Problems with Multifactor Authentication

Schneier on Security

Roger Grimes on why multifactor authentication isn’t a panacea : The first time I heard of this issue was from a Midwest CEO. Uncategorized authentication phishing ransomware social engineering two-factor authentication

Changing Authentication for Employees

Data Breach Today

Navy Federal Credit Union’s Thomas Malta on Applying CIAM Techniques New authentication models, including dynamic authorization and continuous authentication, that work well for consumers can be adopted for employees as well, says Thomas Malta, head of identity and access management at the Virginia-based Navy Federal Credit Union.

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FFIEC Updates Authentication Guidance

Data Breach Today

Stresses Need for MFA, Stronger Access Controls The FFIEC has issued updated guidance advising banks to use stronger access controls and multifactor authentication.

Leveraging 'Multisectoral' Authentication

Data Breach Today

Joni Brennan of Canadian ID Council on How IAM Capabilities Must Evolve "Multisectoral" authentication can help to ensure that government benefits are provided to the right recipients, says Joni Brennan, president of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Authentication: Lessons Learned During Pandemic

Data Breach Today

Strategist Coby Montoya Discusses Leveraging Behavioral Biometrics to Fight Fraud With consumers relying more heavily on e-commerce during the pandemic and beyond, leveraging behavioral biometrics for authentication is an effective strategy, says Coby Montoya, a fraud-fighting and authentication strategist at a financial company.

Cisco Patches Critical Authentication Bypass Bug

Data Breach Today

Cisco NFV Infrastructure Software Users Urged to Patch Immediately Cisco has released an urgent software update to fix a critical authentication bug that can allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass authentication and log in to an affected device as an administrator

Authentication Failure

Schneier on Security

Uncategorized authentication impersonationThis is a weird story of a building owner commissioning an artist to paint a mural on the side of his building — except that he wasn’t actually the building’s owner.

Securing Remote Access With Risk-Based Authentication

Data Breach Today

Implementing an adaptive, risk-based authentication process for remote system access is proving effective as more staff members work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Ant Allan, a vice president and analyst at Gartner

Microsoft announces passwordless authentication for consumer accounts

Security Affairs

Microsoft announced that users can access their consumer accounts without providing passwords and using more secure authentication methods. SecurityAffairs – hacking, passwordless authentication).

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Applying CIAM Principles to Employee Authentication

Data Breach Today

Streamlining and Enhancing Authentication for the Workforce Many organizations have updated the authentication process for customers to help ensure frictionless transactions.

Using “Master Faces” to Bypass Face-Recognition Authenticating Systems

Schneier on Security

” Abstract: A master face is a face image that passes face-based identity-authentication for a large portion of the population. Uncategorized academic papers authentication face recognition

Education Sector OnDemand | Authentication for the Evolving Campus Community

Data Breach Today

Smart & Adaptive MFA for the Modern Campus View this webinar as we discuss multi-factor authentication for the evolving campus community

Multi-Factor Authentication Best Practices & Solutions

eSecurity Planet

Passwords are the most common authentication tool used by enterprises, yet they are notoriously insecure and easily hackable. At this point, multi-factor authentication (MFA) has permeated most applications, becoming a minimum safeguard against attacks. Biometric authentication.

The Modern Encryption Software Checklist: The Secret to Understanding Your Data Security Needs

Understanding your data security needs is tough enough, but what can be even more difficult is choosing the right software to fit your company. This checklist will help you evaluate the scope of services offered by various encryption solutions on the market.

Zoho warns of zero-day authentication bypass flaw actively exploited

Security Affairs

Zoho urges customers to address an authentication bypass vulnerability in its ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus that is actively exploited in the wild. “We have addressed an authentication bypass vulnerability affecting the REST API URLs in ADSelfService Plus.

How the SolarWinds Hackers Bypassed Duo’s Multi-Factor Authentication

Schneier on Security

Logs from the Exchange server showed that the attacker provided username and password authentication like normal but were not challenged for a second factor through Duo. After successful password authentication, the server evaluated the duo-sid cookie and determined it to be valid.

It's Time to Rethink Identity and Authentication

Dark Reading

The concept of identity has been around for decades, yet authentication has not caught up to its advanced threats until now. Here are four ways to begin thinking differently about identity and authentication

Amazon's Ring Mandates Two-Factor Authentication

Data Breach Today

Company's Action Follows Similar Move by Google Nest Amazon's Ring is mandating the use of two-factor authentication for all users, a move designed to help stop creepy takeovers of the web-connected home security cameras.

