What passwordless authentication means for health care

By Fred O'Connor | February 18, 2020
Authentication shouldn’t get in the way of health care professionals helping patients. But passwords are slowing down and frustrating National Health Service staff, according to the BBC.  Some NHS staff use up to 15 different passwords to complete routine tasks like ordering x-rays and viewing lab results. One hospital found that logging into systems took […]
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The Telegraph looks at why biometrics could replace passwords

By Fred O'Connor | February 18, 2020
Developments in biometrics mean that what you are and how you handle your smartphone could replace passwords. That’s the takeaway from recent articles by The Telegraph looking at how biometrics are behind the push to passwordless authentication.  “Over the last six months people have recognized that a lot of cyber breaches have resulted in compromised […]
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In numbers: the cost of authentication

By Fred O'Connor | January 30, 2020
Authentication costs add up. That’s the takeaway from research Veridium conducted on how much companies spend on authentication. The costs vary based on the authentication method and number of employees a company has but one point is clear: protecting data using passwords, Windows Hello, tokens and smartcards can cost companies millions, regardless of industry.  Some […]
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When implementing SCA, remember the customer

By Fred O'Connor | January 23, 2020
As businesses work to implement PSD2’s strong customer authentication (SCA) component by late 2020 (or even earlier for some U.K. firms that offer online banking) there’s a key group to keep in mind: customers. With banks, payment providers and merchants all trying to figure out how to comply with SCA, their focus may be more […]
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VeridiumID in the AWS Marketplace: Simplifying passwordless authentication in the cloud

By Fred O'Connor | January 15, 2020
Veridium has simplified the user experience around authentication by eliminating passwords from the process. Now we’re simplifying the VeridiumID deployment process by making the application available in the AWS Marketplace. In this blog, Veridium Chief Product Officer John Spencer answers questions on how Veridium being in the AWS Marketplace benefits companies. What does having Veridium […]
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Align Interview: Former Gemalto executive Martin McCourt on the equation for startup success

By Fred O'Connor | January 8, 2020
The Align Interview series offers the perspectives of  executives on technology, security and digital transformation. Aspiring entrepreneurs take note: find a problem to solve if you want your startup to grow.   “Startup equals problem. It’s a simple equation. Find a customer problem worth solving and solve it better than anyone else and you’re well on […]
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Your questions on passwordless authentication answered

By Fred O'Connor | December 12, 2019
From how Veridium stores a biometric template to how using a biometric instead of a knowledge factor makes authentication more secure to how a Dutch bank uses Veridium for customer authentication, we received a range of questions during our webinar on cutting through the hype around passwordless authentication. To help others learn about going passwordless […]
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What happens if your biometrics are stolen?

By Fred O'Connor | November 6, 2019
As more organizations look into passwordless authentication with biometrics, users are asking what happens if their biometric data is stolen. After all, you can create a new password, but you can’t create a new fingerprints. They’re wondering if stolen biometrics can be used to access the applications and devices that they’ve locked down with them. […]
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Align Interview: Former Met Police CIO Richard Thwaite on why digital transformation starts with people

By Fred O'Connor | October 30, 2019
The Align interviews offer the perspectives of CIOs and CISOs on technology, leadership, security and digital transformation.  For any digital transformation project to succeed CIOs need to keep in mind the people who will be impacted. That’s the advice from Richard Thwaite, who’s served as CIO of the Metropolitan Police Service, UBS Global Asset Management […]
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