Passwords, employees and the battle for productivity

By Fred O'Connor | September 5, 2019
A productivity battle is being fought at offices everywhere. On one side is the user, who just wants to file that report or send that email. On the other, is the authentication process that requires using a password to log in to the many tools and services employees need to complete their jobs.A password is […]
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Employee enrollment with VeridiumID: Six steps to passwordless authentication

By Fred O'Connor | August 21, 2019
Veridium’s dedicated to providing a better employee authentication experience by helping companies adopt passwordless authentication using biometrics. We believe that using what you are to authenticate is easier and more secure than using something you know.  To help organizations better understand the steps that employees have to take to go passwordless with VeridiumID, we asked […]
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Why Windows Hello doesn’t work for all organizations

By Fred O'Connor | August 13, 2019
After becoming the preferred way for consumers to access smartphones, passwordless authentication using biometrics is appearing in enterprises. Validating passwordless authentication is Microsoft and its Windows Hello biometrics technology. In July, Microsoft showed that biometrics are poised to replace passwords after announcing that the next major Windows 10 release will give people the option of […]
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Countering APT credential use with passwordless authentication

By Fred O'Connor | July 22, 2019
Stolen credentials played a critical role in a recently disclosed cyberespionage campaign that targeted 10 mobile carriers around the world, showing that leveraging usernames and passwords remains a key tactic for threat actors and demonstrating why companies are looking into passwordless authentication.   In that attack, a cyberespionage group connected to China first exploited a vulnerability […]
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Microsoft Goes Passwordless – How This Will Affect You

By John Spencer | July 12, 2019
Today Microsoft has taken the leap into moving towards a passwordless society. Used by over 83% of companies in the UK, the tech giant has now confirmed that Windows 10 is officially getting rid of passwords. Starting this week, Microsoft is rolling out a preview build of Windows 10 to members of the Windows Insider […]
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Why Veridium won Best in Show and Best Application, Security at Citrix Synergy

By John Spencer and Ross Penny | July 8, 2019
Getting your product recognized by a major technology company like Citrix is always a positive. And when you’re recognized  twice in the same week (which happened to Veridium at this year’s Citrix Synergy show where we won Best in Show and Best Application, Security), you know that you’re on the right path to helping Citrix […]
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Overheard at RSA: the challenges around passwords

By Fred O'Connor | March 11, 2019
Amid sessions on IoT security, how to protect organizations from ransomware attacks and attack trends, an arguably less sexy but equally important security topic permeated the 2019 RSA Conference: the challenges around passwords. Here’s a roundup of just a few of the undoubtedly many times that passwords were discussed at RSA. What’s stronger: kale or […]
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With biometrics common in their personal lives, people want to use the technology at work

By Fred O'Connor | March 6, 2019
Using biometrics to unlock a smartphone and access mobile apps has become common. The annoyance of remembering swipe patterns, PINs and passwords has been replaced with a better user experience: touch a fingerprint sensor or just look at your smartphone’s screen and you’re authenticated. In addition to using biometric authentication in their personal lives, people […]
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Hacked MyFitnessPal data goes on sale on the Dark Web – one year after the breach

By Fred O'Connor | February 15, 2019
The Weekly Cypher is curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in biometric and cybersecurity news. Here are a few headlines you may have missed this week. Hacked MyFitnessPal data goes on sale on the Dark Web – one year after the breach | Fortune The MyFitnessPal app disclosed a data breach last year affecting […]
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