Every year, billions of personal and corporate accounts are hacked. And every year, organizations respond in the same way: enforcing stricter password policies. The result? A false sense of accomplishment and a short-lived boost to security, followed by a return to the usual: insecure passwords and, of course, more compromised accounts. Keep reading...
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Medical professionals are working in high-stress environments where human lives are at stake on a daily basis. High-paced and often unpredictable working conditions mean that data security is often the last thing on the mind of medical personnel. And that is the way it should be. Doctors, nurses, and administrative staff should be 100% focused on the main task at hand [...]
In the realm on protecting digital information, a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack is one of the worst things that can happen to an individual or organization. MITM attacks happen when an unauthorized actor manages to intercept and decipher communications between two parties and monitors or manipulates the exchanged information for malicious purposes. And while the term has been a staple in cybersecurity [...]
Secret Double Octopus is on a mission to replace the password with tools that enable easy multifactor authentication. Its Octopus Authenticator aims to provide a simple, passwordless login experience for workstations, domains, network, cloud, and legacy applications. Keep reading...
COVID19 is driving a spike in phishing attacks that exploit the uncertainty and anxiety brought on by these truly unprecedented times. With unemployment rates skyrocketing and many companies furloughing their employees, attackers are taking advantage of financial and career fears. State-backed hackers are also on a rampage, attacking pharmaceutical companies and research institutions working on treatments for the novel disease, trying to get [...]
What Is an Insider Threat? Formally speaking, an insider threat is any vulnerability, exploit, or potential means of attack created, intentionally or unintentionally, by legitimate users within the organization. These ‘insiders’ may be currently or formerly employed by the attacked organization, or outsiders contracted to perform services and given lawful access by the company. In the context of cybersecurity, insider threat usually relates to the use of privileged accounts in order to abuse resources, interfere with processes, or access sensitive data. Needless to say, the ramifications of an attacker getting [...]
Secret Double Octopus is proud to be included in Gartner’s “Market Guide for User Authentication” report for the 3rd time As one of the world’s most renowned research companies, Gartner regularly examines the user authentication landscape and reports important industry trends, technological innovations and emerging market needs. This year’s report contains several interesting findings such as the growing demand for a [...]
In the past years, advances in technology, a growing number of horrifying data breaches, and increasing awareness of the need to protect online personal and corporate accounts have led to growing efforts in creating multi-factor authentication (MFA) technologies. But while the dream of creating authentication mechanisms that don’t rely on just memorizing and typing passwords dates back to many years, never [...]
Digital transformation is nothing new. Enterprises have been striving to achieve digital El Dorado for over a decade now, looking to solve usability and security issues and improve the quality of work and service. Yet, the progress has been slow, to say the least. It’s not that companies do not understand the value. It has been widely accepted that digital transformation is THE thing to strive for. After all, digital-first [...]
At the heart of Israel’s Startup Nation, Tel Aviv’s tech sector is booming, with the highest number of startups per capita in the world and a startup hub that is rapidly expanding. Keep reading...
Two key regulations that have impacted the security and privacy landscape are the European Unions General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Although both legislations are applicable to their own jurisdictions, they have considerable impact on how companies around the globe operate. We live in a globalized online economy, where your business can have customers across the world, and you should be careful not to run afoul of any of these regulatory measures, and others [...]