FIDO Authentication is Ready for Government and Contractors

FIDO Authentication Standard is Ready for Government Agencies and Contractors I attended the “Future of Cybersecurity Forum” in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the FIDO Alliance, Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), Cybersecurity Alliance, and the Coalition for Cybersecurity Policy and Law. Speakers and panelists included Jeremy Grant, Venable/Coalition for Cybersecurity Policy and Law, Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, […]

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TapID FIDO U2F Security Cards are Now Available

Mobile Authentication Just Got Easier As more things go mobile, including the migrating fraud to the mobile channel, it is increasingly important to have better security for your mobile accounts and transactions. With the TapID FIDO U2F Security Card, you simply “tap” your card to your NFC-enabled Android mobile phone to send an encrypted, one-time […]

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FIDO Alliance Welcomes Mozilla

FireFox Now Supports The FIDO Security Standard FireFox is the next browser (after Chrome) to adopt the FIDO Alliance standard to enable strong authentication using a FIDO key of any type. What does this mean? If you haven’t heard about FIDO authentication (Fast IDentity Online) and the FIDO Alliance (dot org), I’ll spare you the […]

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Fido U2F Certification For SurePassID

SurePassID, a leading provider of identity, cloud and mobile security solutions and a member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, today announced that its SurePassID Multi-Factor Authentication Server has been certified as compliant with the FIDO U2F (Universal Two-Factor) 1.0 authentication standard FIDO Certified™ . SurePassID joins the vanguard of FIDO Alliance members in […]

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Big Retailers fight Big Banks over Target-esque cyber liability

Well, Target’s December 2013 data breach is turning out to be historic. The largest ever in number of affected customers? Check. The widest ever in exposure of cardholder and personal data? Check. The costliest ever in cyber liability and brand damage? Check, no doubt. It’s the cost that terrifies the retail and bank industries. Neither […]

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Target reports data breach, affects 40 million cardholders

Well, it’s not a good day to be a Target customer – or Target shareholder, for that matter.  The retailer has reported that 40 million customers who shopped at the company’s brick-and-mortar stores during Thanksgiving 2013 to December 15 had their payment card information stolen. Since we’re talking about Point of Sale (POS) fraud that […]

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What will it take for IT security to become a priority?

Last year 91% of large enterprises and 87% of SMBs suffered a cyber attack.  Yet less than half – yes, that’s <50% – see security as a priority. It’s easy to accuse big and small businesses of being in denial about cyber liability and brand damage.  Management is often naive to the risks they run […]

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Let’s have a Heart-to-Heart (H2H)…or better yet, let’s not

As someone who has an implanted medical device, I’ve been increasingly alarmed by the medical device industry’s blind rush to internet-enable every device they sell.  Sure, an embedded Wi-Fi connection makes it easy to download data and adjust therapy from anywhere in the world.  But it’s also a huge risk to personal security.  What if […]

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