Inadequate authentication measures leave your digital identity vulnerable to cybercriminals. Tools like multi-factor authentication, biometrics, passwords, PINs, and tokens are all more vulnerable to attacks and social engineering than you realize. And one wrong move leaves you and your organization powerless in the...
IAM has always been a manual process. While many organizations try to automate IAM, it is not easy. Pooja Agrawalla, head of IAM at NXP Semiconductors and winner of ISMG's Dynamic CISO Excellence Award for Women Leaders in Cybersecurity, discusses best practices for IAM deployment and automation.
When you think of using biometric technology as part of your multi-factor authentication process, you assume these attributes are safe. Cybercriminals can’t hack your fingerprints, can they? The answer may surprise you!
Biometric attributes aren’t as safe as they once were. Cybercriminals are always coming up...
Payment regulations in Europe have forced retailers to implement strong authentication that's phishing-resistant and facilitates more customer understanding, says FIDO Alliance's Christina Hulka. This has spurred a push for clients to confirm what they're purchasing and how much they wish to spend.
Artificial intelligence-driven technology purporting to recognize human emotional states "may not work yet, or indeed ever," said U.K. Deputy Information Commissioner Stephen Bonner. The office predicts greater commercial use of behavioral analysis in products over the next two to three years.
Organizations can improve security with modern authentication protocols, but the big message to the marketplace is that FIDO Passkeys give customers more convenience and deliver a consistent user experience, according to panelists on the final day of FIDO Alliance's Authenticate 2022 Conference.
Multifactor authentication needs to move away from one-time passwords sent via text message and embrace modern standards that prevent man-in-the-middle attacks. Plus, excessive identity challenges online lead to 20% of e-commerce transactions being abandoned, say experts at Authenticate 2022.
Passwords are supported everywhere. But, says Andrew Shikiar, executive director of the FIDO Alliance, "they have been proven time and time again to simply be unfit for today's networked economy." In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Shikiar discusses how to move beyond passwords.
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning lenders they can be liable for data breaches for causing consumers "substantial injury." To avoid liability, the bureau recommends that banks implement multifactor authentication and especially Web Authentication.
Token selected former OneSpan CRO John Gunn as CEO to scale the organization and prepare its wearable authentication ring for large-scale production. Gunn is tasked with sourcing the critical components needed to manufacture the ring and building a base of paying clients for the biometric tool.
The ICO has imposed a penalty of 7.5 million pounds on Clearview AI Inc. for using scraped U.K. citizen facial images for its facial recognition database. The agency has directed the firm to delete images of all U.K. citizens and to stop scraping data from the open internet.
Jeremy Grant, coordinator of the Better Identity Coalition, joins three ISMG editors to discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the Biden administration’s executive order will advance the identity cause, and whether we are any closer to finally abandoning the password.
Social engineering scams are on the rise worldwide. In the last year, the number of social engineering scams have increased 57%, and impostor scams were the number one type of fraud reported by consumers, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Legacy fraud prevention controls that rely on device, IP and...
As the last U.S. military flight lifted off Tuesday evening from the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, what's been left behind reportedly includes a vast trove of biometric data that could be used to identify - including for interrogation or execution - individuals who assisted the occupying NATO forces.
How can insurers take advantage of face authentication to verify customer identity online and prevent fraud?
We've all heard gruesome stories of people hiding a corpse so they can continue to claim a friend or relative's pension. Unfortunately, deepfakes and other technology make it much easier for fraudsters to...