Regulation, remote working and the public sector – the ultimate balancing act?

Posted by: David Hald  /  14 June 2016 13:48:54 BST

Remote working in the public sector has never been a comfortable fit. The potential network vulnerabilities send shivers down the spines of even the most hardened public sector IT managers. Think of the data sensitivity for a hospital or a police force - you can imagine the fall out if a breach were to happen. So it’s little wonder the public sector is late to the remote working party.

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Topics: Authentication in the Cloud, Cloud, Multi-factor Authentication, Security, Public Sector, Remote Access

Protecting Public Sector Data – Where Do You Start?

Posted by: David Hald  /  11 May 2016 13:56:40 BST

If you’re a public sector organization, there can’t be many more incidents worse for your reputation than a breach of data security. For hospitals, educational establishments, councils and central government departments collect very sensitive – and in hackers’ terms, very valuable – citizen data.  

And hacking attacks against the public sector are on the rise. Recent research showed that 40% of public sector IT departments have publically admitted a data breach.

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Topics: Multi-factor Authentication, Security, Public Sector

“Catch us if you can” – What CensorNet’s acquisition of SMS PASSCODE really means

Posted by: Ed Macnair  /  04 April 2016 14:36:41 BST

If we’ve done our job well and the PR wheels are spinning as they should, then you’ve probably seen the recent press release detailing CensorNet’s acquisition of SMS PASSCODE. To say that I’m feeling a little bit pleased about it, would be the textbook definition of a gross understatement.

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Topics: Authentication in the Cloud, Cloud, Multi-factor Authentication, Security, SMS PASSCODE, CensorNet

Why IT Pros in Financial Services Should Lose the ‘Good Enough’ Mentality

Posted by: David Hald  /  24 February 2016 14:08:00 GMT

There are 300 percent more cyber attacks in financial services than any other industry. 300 percent! And it’s no wonder, really. With potentially sky-high rewards if they hit the jackpot of infiltrating banking networks, it’s no wonder hack after hack is aimed at financial services organizations.

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Topics: Multi-factor Authentication, Security, Token-free authentication, Finance

Is Multi-Factor Authentication Your Get out of Regulatory Jail Card?

Posted by: David Hald  /  10 February 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Saying that regulatory pressure is over loading financial services IT departments is a bit like saying people don’t trust real estate agents – it’s stating the obvious. And it has gotten a whole lot worse since the global financial meltdown. As investment bankers played black jack with retail banking customers’ cash, the regulators had to put measures in place to protect consumers, their data and above all, their money.

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Topics: Multi-factor Authentication, Security, Compliance, Finance

Is Remote Working Really worth the Security Risk for Financial Institutions?

Posted by: David Hald  /  28 January 2016 11:51:00 GMT

Barely a week goes by without some enormous organization falling foul to a cyber attack and the financial services industry is far from immune. With its potentially sky-high rewards, the financial services sector is right up there on the hackers’ most wanted list.

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Topics: Multi-factor Authentication, Security, Productivity, Finance

Remote Working – A Blessing for Productivity, a Curse for IT?

Posted by: Torben Andersen  /  08 January 2016 12:18:00 GMT

Remote working used to be a dirty word in business circles didn’t it? Organizations thought workers couldn’t be trusted to work out of sight – they might be watching day-time TV or slipping off to the gym. But they are slowly coming around to the idea that rather than impede productivity, remote working actually makes a workforce far more productive.

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Topics: Multi-factor Authentication, Security, VPN, Productivity

Do Weak Passwords Keep You Up at Night? Here is Why They Should…

Posted by: Torben Andersen  /  18 November 2015 11:00:00 GMT

Last month – as you’ve probably read - a group of hobbyist hackers announced they had cracked 11.2 million user passwords from the troubled dating website Ashley Madison. Adding insult to injury, the group, called Cynosure Prime went on to publish the top 100 passwords. Revealing themselves as technologically inept, as well as morally questionable, passwords included  “123456” in the top spot, followed by “12345” and “password.” I don’t think that even more obscure ones such as “secret” and “affair” would give your average hacker sleepless nights.

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Topics: Multi-factor Authentication, Security, Compliance

How Do You Design Tomorrow’s Security?

Posted by: Claus Rosendal  /  02 November 2015 11:37:00 GMT

It is exciting times as we officially release version 8 of our platform for multi-factor authentication.

During October we held a number of launch events celebrating the arrival of version 8, and I had the pleasure of hosting the one held in Denmark. Here we welcomed our community of customers and partners who were among the first to see the highlights in version 8.

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Topics: Multi-factor Authentication, Security, SMS PASSCODE

Should You Be Whitelisting Instead of Blacklisting in User Authentication?

Posted by: David Hald  /  26 August 2015 13:00:04 BST

In a world where evil lurks at every connection point, one sometimes has to think and act differently! I predict that in a near future, the way we think and act in the authentication space will change.

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Topics: Multi-factor Authentication, Security