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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Safer Internet Day: Take the opportunity to redefine your authentication strategies

By Jason Tooley | February 10, 2020
The world is celebrating Safer Internet Day on February 11. This will mark its seventeenth year, with 150 countries worldwide coming together to encourage a conversation around the safe and responsible use of digital technology. In today’s fast-moving digital world, businesses are reaping the rewards of a dynamic online presence. Shopping, insurance, and banking have […]
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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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The death of the password expected to be biggest trend for 2020

By James Stickland | January 21, 2020
One of the key trends to impact millions of people and businesses in 2020 is the death of the password. Passwords are widely recognized as an outdated, costly method of authentication, and a frequently used attack vector. It is no surprise that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) now recognizes multi factor authentication […]
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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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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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Why consumer safety is at risk over Black Friday and Cyber Monday

By Jason Tooley | November 28, 2019
Black Friday – originally a one day in-store event with its online counterpart on Cyber Monday – has experienced a colossal shift to online in order to meet changing consumer habits and appetite for convenience. Since its inception ten years ago, Black Friday has almost tripled November online sales to nearly £2 billion, with digital promotions […]
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Passwordfree vs. passwordless authentication: the vital differences

By James Stickland | November 21, 2019
Not only do people not like using passwords, but there’s consensus in the identity and access management space that they are not the most secure way to protect data. Look at this year’s Verizon Data Investigations Breach Report, which found that 32 percent of the nearly 42,000 security incidents covered in the report involved phishing […]
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