Hacking Biometrics & Securing Authentication

By Ian E. Muller | May 26, 2017
This Weekly Cypher looks at all the recent presentation attacks on biometric authentication systems, and where the real flaws lie.
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Blockchain & Biometrics: The Future of Identity

By John Callahan | May 25, 2017
In the future biometrics will be used extensively for identity management. Biometric authentication is already closely tied to the concept of identity since some biometrics can uniquely identify you within a given set of users (e.g., employees or citizens). In this context, identity is the means by which you make “claims” to rights, membership, and ownership […]
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Remote Identity Verification: Expanding the Potential of Mobile Biometrics

By Ian E. Muller | May 23, 2017
One of the main problems plaguing the financial and government sectors with regard to remote enrollment is identity verification. When a remote customer wants to open a new bank account, register to vote, or set up a government benefits account, their identity needs to be verified with the utmost scrutiny. Luckily, innovations in biometrics technology […]
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Ransomware makes us all WannaCry

By Ian E. Muller | May 19, 2017
Today's Weekly Cypher focuses on the massive WannaCry ransomware attack, and why it should be a wake-up call to organizations and consumers around the globe.
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K(NO)W Identity: Days 2 & 3 – The Future of Identity and Cybersecurity

By Ian E. Muller | May 18, 2017
The K(NO)W Identity conferenced continued much in the same vein as day one. With a heavy focus on what identity is in today’s digital society, the sessions did shift to examine identity’s role in cybersecurity, and what the future of identity, and the ability to verify it, could be. On day two, experts in identity […]
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K(NO)W Identity: Day 1 – A Conversation on Privacy and Security

By Ian E. Muller | May 16, 2017
The inaugural K(NO)W Identity conference was launched yesterday by One World Identity (OWI), a group begun by former Googlers and government and military advisors who saw a glaring problem in how the world interprets identity. Currently, governments and enterprises across the world define identity, particularly digital identity as a monetizable commodity, leveraging it in financial […]
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Data Breaches and Passwords Drive Increased Security and Privacy Concerns

By Ian E. Muller | May 12, 2017
Today's Weekly Cypher looks at rising data breaches and increased criticism of password-based security, which is making more people worry about their privacy and online security in the digital age.
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The Future of Authentication at connect:ID

By Asem Othman | May 11, 2017
We’re seeing massive changes in the authentication landscape today, with a shift away from passwords toward biometrics, as well as a focus on mobile and other innovative technologies to enable these trends. This movement is readily apparent in many industries, from government to healthcare, but none so strongly as financial services. The rapid pace that […]
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VeridiumAD is Now Citrix Ready

By John Spencer | May 9, 2017
Experts agree that the weakest link in enterprise security is the use of passwords. One stolen password can lead to multiple data breaches since many of us reuse the same password over and over again. Lost, stolen and forgotten passwords can cost organizations up to $18,000 a year on average per 1,000 users. Add to […]
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Multi-factor Authentication is the Future of Security

By Ian E. Muller | May 5, 2017
Today's Weekly Cypher focuses on how multi-factor authentication and biometrics are of growing interest to consumers and enterprises alike, providing improved security and convenience for all.
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