Taylor Swift tracked stalkers with facial recognition tech at her concert

By Sarah Landes | December 14, 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. Taylor Swift tracked stalkers with facial recognition tech at her concert | The Verge Taylor Swift held a concert at California’s […]
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Marriott/Starwood hack: Is your passport number in China?

By Richi Jennings | December 12, 2018
Hotel hack reminds researchers, sources say Recent revelations that Starwood’s huge reservation database was stolen have taken new significance. Sources say it looks similar to other nation-state attacks from around the same time. Starwood is now owned by Marriott, which isn’t saying anything about these anonymous allegations. But it once again highlights the fragile nature of the […]
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Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack

By Sarah Landes | December 7, 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. Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack | POLITICO The House GOP campaign arm suffered a major hack […]
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How biometrics could help enhance elections security

By Justine Brown | December 5, 2018
The last election cycle was a roller coaster. In addition to many tightly contested races, there was a great deal of talk about voter fraud. As far as we know today, there was no voter fraud committed in the 2018 mid-term elections, despite some claims to the contrary in Florida and Arizona. But even the […]
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Dell Announces Security Breach

By Sarah Landes | November 29, 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. Dell Announces Security Breach | ZDNet US-based hardware giant Dell announced today a security breach that took place earlier this month, […]
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Biometric Authentication Increases Productivity for Employees in Banks

By Mary Roark | November 28, 2018
Currently, 70% of people across the world work remotely at least one day a week, and over 53% of people work remotely for at least half of the week, according to IWG who surveyed over 18,000 business professionals across 96 international companies. Increased mobility does help improve employee satisfaction, but it also changes many enterprise […]
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Third-Party Data Breaches Rise to 61 Percent in US

By Sarah Landes | November 23, 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. Vision Direct reveals breach that skimmed customer credit cards | TechCrunch European online contact lens supplier Vision Direct has revealed a […]
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New NY Cyber Regulations for Banks Include Biometric Requirement

By Justine Brown | November 20, 2018
Last year, New York’s Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) made history when it became the first state department in the nation to implement wide-ranging state cybersecurity regulations for banks. The new regulations, known formally as the NYDFS Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies, went into effect March 1, 2017, and requires thousands of financial institutions […]
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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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