Moving from certificate-based to FIDO authentication reduces overhead and complications for enterprises looking to move away from passwords, says Microsoft's Libby Brown. FIDO allows organizations to go passwordless by simply buying a FIDO key and turning it on in their Azure Active Directory.
Gen Digital, owner of the Norton LifeLock brand, is notifying more than 6,000 U.S. individuals that hackers might have the valid credentials for logging onto their Norton Password Manager after the company detected a credential stuffing attack in December.
Passwordless authentication will gain traction once it addresses edge cases such as logging into Netflix using a remote control, says Hypr CEO Bojan Simic. He shares how a QR code and a biometric identifier on a smartphone can transform the way someone accesses the Wi-Fi at a friend's house.
The FIDO2 standard has driven the adoption of multifactor authentication as well as the embrace of passkeys and conditional UI, says Superlunar's Nick Steele. FIDO2 will help users adopt passwordless flows while protecting websites with public key credentials in a way that hadn't been possible.
Sift has landed top Ping Identity lieutenant Kris Nagel as its new CEO and tasked him with driving more account takeover and bot detection engagements. The San Francisco-based digital trust and safety vendor has directed Nagel to build out more technology partnerships in the fraud community.
SailPoint has made its first acquisition since joining Thoma Bravo, scooping up a third-party identity risk startup established by a Massachusetts Air National Guard veteran. Buying SecZetta will give customers more visibility into employee, third-party contractor and temporary worker identities.
Simeio has added SailPoint and IBM to its identity and access management line card through the purchase of identity services provider PathMaker Group. The first acquisition in its 17-year history will give Simeio access to senior-level personnel with deep knowledge in identity governance.
Appgate has promoted CISO and Federal President Leo Taddeo to CEO and tasked him with capturing zero trust deployment opportunities with the U.S. Defense Department. Appgate has tapped Taddeo to help the Defense Department grant access to users based on context as part of a new zero trust strategy.
A class action lawsuit against LastPass alleges that a data breach in August resulted in the theft of $53,000 in bitcoin. An unnamed plaintiff alleges that negligence in the password management company's data security practices led to the Thanksgiving weekend theft.
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Data resilience stalwarts Commvault, Rubrik and Cohesity have pulled ahead of rivals Veeam Software and Veritas atop the latest Forrester Wave. Commvault, Rubrik and Veritas took the gold, silver and bronze, respectively, for the strength of their current data resilience offerings.
Getting acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.8 billion will help Ping Identity accelerate its transition from on-premises to SaaS-based delivery of identity protection, CEO Andre Durand says. SaaS now accounts for 30% of Ping's business and is growing nearly 70% annually, he says.