How pre-answered caller authentication helps prevent telephone bank fraud

Dark Reading

Based on the level of information the customer is requesting, the bank representative may ask a number of challenge questions. At this point, they’ve already taken up a minute or more of the customer’s valuable time using knowledge-based authentication (KBA) methods that, quite frankly, can no longer assure that the person on the other end of the line is who they say they are. Prevention vs. clean up. It’s a security question all financial institutions should ask themselves.

The Case for Integrating Physical Security & Cybersecurity

Dark Reading

You must look inside and outside your traditional knowledge base for the best way to defend against attacks Aggregating threat intel from external data sources is no longer enough.

AI Is Becoming a Trusted Sidekick for Legal and HR Departments


For example, starting with a knowledge base of language that is common to problematic contracts, machine learning algorithms can scour millions of similar contracts to find other warning signs that humans might miss.

Bank Attacks Put Password Insecurity Back in the Spotlight

The Security Ledger

Two separate attacks on banks in the United States and Pakistan revealed this week highlight once again the inherent weakness of a security practice that relies on passwords or knowledge-based credentials to protect critical information.

U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service

Krebs on Security

The final step in validating residents involves answering four so-called “knowledge-based authentication” or KBA questions. A year ago, KrebsOnSecurity warned that “Informed Delivery,” a new offering from the U.S.

GUEST ESSAY: Why corporate culture plays such a pivotal role in deterring data breaches

The Last Watchdog

People should have the opportunity to pursue new careers within your organization based on their security expertise. A knowledge-base that’s understandable and accessible to all staff. About the essayist: Max Emelianov is CEO of HostForWeb , a Chicago-based web hosting services provider. Picture two castles. The first is impeccably built – state of the art, with impenetrable walls, a deep moat, and so many defenses that attacking it is akin to suicide.

MITRE evaluates Enterprise security products using the ATT&CK Framework

Security Affairs

In April, MITRE announced a new service based on its ATT&CK (Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge) framework to evaluate products based on their ability in detecting advanced persistent threats.

Here's What I'm Telling US Congress about Data Breaches

Troy Hunt

Last week I wrote about my upcoming congressional testimony and wow - you guys are awesome! Seriously, the feedback there was absolutely sensational and it's helped shape what I'll be saying to the US Congress, including lifting specific wording and phrases provided by some of you. Thank you!

History Hub: A 21st Century Model for Archival Reference

Archives Blogs

In a resource-constrained environment, we were also excited by the possibility of enabling many-to-many interactions, helping us to serve researchers more quickly and efficiently by harnessing the collective knowledge of internal and external experts.

Updated Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK Allows App-Less Smartphone Scanning from Browsers

Document Imaging Report

17, 2018 – Dynamsoft has updated its Barcode Reader Software Development Kit as a pure JavaScript API Edition, based on WebAssembly, to enable cross-browser and cross-platform online barcode scanning. In many cases, businesses use a browser-based system for pre-defined workflows.

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Identifying E-signature Requirements to Accelerate Digital Adoption and Meet Global Compliance


Hence the concept of electronic identification and trust services ( eIDAS ) as defined in EU regulation 910/2014 is centered around trust and security and certificate-based signing.

Kofax Named to Constellation ShortList for Robotic Process Automation

Document Imaging Report

Kofax RPA helps companies add workforce capacity without additional headcount by automating front and back office operations, allowing the human workforce to focus on higher-value knowledge based work.

Alaris Offers Greater Flexibility with New Software Subscription and Professional Services Capabilities

Document Imaging Report

According to a survey conducted by IDC [i] , the acquisition cost of solutions is the largest hurdle for businesses to clear when automating document-based workflows. ROCHESTER, N.Y,

FTC Releases Guidance on COPPA Compliance

Hunton Privacy

The revised guidance addresses two newly-approved methods for obtaining parental consent: (1) answering a series of knowledge-based challenge questions that would be difficult for someone other than the parent to answer; or (2) verifying a picture of a driver’s license or other photo ID submitted by the parent and then comparing that photo to a second photo submitted by the parent, using facial recognition technology.

Here's Why [Insert Thing Here] Is Not a Password Killer

Troy Hunt

Part of the solution to this is to give people the controls to do password-based authentication better, for example by using a password manager and enabling 2FA. These days, I get a lot of messages from people on security related things.

The World Is Tuning Into Twitter Search

John Battelle's Searchblog

Users would be able to tap the collective knowledge of the 6 million or so members of the Twitterverse. Millions of people are contributing to the knowledge base. The tweet is the query. From Ad Age , which penned a good piece on the promise of Twitter search: In the future, searches won't only query what's being said at the moment, but will go out to the Twitter audience in the form of a question, like a faster and less-filtered Yahoo Answers or Wiki Answers.

