Security vs User Experience – A fine balance

12th August 2016

It is widely accepted that relying on passwords as the primary mechanism for authentication is no longer fit for purpose. With individuals interacting with so many online services it’s inevitable that the same password will be used in a variety of pl [...]

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Is Your PCI DSS Provider Aware of Upcoming Changes in v3.2?

11th August 2016

If you are a merchant who has outsourced PCI DSS responsibilities to a third party, it may be prudent to ascertain how the provider is planning to meet the requirements coming into action by the end of 31 January 2018. Whilst this date may seem reass [...]

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What are Knowledge Factors, Possession Factors and Inherence Factors?

5th August 2016

Amongst the most important criteria for an effective and robust multi-factor authentication process is a combination of different types of identity management factors. Authentication factors are traditionally split into three categories: knowledge, p [...]

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What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

8th July 2016

Even if you are unaware of it, chances are you will have benefitted from multifactor authentication – a process of adding multiple layers of security to an online system or remotely stored data. In a bid to ensure their digital security is robust and [...]

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MFA Considered for Integral Role in the Battle Against Retail Fraud

30th June 2016

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is currently undertaking the mammoth task of reducing the risk of online retail fraud in the US, seeking comment from the public and industry insiders. The NCCoE is exploring the potential of mu [...]

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The Everyday Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication

19th May 2016

I'm the managing director of an identity management firm, and have been working in the identity management field for over ten years. So I should be immune to phishing attacks, right? Wrong! This morning I received an email from a contact at a suppli [...]

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PCI Security Standard Council Delivers Next-Gen Version

12th May 2016

The PCI Security Standard Council has released a new version of the PCI DSS, a data security standard used by the payment card industry, including banks and credit card companies. Released on 28 April, the PCI DSS 3.2 version has been devised to str [...]

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What is Risk Based Authentication?

23rd March 2016

A risk based authentication process will monitor the connection profile of users including behaviours, favoured devices and IP geolocation. Monitoring these behaviours will alert the system if a user deviates from the norm – insisting they offer fur [...]

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High Street Bank Announces New ID Authentication Process

8th March 2016

First Direct (owned by HSBC) customers will be the first to benefit from the technology, with both forms of security planned for roll out in the coming weeks. This will be followed by HSBC releasing the technology for their own customers in the summ [...]

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Obama Prioritises Multi-Factor Authentication in New Cybersecurity Plan

15th February 2016

US President, Barack Obama, has this week released details about the proposed Cybersecurity National Action Place (CNAP), a comprehensive scheme to enhance cyber security awareness and protection amongst the public, businesses and the nation’s Govern [...]

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