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Hybrid work driven by Covid-19 prompts a shift in financial services security priorities

All industries are dealing with the thorny issue of who comes back to work during the pandemic and who doesn’t, and the return-to-work plans will diverge depending on each enterprise’s needs and culture. But banks, financial institutions, and many other players in the financial services industry are paying close attention to the security perils of

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Jul 19, 2021

People matter: How to solve security skills shortage challenges

The skills shortage in the security industry stretches as far back as we can remember having an industry. Everyone knows it’s a challenge with no easy short-term solutions. The root of the security skills shortage gap remains murky, and some observers say the pandemic and reallocations of security resources could be widening that gap. The

What is IP Spoofing?

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What is IAM (Identity and access management)?

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Doing the Math: Why strong authentication for every employee makes sense

By now, it’s an all-too-familiar routine… Step 1: Organization suffers an expensive and embarrassing security breach.  Step 2: Organization hastily introduces multi-factor authentication (or steps up its efforts to mandate its usage).  Oftentimes, it takes a breach to make organizations fully embrace strong authentication. But why? We know that usernames and passwords alone cannot provide sufficient security, and we know that SMS two-factor authentication (2FA) has been deprecated time

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Wrapping up 2020: A year where technology and internet security prevailed

Never has the world been more dependent on the internet, and never has it been more attacked than in 2020. In fact, it proved to be a year where trust in many of our systems was challenged. Yet I remain an eternal optimist and believe that we can transform the hard lessons learned in 2020

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4 things ‘Among Us’ can teach security professionals about authentication

You’re making good progress on this task. One more data upload and then you’re out of here. But right before you can complete the upload, a klaxon blares. There’s been an attack! Time to head to the meeting room for the usual finger-pointing and scapegoating before the team decides who to jettison from the ship.

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Lessons from the SolarWinds incident

Last week, a large and expertly run espionage operation was made public — one that began no later than October 2019, and which had been actively exploiting victims since at least early 2020. This incident is particularly interesting for several reasons: for the breadth of sensitive global government and industry targets, for misuse of a

What is FIPS 140-2?

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Two-factor authentication (2FA)

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