Japan’s New Cybersecurity Minister Doesn’t Use Computers

By Sarah Landes | November 16, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Japan’s New Cybersecurity Minister Admits He Doesn’t Actually Use Computers | Huffington Post No experience was obviously necessary for this important […]
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Why do we still have passwords? Will Microsoft save us?

By Mary Roark | November 14, 2018
Despite recent announcements from Microsoft, such as the elimination of passwords for access to MS Azure, realistically most of us will be still using passwords for a while to come. There are limitations as to how quickly enterprises can change how they get work done, and how quickly people can be trained to work differently. […]
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HSBC suffers data breach

By Sarah Landes | November 9, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. HSBC suffers data breach on small number of online accounts | American Banker A small number of HSBC online banking customers […]
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Now it’s ATM fraud from phishing: Time for a biometric intervention

By Richi Jennings | November 7, 2018
When will banks give us easy biometrics? News comes to us from Ohio, where fraudsters stole more than $100,000 from bank accounts, via ATM withdrawals. But no debit cards were stolen. That’s right, thieves have worked out how to subvert the “cardless” ATM systems some banks are using. It’s very convenient for customers, but also very insecure. […]
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Cyberattacks up prior to midterms, 81.5 million records threatened

By Sarah Landes | November 2, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Cyberattacks up prior to midterms, 81.5 million voter records threatened | SC Magazine Threat actors are ratcheting up their cyberattacks ahead […]
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Moving beyond passwords with Citrix Workspace and Veridium

By Craig Hinchliffe | November 1, 2018
Let’s face it, a mobile workforce is not easy to manage. Employees expect instant, friction-free access to corporate resources across any location, network or device. And as an employer you want your people to be as productive as possible, but you must also carefully manage the risks associated with mobility. It’s essential to protect enterprise […]
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Don’t Get Spooked: Cybersecurity Doesn’t Have to be So Hard

By Sarah Landes | October 31, 2018
Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be scary – it’s more accessible now than ever. Even all the goblins, ghouls, and ghosts out this Halloween night will be able to keep their identities and data secure. Skeletons need not fret. No flesh, no problem with some of today’s advanced biometric authentication capabilities. Just because you can’t use […]
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Amazon Pitches Facial Recognition to Monitor Immigrants

By Sarah Landes | October 26, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Amazon Pitches Facial Recognition to Monitor Immigrants | Bloomberg Amazon.com Inc. in June pitched its facial recognition technology — which can […]
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How Biometrics Can Transform the Health Care System

By Justine Brown | October 23, 2018
It’s no secret that the U.S. health care system is under duress. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently estimated that total health care spending grew an average of 4.6% in 2017, reaching nearly $3.5 trillion. By 2026, health care spending in the U.S. is expected to grow to $5.7 trillion. That’s a whopping […]
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Why It’s So Hard to Punish Companies for Data Breaches

By Sarah Landes | October 19, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. US Voter Records for Sale on Hacker Forum | GovInfo Security A batch of U.S. voter registration records from 20 states […]
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