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.
OneSpan plans to purchase an Australian startup founded by a longtime Quest Software executive to securely store and vault documents based on blockchain technology. Melbourne, Victoria-based ProvenDB uses blockchain to deliver security that prevents data tampering and document alteration.
Privileged access management vendor Delinea has hired longtime RSA sales leader David Castignola to expand beyond North America as well as in nonregulated industries. Delinea hopes to increase sales beyond verticals such as financial services, banking, healthcare, insurance and the public sector.
The world's largest cybersecurity vendor continues to pull away from the competition. Microsoft's security sales surpassed $20 billion in 2022 after 33% annual growth. The cloud computing and software giant continues to reap the rewards of security tool consolidation.
PayPal is notifying 34,942 Americans that a hacker accessed their personal information during a two-day credential stuffing attack in early December. The San Jose, California-based company says it has not detected unauthorized transactions emanating from affected accounts.
Essential reading for network defenders: CircleCI's report into its recent breach, which began when malware infected an engineer's laptop. After stealing "a valid, 2FA-backed" single sign-on session cookie, attackers stole customers' secrets and gained unauthorized access to third-party systems.
Attackers have caught up with legacy multifactor authentication tools that use push technology or one-time passcodes, boosting the need for phishing-resistant MFA, says Jeremy Grant. In response, government officials such as CISA Director Jen Easterly have championed FIDO since it's mature and open.
Moving from certificate-based to FIDO authentication reduces overhead and complications for enterprises looking to move away from passwords, says Microsoft's Libby Brown. FIDO allows organizations to go passwordless by simply buying a FIDO key and turning it on in their Azure Active Directory.
Gen Digital, owner of the Norton LifeLock brand, is notifying more than 6,000 U.S. individuals that hackers might have the valid credentials for logging onto their Norton Password Manager after the company detected a credential stuffing attack in December.
Passwordless authentication will gain traction once it addresses edge cases such as logging into Netflix using a remote control, says Hypr CEO Bojan Simic. He shares how a QR code and a biometric identifier on a smartphone can transform the way someone accesses the Wi-Fi at a friend's house.
The FIDO2 standard has driven the adoption of multifactor authentication as well as the embrace of passkeys and conditional UI, says Superlunar's Nick Steele. FIDO2 will help users adopt passwordless flows while protecting websites with public key credentials in a way that hadn't been possible.
Sift has landed top Ping Identity lieutenant Kris Nagel as its new CEO and tasked him with driving more account takeover and bot detection engagements. The San Francisco-based digital trust and safety vendor has directed Nagel to build out more technology partnerships in the fraud community.
SailPoint has made its first acquisition since joining Thoma Bravo, scooping up a third-party identity risk startup established by a Massachusetts Air National Guard veteran. Buying SecZetta will give customers more visibility into employee, third-party contractor and temporary worker identities.
Simeio has added SailPoint and IBM to its identity and access management line card through the purchase of identity services provider PathMaker Group. The first acquisition in its 17-year history will give Simeio access to senior-level personnel with deep knowledge in identity governance.
Appgate has promoted CISO and Federal President Leo Taddeo to CEO and tasked him with capturing zero trust deployment opportunities with the U.S. Defense Department. Appgate has tapped Taddeo to help the Defense Department grant access to users based on context as part of a new zero trust strategy.