An Argument for a Biometric Distributed Data Model

By Ayenna Cagaanan | April 26, 2018
With the release of a new study performed by Vanson Bourne, Veridium confirmed that passwords are on their way out. Surveying 200 IT senior professionals in the US, researchers found that only 34 percent were confident that passwords alone protect data efficiently. These IT decision makers look to biometrics as a more secure method of […]
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From GDPR to Malware: RSA Conference 2018 in a Nutshell

By Ian E. Muller | April 24, 2018
Every year we can mark our calendars in the cybersecurity industry by two events, RSA Conference and Black Hat. Well RSA Conference 2018 has come and gone, and Veridium was there to showcase our new Authenticator App and multi-factor biometric authentication platform. Every year the moods of the vendors shift, with a few overarching themes […]
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The States and Cybersecurity

By Ayenna Cagaanan | April 20, 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. Microsoft, Facebook, Dozens More Sign Cybersecurity Tech Accord | ZD NET With more and more users eyeing consumer tech giants with […]
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Take What is Offered: Biometric Authentication in Altered Carbon

By Sarah Landes | April 19, 2018
What happens when technology reaches the level where it can grant humans immortality? Richard K Morgan’s epic 2002 novel, and current Netflix show, Altered Carbon explores this question, and in the process reveals an unsettling answer about owning your own identity. We are thrown into an unfamiliar world of flying cars, neon skyscrapers, and eerily […]
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New Study Confirms Passwords Are Weakest Link in Security

By Ian E. Muller | April 17, 2018
A day doesn’t go by that we don’t hear about a new data breach. Larger organizations are being targeted, more records are being stolen, and nothing we’re doing is stemming the tide. But at least we know how they happen. According to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 81 percent of data breaches were […]
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Government Biometrics Use Benefits Public, Law Enforcement

By Ayenna Cagaanan | April 13, 2018
This issue of the Weekly Cypher explores how different government uses of biometrics affect privacy, and how the public is benefiting from them.
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Blockchain is a Highway: Blame the Drivers, Not the Road

By John Callahan | April 12, 2018
Blockchain technology offers great potential to revolutionize how we store, access, and share data digitally. From protecting our digital identities to sharing photos of cats (the favorite pastime of the Internet), blockchain is simply a new way to transmit information. Any information. And just like previous technologies used for the same ends, that information could […]
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Sounds Phishy: Why You Should Use Strong Authentication

By Ayenna Cagaanan | April 10, 2018
March 24, 2016, started off like any other day. As I hit snooze on my cell phone alarm, I turned over in my bed, scrolled through my social media, and checked a few emails from the surprisingly large amount that had already accumulated. One email from financial aid asked me for my username and password […]
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Kerberos and Biometrics: Guarding the Gates of Windows

By Ward Rosenberry | April 9, 2018
Most people in the technology world have heard of Kerberos. Windows Active Directory domains use the Kerberos protocol to allow single sign-on access to network services. Kerberos didn’t just appear on the scene one day. It evolved out of Project Athena, a huge technology effort in the 1980s by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), […]
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‘Out with the Old’ When it Comes to Identity Verification

By Ayenna Cagaanan | April 6, 2018
This issue of the Weekly Cypher explores the rise of biometric authentication systems replacing decades-old identity verification processes.
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