Biometric Technology for an Easier Life

By Ian E. Muller | November 24, 2017
4 Fingers and other biometric technology may be the key to making our digital lives a little easier. Learn more in today’s Weekly Cypher.
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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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The Privacy Problem & Biometrics

By Rosa Hargrove | November 21, 2017
You can use your thumb to check banking statements, unlock cars, and pay for purchases. Obviously, you own your thumb. But do you own your thumbprint? Thanks to the lack of clear legislation around biometrics and privacy, that’s currently up for debate. Recently, consumers and employees have been trying to settle the question in court, […]
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All Too Human

By Rosa Hargrove | November 17, 2017
Today's Weekly Cypher covers how biometrics and cybersecurity are continuing to be pushed forward, even with roadblocks along the way.
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Data Breaches Will Cost Us, Here’s the Receipt

By Rosa Hargrove | November 16, 2017
Some experts insist that security breaches in the digital sphere are inevitable. This is a sad thought, particularly coming from an expert, but it’s not unreasonable given companies’ largely lax attitude towards cybersecurity. Companies have shown an unwillingness and/or an inability to adopt the best security practices, even if they’re handling sensitive information. But the […]
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Disrupting Banking with Biometrics & Blockchain

By Sarah Landes | November 14, 2017
Banking is changing at an extremely rapid pace, from mobile transactions to expanding regulatory demands across the world. As technological advances allow consumers and employees to interact with financial accounts in more intricate ways, it’s essential that institutions know who is involved in each transaction. Proof of identity is the hill that many organizations may […]
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Cybersecurity is Serious Business

By Rosa Hargrove | November 10, 2017
Today's Weekly Cypher covers why biometrics is serious business and how various parties are working to get companies to take cybersecurity seriously.
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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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Multi-Factor Authentication for Better Security

By Ian E. Muller | November 3, 2017
Today's Weekly Cypher explores the role multi-factor authentication (MFA) plays in improving cybersecurity, using biometrics for strong authentication.
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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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