Shareholders demand Amazon end facial recognition sales to government

By Fred O'Connor | January 18, 2019
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. Shareholders demand Amazon end facial recognition sales to government| Cnet Concerns about Amazon’s facial recognition program have now reached the company’s […]
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Exposed passwords, insider threats and phishing attacks: A review authentication threats in 2018

By Fred O'Connor | January 16, 2019
To help companies better understand how authentication threats impacted businesses in 2018, Veridium compiled data on security incidents involving user credentials. We looked for statistics around how many passwords were exposed in data breaches, how many people fell for phishing scams and how much money insider threats cost organizations. We picked these areas since password […]
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Researchers develop artificial fingerprints, claiming they could hack into a third of smartphones

By Fred O'Connor | January 4, 2019
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. Researchers develop artificial fingerprints, claiming they could hack into a third of smartphones | CNBC Researchers from NYU and Michigan State have generated […]
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Increasing Cyberthreats To Critical Infrastructure And The Need For Information Sharing

By John Callahan | December 19, 2018
It’s hard to believe we’re not far away from the 20th anniversary of the dreaded Y2K bug that put fear into every technology professional’s life at the turn of the millennium. The Y2K bug was initially thought to be a major safety threat because experts claimed there were significant flaws in the software of computers […]
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It’s 2018, Governments Should be More Cyber Aware

By Sarah Landes | October 4, 2018
We wanted to start National Cybersecurity Awareness Month off by discussing governments’ role in embracing and disseminating a better Cyber Aware world. Governments around the world have actually been a big driving force in the creation of biometric technology – starting with fingerprint recognition. Fingerprint recognition was the first practical adoption of biometric technology within […]
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Privilege is a Security Responsibility

By Ian E. Muller | June 12, 2018
“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.” When it comes to privileged account management, Peter Drucker isn’t wrong. Privileged accounts aren’t about power, they’re about responsibility – mainly the responsibility of protecting them to prevent their abuse by bad actors. Privileged Account Management (PAM) is a headache for security teams everywhere. […]
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What’s Your Data Breach Risk Level?

By Ian E. Muller | June 11, 2018
It seems like we’re talking about a new data breach every other day. From the InterContinental Hotels Group to OneLogin, companies across every industry have been targeted so far in 2017, and we can only expect both the size of, and damaged caused by, these events to grow. The question that organization leadership needs to […]
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Why Do Biometrics Improve Security?

By Ian E. Muller | May 19, 2018
We often discuss the merits of biometric authentication as a way to advance cybersecurity on personal and enterprise levels. But it’s important for you to understand why biometrics offer improvements to security, and what the advantages actually are. No Passwords to Steal Passwords account for 81 percent of data breaches, making them the biggest flaw […]
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From GDPR to Malware: RSA Conference 2018 in a Nutshell

By Ian E. Muller | April 24, 2018
Every year we can mark our calendars in the cybersecurity industry by two events, RSA Conference and Black Hat. Well RSA Conference 2018 has come and gone, and Veridium was there to showcase our new Authenticator App and multi-factor biometric authentication platform. Every year the moods of the vendors shift, with a few overarching themes […]
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New Study Confirms Passwords Are Weakest Link in Security

By Ian E. Muller | April 17, 2018
A day doesn’t go by that we don’t hear about a new data breach. Larger organizations are being targeted, more records are being stolen, and nothing we’re doing is stemming the tide. But at least we know how they happen. According to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 81 percent of data breaches were […]
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