Definition of Strong: “powerful and difficult to resist or defeat” Definition of Secure: “certain to remain safe and unthreatened” With October being the National CyberSecurity Awareness month, there are many IT Security recommendations on how to stay safe online, to protect what you connect, and to lock down your login. One of the key..
Are you aware of the implications that a ‘phishing attack’ can cause you as an individual as well as your business? Phishing attacks are one of the most common and prevalent attacks that both individuals and companies can suffer from with it leading to identity and password theft. Dating back to the 1990s, phishing attacks..
In this article, we explain why you need a password security management solution. In a study conducted by Risk Based Security, it was found that 69 per cent of people have genuine concerns about their online identity being stolen. Yet, of those same people, 81 per cent still re-use their passwords, leaving themselves extremely vulnerable..
July 2019 marked the passing of respected computer pioneer, Fernando Corbato, aged 93, who had a long and illustrious career in technology leaving many great legacies to the field of technology, including 50 years of passwords. Inventor of the password Dr Corbato is perhaps most famous for inventing the password. But this invention was actually..
Passwords, 2-factor authentication, multi-factor authentication – do you need to know what they mean? Or are we now entering the realm of x-factor authentication where the method used is essentially transparent to the user? Whichever authentication method is implemented, the focus has to be to ensure that it is fully compliant and that x-factor authentication..
In our latest article we look at how deviceless authentication can be effective at combating password breaches. For decades now, organisations, platforms and users have relied on passwords for security. The password has been entrusted as the gatekeeper, the single solution to keep information safe and solely in the hands of those with the code..
The enterprise IT environment of today couldn’t be more different from that of a decade ago. From cloud computing and AI to automation and VR, a host of advanced technologies are changing the way we work and network. And it’s not just enterprises that are getting more sophisticated: so too are cybercriminals. Instances of cybercrime..
We are starting the new year with a new release of our Authentication Server Suite. This release focuses on four main areas to add value to customers: user self-service, hardware tokens, choosing passwords and auditing. Updates to Password Policy Agent and Windows Desktop Logon Agent are also included to round off this release. Brand new..
Earlier this week the Daily Mail published a story with the headline ‘How to create a password that will take a hacker 227 MILLION years to crack – and the UK’s top 10 can be deciphered in less than a second’. The list of vulnerable passwords offers no surprises, so how do you create an..
Every time a data breach hits the headlines it is accompanied with calls for organisations to find ways to better manage passwords, misguided advice on how to make them stronger, or suggestions for alternatives. The move away from password-based login credentials is for most (whether consumer or corporate) the goal, but there needs to be..