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Security in Focus for the Nation

The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. While inundated with Equifax and Apple news, here are the headlines you might have missed this week:

Mobile Giants Join Forces for Security | Slashgear

It’s rare to hear Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint agree on anything, but the four mobile carriers announced a joint taskforce to improve mobile security earlier this week. The focus of the group will be to develop a more secure answer for SMS communication for multi factor authentication to improve the integrity of SMS-based one-time passwords. They believe they’ll be able to announce a solution in 2018. [Read More]

Marketing Needs to be Engaged in Cybersecurity Efforts | Forbes

When it comes to improving enterprise cybersecurity strategy often focuses on IT, help desk, and general employee training. But former White House CIO Theresa Payton believes that these efforts leave out a key team within an organization, it’s marketers. Data breaches and other security incidents almost always have an impact on a company’s brand and growth, often leaving CMOs struggling to pick up the pieces. CMOs are also the most focused on the consumer of any company leadership, allowing them to tune into the needs and expectations of customers before and after a breach. [Read More]

Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework | NextGov

The updated NIST framework for cybersecurity provides some excellent tools and strategies for agencies to improve both their security and response time to data breaches and other incidents. However, the new guidelines themselves can be somewhat daunting to implement. The new guidelines are extremely flexible, according to Richard Tracy, Chief Security Officer at Telos Corporation, which will help government bodies deploy the new strategy with ease once they understand the full scope of changes and how it will help ease cybersecurity efforts in the future. [Read More]

Biometrics is the Stepping Stone for Eliminating Passwords Altogether | Forbes

How often do you already use biometrics in your daily life? That’s the question you need to consider the next time an announcement like Face ID or facial recognition at the security gate in an airport concerns you. It’s not the use of biometrics itself, but how it’s being presented, that often scares us. But the proper deployment of biometric authentication and identity validation, using a secure backbone for ensuring privacy, is critical for improving security. Whether it’s speeding up TSA security checks or improving IoT security, biometrics is already playing a critical role in boosting safety across the globe. [Read More]

Veridium Among MassTLC Leadership Awards Winners | BostInno

The 20th annual MassTLC Leadership Awards showcased some of the best and brightest new companies in the Boston tech scene, as well as the visionaries in their fields that are shaping the technology industry in New England. Veridium was honored to be among the winners, awarded Innovative Tech of the Year (Security) for VeridiumAD. Other winners included EF Education First for “building a better workforce,” Niraj Shah of Wayfair for CEO of the Year, Katie Burke of HubSpot for Emerging Executive of the Year, athenahealth for company of the year, and many more. [Read More]

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