OCC's Hsu Urges Multifactor Authentication

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MFA Plus Patch Management and Backups Can Prevent Cyber Incidents A top federal regulatory official urged financial institutions to implement multifactor authentication for all nonpublic systems, telling an audience of financial executives that a majority of breaches could be avoided or mitigated through basic cybersecurity controls.

Changing Authentication for Employees

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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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Bypassing Two-Factor Authentication

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FIDO2 multi-factor authentication systems are not susceptible to these attacks, because they are tied to a physical computer. Uncategorized computer security passwords two-factor authentication

Leveraging 'Multisectoral' Authentication

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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

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.

FFIEC Updates Authentication Guidance

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

Authentication: Lessons Learned During Pandemic

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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.

Authentication Failure

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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.

Atlassian Patches Critical Jira Authentication Bypass Bug

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2 Atlassian Products Affected: Jira and Jira Service Management Australian software firm Atlassian has issued fixes for a critically rated vulnerability in its Jira software that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to remotely bypass authentication protections in place.

On Risk-Based Authentication

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A Study on Usability and Security Perceptions of Risk-based Authentication “: Abstract : Risk-based Authentication (RBA) is an adaptive security measure to strengthen password-based authentication. I’ve blogged about risk-based authentication before.

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.

Challenges of User Authentication: What You Need to Know

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In the digital age, authentication is paramount to a strong security strategy. Which are the challenges of user authentication? In the digital age, authentication is paramount to a strong security strategy. User Authentication. Conceptually, user authentication is clear.

The Push on Capitol Hill for Passwordless Authentication

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Okta's Sean Frazier on Securing the Supply Chain, Software Development Life Cycle Interest in passwordless authentication architecture continues to grow among U.S.

CISA Urges Exchange Online Authentication Update

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CISA noted that Basic authentication is simple and pretty convenient but unsecured by design. And it’s incompatible with multi-factor authentication (MFA) systems , so admins might be discouraged from enabling it. How to Migrate Exchange Authentication. The U.S.

Securing Remote Access With Risk-Based Authentication

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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

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.

Strong Authentication – Robust Identity and Access Management Is a Strategic Choice

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Therefore, strong authentication methods are needed. Therefore, strong authentication methods are needed to improve security without hindering user convenience. What is Strong Authentication? What to Look for in a Strong Authentication Service.

Cisco Patches Critical Authentication Bypass Bug

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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

VMware fixed critical authentication bypass vulnerability

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VMware patched a critical authentication bypass security flaw, tracked as CVE-2022-31656, impacting local domain users in multiple products. VMware has addressed a critical authentication bypass security flaw, tracked as CVE-2022-31656, impacting local domain users in multiple products.

Microsoft announces passwordless authentication for consumer accounts

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

Applying CIAM Principles to Employee Authentication

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

MY TAKE: Businesses gravitate to ‘passwordless’ authentication — widespread consumer use up next

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Perhaps not coincidently, it comes at a time when enterprises have begun adopting passwordless authentication systems in mission-critical parts of their internal operations. Fortifications, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA) and password managers, proved to be mere speed bumps.

Education Sector OnDemand | Authentication for the Evolving Campus Community

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

Microsoft to Require Multi-Factor Authentication for Cloud Solution Providers

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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.

Kaseya Hacked via Authentication Bypass

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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

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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

Amazon's Ring Mandates Two-Factor Authentication

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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.

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

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” 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

The Vision for Omnichannel Authentication

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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

Sophos Firewall affected by a critical authentication bypass flaw

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Sophos has fixed an authentication bypass vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-1040, that resides in the User Portal and Webadmin areas of Sophos Firewall. SecurityAffairs – hacking, authentication bypass vulnerability).

It's Time to Rethink Identity and Authentication

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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

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

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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.

Zoho warns of zero-day authentication bypass flaw actively exploited

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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.

Hackers Steal Session Cookies to Bypass Multi-factor Authentication

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One new tactic hackers have been using is to steal cookies from current or recent web sessions to bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA). Even cloud infrastructures rely on cookies to authenticate their users. For example, authentication cookies must be sent using SSL/TLS channels.

Microsoft, Cloud Providers Move to Ban Basic Authentication

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Microsoft moves ahead with a plan to sunset basic authentication, and other providers are moving — or have moved — to requiring more secure authentication as well.

Atlassian addresses a critical Jira authentication bypass flaw

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Atlassian fixed a critical flaw in its Jira software, tracked as CVE-2022-0540 , that could be exploited to bypass authentication. “Jira and Jira Service Management are vulnerable to an authentication bypass in its web authentication framework, Jira Seraph.

Efficient 'MagicWeb' Malware Subverts AD FS Authentication, Microsoft Warns

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The Russia-backed Nobelium APT has pioneered a post-exploitation tool allowing attackers to authenticate as any user

Multi-Factor Authentication Best Practices & Solutions

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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 Growth of Adaptive Authentication

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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

The Vision for Omnichannel Authentication

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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