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We write for different publications around the web, covering pressing issues and new technologies in the field of authentication and get coverage for our work as well,read all about it in our in the news segment

Coolest Tech Companies in Israel

Published on Business Insider on June 25, 2017, by Sam Shead Israel continues to produce an impressive number of highly successful tech companies for a country with a population of just 9 million people. Despite its rather peculiar name, Secret Double Octopus has a credible mission: to eliminate passwords from our daily lives. The company's app allows people to use their smartphones to authenticate that they are who they say [...]

A Close Look at SWIFT’s Wire Transfer Authentication Practices

Published on International Banker by June 20, 2017, by Raz Rafaeli  In February 2016, hackers heisted $81 million from the Bangladesh Bank, cleverly stealing the money via the transfer system of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, commonly referred to as SWIFT. Via a series of subterfuges and with the right timing (scheduling the thefts for a weekend, when staff [...]

Company Shows How to Eliminate Daily Passwords ; World Rejoices

Posted on From the Grapevine on June 13, 2017 by Binyamin Cohen We've all been there, trying desperately to recall our passwords. Facebook has one login, and your online banking has another. Not to mention the myriad other websites you visit daily that are constantly asking you to type in your password. There's gotta be a better way. Meet Secret Double [...]

IT Nerd: Secret Double Octopus is on the Cutting Edge

Published on IT Nerd on June 10, 2017 Besides having the coolest name that I’ve come across, Secret Double Octopus is a company that you should keep an eye on. Here’s why. They’re on the bleeding edge of multi factor authentication. Now, I will admit that multi-factor authentication is being implemented by everybody from individual corporations to companies like Google. The thing is, that the belief [...]

Authentication Trends – Getting Beyond First Based Identification

Published on SC Media on May 23 2017, by Raz Rafaeli Passwords will start to pass away: For years, security experts have slammed passwords, and in its annual prediction of trends, KPMG has declared 2017 the year that passwords finally start to go away. As the reports makes clear: “The security and the business community are starting to realize that they need a [...]

Microsoft is replacing the password — what’s taking its place?

Posted on beta news magazine, May 1, 2017 by Amit Rahav If implemented correctly, this system is a lot more secure than the one that prevails now, where users login with their password, since there are now two or more factors that are being used to authenticate the user It was supposed to have died a long time ago, but, for a near-cadaver, [...]

Applying Military Protocol to Cybersecurity Best Practices

Posted on info security magazine, April 7, 2017 by Raz Rafaeli Relying on a single measure of security – whether it's to launch nuclear missiles or to protect IT infrastructure – is dangerous, which is why the military long ago instituted the ‘two person rule’, to prevent accidental or malicious launch of nuclear weapons The world came this close to nuclear annihilation [...]

How to Crack Cybersecurity’s Glass Ceiling

Posted on DARK Reading magazine, April 6, 2017 by Shimrit Tzur-David Sage career advice to young women from the female CTO of a security startup: Get a pair of earplugs, and put them in when you hear words like 'can't' or 'don't.' Does the "glass ceiling" still exist? On the one hand, a woman was almost elected president of the United States, [...]

Secret Double Octopus Launches Authenticator App

Posted on Enterprise Times, March 16, 2017 by Ian Murphy The solution is designed to meet the latest NIST guidelines on additional security. Interestingly, those guidelines look to limit the use of biometrics including voice. They require any biometric to be verified by another authentication approach Israeli security start-up Secret Double Octopus has launched its authenticator app for enterprises. It is designed [...]

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