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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SurePassID Announces Fast Deployment Solution for FIDO Certified Passwordless Two-Factor Authentication

As one of FIDO’s first partners, SurePassID continues to lead the way in Internet security with FIDO Certified passwordless two-factor authentication, including its enterprise-class authentication server, FIDO U2F security tokens, and the option for businesses to quickly and easily integrate the FIDO security standard directly into their apps. Florida, USA, August 2017: SurePassID, a tech […]

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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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Fix the “Heartbleed Bug” forever with SurePassID and multi-factor authentication

Welcome to the latest facepalm moment in online security – the Heartbleed bug. This devastating vulnerability lives in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. OpenSSL is ubiquitous in open source web servers like Apache and nginx. That’s over 66% of all web servers on the internet. Literally millions of websites are affected, including Google, Facebook, […]

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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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See R2 Cybersecurity & SurePassID at B-Sides NOLA on May 17, 2014

Join SurePassID and our partner R2 Cybersecurity at B-Sides NOLA on May 17, 2014. B-Sides NOLA is dedicated to the “next big things” in information security, combining security expertise from multiple platforms and verticals.  This event gives security experts and industry professionals the opportunity to share knowledge and develop longstanding relationships with others in the information […]

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Expanded Apple Touch ID payments can succeed – but should they?

Apple’s strategy for mobile payments is becoming clearer – the convenience of Touch ID payments for any and every purchase.  The Wall Street Journal has a good piece on it. Now Sebastien Taveau, a FIDO Alliance expert and founding board member, has weighed in on Apple’s Touch ID payments.  He damns Apple’s biometric security vision with […]

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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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NFC contactless payments aren’t secure…this is news?

EMV (Europay-MasterCard-Visa) payment cards are a tried-and-true solution for combatting card present or point of sale fraud.  The embedded microprocessor chip encrypts transaction data differently for each purchase.  Optional use of a PIN code to complete transactions offers even more security, combining Something You Have with Something You Know to achieve two-factor authentication. So what’s […]

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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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