Interview: CJ Anderson ??Maximum innovation, minimum disruption


For law firms, the idea that data is as valuable as the knowledge that?s re just at the first steps on that journey, but we are starting to combine our marketing and knowledge data with our financial data, to try and support the lawyers a bit more in their client facing work.?

Salesforce Service Cloud Features That are Cause for Celebration

Perficient Data & Analytics

Translations for knowledge are now available in Lightning Experience along with some awesome new knowledge management features. Different flows can be set up for each channel so that you are tailoring your actions based on how the customer contacts you. Knowledge.

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TaxonomyPicker.ascx No Longer Used in SharePoint 2010


The initial fix I found was on a Microsoft Knowledge Base page : This is not causing any issues except for a wrong ULS log message a single time in a web application process life time, the exception is caught and that template file is skipped.

Android Debugging Tools Also Useful for Compromising Devices, Mining Cryptocurrency

Security Affairs

In reality, devices are sometimes released in a vulnerable state without the end users’ knowledge. Based upon recent spikes in scans of TCP port 5555, someone believes that there is an exploitable vulnerability out there.

Petya Ransomware: What You Need to Know and Do

Andrew Hay

With similarities reminiscent to its predecessor WannaCry, this ransomware attack shut down organizations ranging from the Danish shipping conglomerate Maersk Line to a Tasmanian-based Cadbury chocolate factory. Until you can apply the patch, LEO also recommends the following steps to help reduce the attack surface: Disable SMBv1 with the steps documented at Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2696547. By: Andrew Hay.

Diving into the Issues: Observations from SOURCE and AtlSecCon

Andrew Hay

Specifically, she covered how adversaries might engage in research and planning, offer team support, manage conflict between group members, structure attack paths (intrusion chains), navigate disruptions to their attack paths, and how limited knowledge bases and self-induced mistakes can possibly impact adversaries.

ProtonMail launches Address Verification and full PGP support

Security Affairs

You can learn more about using Address Verification in our knowledge base article. As some of you may know, ProtonMail’s cryptography is already based upon PGP, and we maintain one of the world’s most widely used open source PGP libraries.

I'm Testifying in Front of Congress in Washington DC about Data Breaches - What Should I Say?

Troy Hunt

For example, if your bank verifies that you are indeed who you say you are by asking you for your date of birth yet that's appeared in a data breach, how sound is it as a knowledge-based authentication (KBA) attribute? The immutability of exposed data attributes: The problem with KBA is the assumption that knowledge alone can be used for verification. There's a title I never expected to write!

FTC Approves COPPA Parental Consent Mechanism Proposal

Hunton Privacy

In its letter to Imperium , the FTC stated that Imperium’s method of knowledge-based authentication (“KBA”) is an acceptable method of obtaining verifiable parental consent as it is “reasonably calculated.

Kelly Twigger of ESI Attorneys: eDiscovery Trends 2018

eDiscovery Daily

ESI Attorneys works differently than a traditional law firm – they partner with businesses, law firms and municipalities that do not have discovery counsel knowledgeable to both advise on planning and preparing for eDiscovery and act as discovery counsel across litigation matters to achieve consistency and predictability. What I would love to see is the ability for more interaction to capitalize on that knowledge base. How many cloud based applications are you using?

Notes and observations about the 2012 intranet innovation award winners


An Elgg-based solution wins again. Mitre won an award from Step Two in 2010 for its Elgg-based employee network. Incidentally, an award winning Headshift Asia Pacific client that is based on Elgg also presented at Step Two's intranet conference earlier this year (PDF). Climateworks is commended for its SocialText-based wiki. The ClimateWorks Knowledge Exchange, an enterprise wiki, is a key component of their knowledge strategy.

This is the old ChiefTech blog.: Millennials, Process Continuity, Leadership and Discontinuity


This means that organizations will lose knowledge unless they can find ways to rapidly transfer it to new members, or to retain it in knowledge bases or other codified forms. We at Microsoft are seeing a growing use of wikis and blogs as impromptu knowledge bases. This is the old ChiefTech blog. Nice of you to drop in and visit. However, you need to come over and see my new blog at ©2005-2009. ©2005-2009.

This is the old ChiefTech blog.: Facebook, LinkedIn and the state of enterprise software


I see no reason why this sort of functionality couldnt be the interface for HR tools, CRM, supply chain, mail, intranet, knowledge base or any other behind the wall tool. This is the old ChiefTech blog. Nice of you to drop in and visit. However, you need to come over and see my new blog at ©2005-2009. ©2005-2009. Disclaimer: Information on this blog is of a general nature and represents my own independent opinion.

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The Future of the Web | ZDNet

Collaboration 2.0

The Future of the Web By Oliver Marks | August 12, 2008, 9:29pm PDT Summary The semantic web can be quite a hard concept to grasp when discussed in an abstract way: the above video is a particularly useful, clear exposition of the enormous promise and power the future of knowledge sharing holds.