State Department Suffers Data Breach

By Sarah Landes | September 21, 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. Call for smart home devices to bake in privacy safeguards for kids | TechCrunch A new research report has raised concerns […]
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Lawmakers Slam State Department for Failing on Cybersecurity

By Sarah Landes | September 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. Hackers Manage to Compromise Aadhaar’s Biometric Security System | TechNadu In a highly alarming development, hackers have found a way to […]
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The Weekly Cypher: The Good and the Bad of Facial Recognition

By Sarah Landes | August 10, 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. West Virginia to introduce mobile phone voting for midterm elections | CNNtech West Virginians serving overseas will be the first in […]
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Two-Step & Two-Factor Authentication: What’s The Difference?

By Sarah Landes | August 2, 2018
When it comes to authentication, there’s a lot of confusion between two-step authentication (2Step) and two-factor authentication (2FA). As a result people frequently use them interchangeably and make decisions about using them for security without knowing their separate strengths and weaknesses. To that end we have created a primer explaining both and the differences between […]
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Why Behavioral Biometrics Is The Best Second-Line Defense

By Sarah Landes | June 28, 2018
Every 39 seconds there’s an attack on a device with internet access. Nine billion stolen credentials since 2013. One in nine online accounts created in 2017 was created with stolen credentials. The reason: Over-reliance on traditional forms of authentication which are not nearly strong enough to protect online information. They persist because of user demand […]
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The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication in Cybersecurity

By Sarah Landes | June 26, 2018
The State of Cybersecurity The internet has been around for decades. It has made so many aspects of life easier. Unfortunately, with all that extra convenience, people are giving up a lot of their personal and professional security. Cyber attacks have increased enough to make headlines on an almost daily basis. Hackers are tapping into […]
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Citrix Synergy 2018: Innovation Wanted

By Sarah Landes | May 15, 2018
Citrix Synergy was a fun, informative event. We met lots of interesting people from a diverse set of industries from healthcare to education. The event itself was small compared to some others we’ve been to this year (RSA, MWC), but the steady flow of people asking for demos kept us busy throughout the three days […]
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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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It’s Time to Lay Passwords to Rest

By Sarah Landes | April 5, 2018
Week after week another company is added to the growing list of massive data breaches. Your data, my data, everyone’s data is out there now – there is no turning back. You might think the rumors about the death of passwords are nothing but gossip, but they truly are the weakest link in securing your […]
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The World of Tomorrow: Theme Parks and Your Biometrics

By Sarah Landes | March 20, 2018
I love theme parks – judge me all you want, but recently, I made my annual pilgrimage to Universal Studios in Florida and realized for the first time that I was giving them my biometrics! While I had done this process many times before, this time I took notice. I started researching the history of […]
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