Biometric Authentication: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

By Ward Rosenberry | March 1, 2018
I just scanned the biometric news feeds on the web. They’re exploding with biometrics that most people outside the industry might think of as, well, futuristic. But being more of an insider and knowing what’s here now and what’s in the pipeline, these biometrics are already deployed across the globe. Gesture recognition, iris recognition, retinal […]
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Text, Token, or Finger? Why 2FA Needs Biometrics

By Ian E. Muller | February 8, 2018
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is vastly superior to using a password alone, adding a second layer of security over something that we all admittedly don’t protect as well as we should. Do you regularly change your password? Is it longer than 12 characters? Did you just use “!” for the required special character? If you’re guilty […]
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Biometrics are the Future of Identity

By Sarah Landes | February 1, 2018
The Turning Tide of Data Security In the beginning, there was the Internet. And then the Internet gods populated it with basic services and applications. In that blissfully simple time, consumers had little to worry about. There were only a few passwords to remember, and only a little personal data was stored online. Now, however, […]
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Taking Bold Steps to Protect High-Value Trading

By James Stickland | January 18, 2018
Trader fraud is on the rise. Last year, the Security and Exchange Commission announced it filed 868 enforcement actions exposing financial reporting-related misconduct by companies and their executives. The announcement noted that 2016 had the most ever cases involving investment advisers or investment companies (160) and the most ever independent or standalone cases involving investment […]
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Two Factors Aren’t Enough for Authentication

By Ian E. Muller | January 9, 2018
Over the last few years, data breaches and identity theft have gotten progressively worse, making many people’s’ lives miserable as they strive to pick up the pieces. In many cases, these attacks are made possible through gaining access to a single account. From phishing to simply brute forcing a weak password, hackers are able to […]
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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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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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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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Biometrics are the Ultimate Disruption

By Rosa Hargrove | November 9, 2017
Is disruption dying? In the tech world, everyone values the idea of a disruptive technology. Uber and Lyft disrupted the taxi industry. Online booking sites disrupted the travel industry. PayPal disrupted banking. Disruption led to billions of dollars for those companies, and now every tech company insists that it’s disrupting something. Today, disruption feels like […]
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The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication in Cybersecurity

By Sarah Landes | November 2, 2017
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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