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Strategies for secure identity management in hybrid environments

Strategies for secure identity management in hybrid environments 2024-04-09 at 07:02 By Mirko Zorz In this Help Net Security interview, Charlotte Wylie, SVP and Deputy CSO at Okta, discusses the challenges of managing user identities across hybrid IT environments. She emphasizes balancing and adopting comprehensive security controls, including cloud SSO and MFA technologies, to unify …

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Breaking down the state of authentication

Breaking down the state of authentication 2024-01-05 at 07:02 By Help Net Security In this Help Net Security video, Bassam Al-Khalidi, co-CEO of Axiad, discusses the results of Axiad’s recent State of Authentication Survey. Key findings from the survey revealed: – 39% indicated phishing is the most feared cyberattack, while 49% said it is the …

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Are organizations moving away from passwords?

Are organizations moving away from passwords? 21/12/2023 at 07:53 By Help Net Security Passwordless authentication emerges as a calculated response, eliminating the inherent weaknesses of conventional passwords. At the heart of this evolution lies the deployment of passkeys—sophisticated cryptographic tools designed to authenticate users with a level of sophistication and reliability that transcends traditional methods. …

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Keyless Goes Independent, Raises $6M for Biometric Authentication

Keyless Goes Independent, Raises $6M for Biometric Authentication 29/11/2023 at 19:01 By Ryan Naraine British startup building biometric authentication technology has snagged $6 million in a new round of funding led by Rialto Ventures. The post Keyless Goes Independent, Raises $6M for Biometric Authentication appeared first on SecurityWeek. This article is an excerpt from SecurityWeek …

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How passkeys are reshaping user security and convenience

How passkeys are reshaping user security and convenience 28/11/2023 at 08:34 By Mirko Zorz In this Help Net Security interview, Anna Pobletts, Head of Passwordless at 1Password, talks about passkey adoption and its acceleration in 2024. This trend is particularly notable among highly-regulated services like fintech and banking, where users seek a sign-in experience that …

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How passkeys are changing the face of authentication

How passkeys are changing the face of authentication 23/10/2023 at 08:05 By Help Net Security As passwordless identity becomes mainstream, the term “passkey” is quickly becoming a new buzzword in cybersecurity. But what exactly is a passkey and why do we need them? A passkey is a digital credential that can only be used by …

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Legacy authentication leads to growing consumer frustration

Legacy authentication leads to growing consumer frustration 20/10/2023 at 07:31 By Help Net Security Despite widespread usage of passwords lingering on, consumers want to use stronger, more user-friendly alternatives, according to FIDO Alliance. Entering a password manually without any form of additional authentication was the most commonly used authentication method across the use cases tracked …

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Anticipating the benefits of a passwordless tomorrow

Anticipating the benefits of a passwordless tomorrow 17/10/2023 at 06:02 By Help Net Security Businesses are actively moving to eradicate passwords from employees’ lives, with 89% of IT leaders expecting passwords to represent less than a quarter of their organization’s logins within five years or less, according to a FIDO Alliance and LastPass report. Moving …

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Enterprises persist with outdated authentication strategies

Enterprises persist with outdated authentication strategies 15/09/2023 at 07:33 By Help Net Security Despite authentication being a cornerstone of cybersecurity, risk mitigation strategies remain outdated, according to new research from Enzoic. With the attack surface expanding and the increasing sophistication of cyber threats, organizations are struggling to deliver secure and user-friendly authentication. The research uncovered …

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Adapting authentication to a cloud-centric landscape

Adapting authentication to a cloud-centric landscape 28/08/2023 at 07:33 By Mirko Zorz In this Help Net Security interview, Florian Forster, CEO at Zitadel, discusses the challenges CISOs face in managing authentication across increasingly distributed and remote workforces, the negative consequences of ineffective authorization, and how the shift toward cloud transformation affects authentication strategies. What are …

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Lack of visibility into cloud access policies leaves enterprises flying blind

Lack of visibility into cloud access policies leaves enterprises flying blind 24/08/2023 at 06:00 By Help Net Security Fragmented access policies are top security concern in multi-cloud environments, with more than 75% of enterprises reporting they do not know where applications are deployed and who has access to them, according to Strata Identity. Cloud security …

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Passwordless is more than a buzzword among cybersecurity pros

Passwordless is more than a buzzword among cybersecurity pros 16/08/2023 at 06:37 By Help Net Security Password security remains highly relevant even as cybersecurity strategies move toward a passwordless future. Of the 100 Black Hat USA 2023 attendees Delinea polled, 54% said passwordless is a viable concept, while 79% agreed that passwords are evolving or …

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Building a secure future without traditional passwords

Building a secure future without traditional passwords 14/08/2023 at 06:02 By Industry News As organizations try to fortify their defenses against an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape, traditional password-based systems reveal their limitations. This is where passwordless authentication steps in – a concept that simplifies access without compromising security. Passwordless authentication eliminates the need for users …

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Zero trust rated as highly effective by businesses worldwide

Zero trust rated as highly effective by businesses worldwide 26/07/2023 at 06:33 By Help Net Security Zero trust is here to stay, with 82% of experts currently working on implementing zero trust, and 16% planning to begin within 18 months, according to Beyond Identity. Over 90% of those working on zero trust cited that the …

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Overcoming user resistance to passwordless authentication

Overcoming user resistance to passwordless authentication 10/07/2023 at 07:14 By Help Net Security Many organizations agree in theory that passwordless authentication is the future, but getting there represents a significant change management challenge. The migration to passwordless requires forethought and planning. For example, an organization needs to establish strategic imperatives around security, the user experience, …

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Small organizations outpace large enterprises in MFA adoption

Small organizations outpace large enterprises in MFA adoption 15/06/2023 at 06:04 By Help Net Security The use of MFA has nearly doubled since 2020 and that phishing-resistant authenticators represent the best choice in terms of security and convenience for users, according to Okta. MFA authentication gains traction MFA authentication has steadily gained traction across organizations …

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