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Are 2FA and MFA the Answer?

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Tuesday September 15, 2020

Are 2FA and MFA an Answer to Password Fatigue?

“123456.” That’s the most popular password of 2020. Closely followed by “123456789.” At this point, it’s not even funny.  Passwords failed as an adequate protection method a long time ago. Credential dumps that expose millions of passwords each year, combined with the tendency to reuse passwords across multiple apps and services, are a recipe for...
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Securing Remote Access Users

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Tuesday July 28, 2020

Securing Remote Access Users

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...
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Passwords vs. PINs

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Tuesday June 9, 2020

Put a PIN in that: why passwords vs. PINs comparisons are irrelevant

Your IT: “Your account is now secured with a PIN, adding an extra layer of security to your account.” Your Users: “Great idea! I’ll just use my credit card PIN, and now I will always remember my computer PIN too!”  Many security managers have struggled with similar exchanges in recent years, as the business world continuously examines added...
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2FA VS Passwordless

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Tuesday May 12, 2020

2FA VS Passwordless Authentication – Equal Enterprise Security?

Enterprise security is a fight to the death. It’s rough out there! Passwords are ridiculously easy to guess, and the ones that aren’t are almost as easily stolen. Just look at the countless high profile server breaches that leaked millions of end-user passwords over the years. It’s banks and businesses, not just consumers, that end up paying when hackers...
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The Future of Corporate VPN

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Tuesday March 31, 2020

The Future of Corporate VPN

As countries engage in and extend lockdowns and quarantines due to the coronavirus pandemic, companies, organizations, and government agencies are learning to cope with the new work-from-home culture. One of the most important challenges that every organization faces is providing its employees with secure and stable access to their corporate applications and resources. In this...
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Bypassing 2FA

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Monday November 4, 2019

Bypassing 2FA

Two factor authentication is all the rage right now. Consumers and business users alike are encouraged to use 2FA. It is often heralded as the ultimate solution to protect us against the dangers of identity theft and corporate data breaches.   Don’t get me wrong, 2FA is immensely better than a primitive login, but it is still not all that it is made out to be. Here is the deal: passwords are fundamentally unsafe. As long as passwords stay in the mix, defending accounts with additional layers of security (no matter how robust ) is a band-aid solution at best. 
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Removing the Human Factor

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Thursday May 16, 2019

Authenticating Humans While Removing the Human Factor

We’ve all seen the classic hacker movie set-up. A master cyber-criminal breaks into a network using his superior skills and top-notch equipment. This is the type of story that’s really fun to watch. But it’s also science fiction. In the real world hackers usually don’t orchestrate elaborate hacks to penetrate systems. They aim to steal...
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