NIST Digital Identity Guidelines Clarify Importance of SMS in Authentication Strategies

Posted by: Claus Rosendal  /  16 November 2017 16:30:00 GMT

As we anticipated when we first wrote about the Digital Identity Guidelines published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the new recommendations have ignited a fierce debate in the cybersecurity community. What is the best authentication method to protect access to data and systems? Is two-factor enough or does multifactor provide the best defense? What delivery methods are the most secure? Which backend infrastructures ensure the right people access the right data?

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Topics: Security, NIST, User Authentication, SMS

Two’s company but it’s no longer enough

Posted by: Ed Macnair  /  19 December 2016 09:56:02 GMT


Cyber Security is now well and truly on the map. Politicians wax lyrical about how they’re fighting it, entire supplements of every major Sunday newspaper are dedicated to it and in general, the world is that little bit more savvy, I’m delighted to say.  
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Topics: Security, User Authentication

Why it’s time to ditch the password…

Posted by: David Hald  /  19 December 2016 09:25:29 GMT

Given that passwords are on the front line of defence in the security of corporates and individuals, it’s mind boggling how elementary some people’s passwords are. Some recent research by LeakedSource, delved into the frequency of use of LinkedIn’s 10 most pathetic passwords. Topping the list is “123456” with an incredible 753,305 LinkedIn users, using this most perfunctory of passwords.

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Topics: Security, Password, User Authentication

The NIST draft guidelines have ignited an interesting debate

Posted by: Claus Rosendal  /  19 December 2016 08:48:02 GMT


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Topics: Security, NIST, User Authentication, SMS

Targeting hospitals? The lows that hackers stoop to…

Posted by: David Hald  /  16 November 2016 22:56:00 GMT

The morals of hackers sank to new lows last week, when three hospitals across the UK were targeted with ransomware in malicious cyber attacks. The upshot was that all operations, procedures and appointments were cancelled, affecting over 1000 patients.

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Topics: Public Sector, User Authentication, Ransomware

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