From the Farm to Feds

By Rosa Hargrove | December 22, 2017
This issue of the Weekly Cypher will be covering how biometrics are being used by everyone from farmers to the federal government.
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Risk-Based Authentication Has Few Risks

By Rosa Hargrove | December 21, 2017
Risk-based authentication has a lot going for it. It authenticates securely, teaches security systems how to detect suspicious logins, and its use is fairly intuitive. It’s not a cybersecurity silver bullet. But with the help of biometrics, risk-based authentication could be the most elegant and secure solutions for safe logins. You’ve Seen It Before You’ve […]
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Regulations and Nations

By Rosa Hargrove | December 15, 2017
This issue of the Weekly Cypher explores the emerging regulations and new uses of biometric technologies across the world.
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Biometrics: The Key to Secure Infrastructure

By Rosa Hargrove | December 14, 2017
If you’ve broken up after sharing an HBO Go login, you understand the problems with passwords. Maybe you were the magnanimous one who shared the login info. If so, you may have changed it out of spite (or a respect for good password practices). But maybe you didn’t. Then your ex shared the login info with […]
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Passwords are Broken, but are Biometrics?

By Rosa Hargrove | December 12, 2017
When it comes to online security, we trust far more than we should. We trust our coworkers and friends with our login information. We trust organizations to handle our information responsibly. We trust our passwords to protect us from hackers. Nowadays, some of us even trust biometric authentication to guard most of our information. But […]
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Biometrics on the Move

By Rosa Hargrove | December 8, 2017
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: New Data Breach Bill Requires Prompt Reporting | The reporting ethics for data breaches are inconsistent and hazy, but in […]
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Hackers Continuing to Exploit RDP Credentials

By Rosa Hargrove | December 7, 2017
Hackers are having one hell of a year. They’re finding more vulnerable points to attack digital enterprises. Even as people implement two-factor authentication to get into their personal accounts, hackers are still managing to successfully access email inboxes, servers, and high-privilege access accounts. But there’s one “classic” entry point that hackers are continuing to exploit: […]
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The Weekly Cypher: Everyday Innovation with Biometrics

By Rosa Hargrove | December 1, 2017
This issue of the Weekly Cypher explores how biometrics are being integrated into everyday life worldwide, from Disneyland to US airports.
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Own Your Name Online: Self-Sovereign Identity

By Rosa Hargrove | November 30, 2017
When you sign up for services, you probably know you’re giving up some of your data. Maybe even 800 pages of it. That’s one app, and that’s not an excessive amount of data to collect. By now, you’ve probably signed up for dozens of apps, profiles, and products. What most people don’t realize is that […]
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High Privilege, High Risk

By Rosa Hargrove | November 23, 2017
Car thieves would rarely steal a 2001 Corolla. But a brand new Range Rover? That’ll get their attention. There’s a greater payoff for the thief’s risk. That risk-reward relationship is similar to how hackers value different types of accounts. Information from any garden-variety account can be sold on the Internet or used to wreak havoc. […]
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