Kaseya Hacked via Authentication Bypass

Dark Reading

The Kaseya ransomware attack is believed to have been down to an authentication bypass. Yes, ransomware needs to be on your radar -- but good authentication practices are also imperative

Using Blockchain for Authentication

Data Breach Today

In an interview, Rohas Nagpal, a chief architect at Primechain Technologies, describes how blockchain can be used for authentication and pinpoints areas where blockchain is not the ideal technology. He'll be a featured speaker at ISMG's Security Summit in Mumbai Thursday

The Vision for Omnichannel Authentication

Data Breach Today

Enterprises today have many digital ways of interacting with their customers - and therefore just as many ways for authenticating those users and transactions. Sesh Venkataraman of CA Technologies explains the business value of omnichannel authentication solutions

Unlocking passwordless Mac authentication

Jamf

Jamf Connect expands secure identity and access to resources with Jamf Unlock, passwordless authentication from an iPhone app to securely unlock Mac and the resources needed to be productive

The Critical Role of Dynamic Authentication

Data Breach Today

Wells Fargo's Sridhar Sidhu on Redefining IAM for Remote Workforce Organizations with largely remote workforces must strengthen their dynamic authentication processes to enhance security, says Sridhar Sidhu, senior vice president and head of the information security services group at Wells Fargo

Microsoft to Require Multi-Factor Authentication for Cloud Solution Providers

Krebs on Security

says it will soon force all Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs) that help companies manage their Office365 accounts to use multi-factor authentication. As it happened, the PCM employee was not using multi-factor authentication. In response, Microsoft said while its guidance has always been for partners to enable and require multi-factor authentication for all administrators or agent users in the partner tenants, it would soon be making it mandatory.

The Growth of Adaptive Authentication

Data Breach Today

OneSpan's Tim Bedard on Evolutionary Strategies and Controls The right authentication controls at the right time for the right transactions - the adaptive authentication message is taking off, says OneSpan's Tim Bedard. And here are some quick wins organizations might focus on when starting down the path

GUEST ESSAY: How the FIDO Alliance helps drive the move to passwordless authentication

The Last Watchdog

This traditional authentication method is challenging to get rid of, mostly because it’s so common. And for businesses, transitioning to new authentication solutions can be expensive and time-consuming. It supports standards that make implementing newer, stronger authentication methods possible for businesses. It enables end users to authenticate to online sites and applications both on mobile and desktop through WebAuthn and CTAP.

The Vision for Omnichannel Authentication

Data Breach Today

Enterprises today have many digital ways of interacting with their customers - and therefore just as many ways for authenticating those users and transactions. Sesh Venkataraman of CA Technologies explains the business value of omnichannel authentication solutions

Strong Authentication vs. User Experience

Data Breach Today

Balancing Made Easier It is a simple fact that strong authentication will impact user experience and effectiveness

The Vision for Omnichannel Authentication

Data Breach Today

Enterprises today have many digital ways of interacting with their customers - and therefore just as many ways for authenticating those users and transactions. Sesh Venkataraman of CA Technologies explains the business value of omnichannel authentication solutions

Mobile Malware Bypasses Banks' 2-Factor Authentication: Report

Data Breach Today

IBM Researchers Describe How 'TrickMo,' a TrickBot Variant, Works A variant of the TrickBot Trojan bypasses two-factor authentication for mobile banking, for example, by intercepting one-time codes sent over SMS, according to IBM X-Force

The Road to Adaptive Authentication

Data Breach Today

Tim Bedard of OneSpan answers this question in his analysis of ISMG's new State of Adaptive Authentication in Banking survey OneSpan's Tim Bedard Analyzes New Banking Security Survey How well can banking institutions apply the right amount of security to the right transactions at the right time?

Why Transaction Authentication Is More Critical Now

Data Breach Today

Phil Dunkelberger of Nok Nok Labs Discusses Evolving Payment Fraud Schemes As e-commerce explodes during the global CIVD-19 pandemic, transaction authentication is more critical for fraud prevention, says Phil Dunkelberger of Nok Nok Labs, who discusses the latest fraud trends

NSA on Authentication Hacks (Related to SolarWinds Breach)

Schneier on Security

The NSA has published an advisory outlining how “malicious cyber actors” are “are manipulating trust in federated authentication environments to access protected data in the cloud.” Uncategorized authentication credentials hacking NSA trust

Passwordless Authentication 101

eSecurity Planet

Although they are the most common tool used to verify a person’s identity, passwords are the least secure mode of authentication. What is passwordless authentication? Passwordless authentication, on the other hand, is derived from different types of information the user has.

FBI: Cybercriminals Are Bypassing Multifactor Authentication

Data Breach Today

Threat Actors Using Social Engineering, Other Technical Techniques to Circumvent MFA Protections The FBI is warning banks, businesses and other organizations that cybercriminals are using social engineering and other technical techniques to circumvent multifactor authentication security protections

BlueZone Web: Multi-factor authentication

Rocket Software

your organization can now lean on multi-factor authentication (MFA) to secure HTML5-based terminal emulator access. BlueZone web allows users to have their first point of authentication as an internal user, LDAP registered user or MS SQL User.

State of the Authentication Landscape

Data Breach Today

Shane Weeden, and authentication expert with IBM Security, discusses the future of authentication and why he's encouraged by the FIDO2 initiative As we approach 2019, is it realistic to think the end of our dependency on traditional user names and passwords is in sight?

Attackers Use Bots to Circumvent Some Two-Factor Authentication Systems

eSecurity Planet

Underground services are cropping up that are designed to enable bad actors to intercept one-time passwords (OTPs), which are widely used in two-factor authentication programs whose purpose is to better protect customers’ online accounts. Threats anti-phishing multi-factor authentication