French cybersecurity researcher Baptiste Robert, who goes by the name Elliot Alderson on Twitter, has once again exposed an apparent Aadhaar leak. The latest leak, which occurred on state-owned gas company Indane's website, exposed data of as many as 6.7 million customers, the researcher claims.
A security audit of popular password managers has revealed some concerning weaknesses. Luckily, none of the problems are showstoppers that should put people off using such applications. But the research shows that some password managers need to more thoroughly scrub data left in memory.
The number of cyberattacks on financial institutions (FIs) cannot be overstated. In the past year, there have been more than one billion cyberattacks on financial institutions. That is three hundred times more than any other industry, such as retail, insurance, or healthcare. At an average cost of $18 million dollars...
As cybersecurity threats in the healthcare sector evolve, medical device manufacturer ICU Medical is taking a number of steps to help safeguard its products. Chaitanya Srinivasamurthy and Marshall Fryman of the company describe these security initiatives.
The Unique Identity Authority of India, which administers the Aadhaar program, is again facing harsh criticism about its security measures, this time from State Bank of India. But rather than pointing fingers, all government organizations need to collaborate to enhance security.