What is Multi-Factor Authentication for Systems?

Edgewise

Though user account takeover—privileged or otherwise—is certainly one problem the information security needs to continue to ameliorate, it’s not the only authentication issue security pros need to be concerned with. IAM Multi-factor Authentication software identity

6 cybersecurity trends we’re thankful for

The Parallax

You might think of cybersecurity professionals as tech’s collective “ watchers on the wall ”—the guardians who let you know when doom is coming. Here are six things on the cybersecurity and privacy front we’re glad that organizations are helping consumers become more aware of than ever before.

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Triaging modern medicine’s cybersecurity issues

The Parallax

Hackers often talk about practicing good “cybersecurity hygiene” : making sure that basic standards, such as using unique passwords for each log-in, are met. ”—Jacki Monson, chief privacy and information security officer, Sutter Health. READ MORE ON MEDICAL SECURITY.

Comparing 4G and 5G Authentication: What You Need to Know and Why

CableLabs

With global deployment imminent, privacy and security protection are of critical importance to 5G. Calls, messaging, and mobile data must be protected with authentication, confidentiality, and integrity. 5G defines three authentication methods: 5G-AKA, EAP-AKA’, and EAP-TLS.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

THE BASICS: Single Sign-On, Security Integration. As more users have relevant information at their ingertips to book lights, purchase. to update information from within the. Flexible Security Application teams have already invested. security model and setting up diferent.

Why CIOs Should Care About Two Factor Authentication

The Accidental Successful CIO

Everybody needs two factor authentication, but just exactly what is it? As everyone in the CIO position knows, keeping the company’s systems and applications secure is a top priority and has a lot to do with the importance of information technology.

Second Factor Authentication With Security Keys

CTOvision

With the movement of our personal and business critical data to the ‘cloud’, and directed attacks on that data, many of us make use of stronger security through use two-factor authentication. Depending on which service, you use Google Authenticator, have a code sent via SMS, get a plain old phone call, the RSA key fob, or rely on email and then type your six digit code if you haven’t been logged out by that point. You will see a tab that says ‘Security Keys’.

Implementing Authentication with the Ambassador API Gateway: OAuth, IdPs, OIDC, Oh My…

Daniel Bryant

The implementation of an effective authentication strategy is vital to any application’s security solution, as is it a key part of determining a user’s identity, and stopping bad actors from masquerading as others, particularly within parts of your system that access sensitive data.

How Biometric Authentication Is Revolutionizing the Mobile Banking Industry

Xicom

Due to Apple’s work on inbuilt Biometric authentication system using finger prints or other methods in its iPhone and iPad devices, there is a huge opportunity for any iPhone Development Company to develop mobile apps with Biometric Authentication support. Vein Pattern Authentication.

How to Do JWT Authentication with an Angular 6 SPA

Toptal

JSON web tokens (JWTs) provide a method of authenticating requests that's convenient, compact, and secure. In this tutorial, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Sebastian Schocke shows how to implement JWT authentication in an Angular 6 single-page application (SPA), complete with a Node.js More often than not, Angular apps will include them in their data flows.

7 million domains vulnerable to 'easy' takeover

TechBeacon

How secure is your website? Security, Information Security, Security Blogwatch, User Authentication, Information Security (Info Sec This week brings worrying news about how easy it is to take over accounts at the biggest web hosting providers.

New in CDH 5.2: Impala Authentication with LDAP and Kerberos

Cloudera Engineering

Impala authentication can now be handled by a combination of LDAP and Kerberos. Impala , the open source analytic database for Apache Hadoop, supports authentication—the act of proving you are who you say you are—using both Kerberos and LDAP.

2017 in cybersecurity and privacy news

The Parallax

From rampant ransomware to the Equifax breach to geopolitical machinations, it’s hard not to be a cynic about the past 12 months of security and privacy news. And not all federal cybersecurity decisions this year were necessarily harmful to consumers.

Hadoop Delegation Tokens Explained

Cloudera Engineering

Apache Hadoop’s security was designed and implemented around 2009, and has been stabilizing since then. Delegation tokens were designed and are widely used in the Hadoop ecosystem as an authentication method.

Part 2: API Access Control and Authentication with Kubernetes, Ambassador and ORY Oathkeeper: Q&A…

Daniel Bryant

Part 2: API Access Control and Authentication with Kubernetes, Ambassador and ORY Oathkeeper: Q&A and Tutorial The Datawire and ORY teams have recently been discussing the challenges of API access control in a cloud native environment, the highlights of which I capture below in a Q&A.

Hardening Apache ZooKeeper Security: SASL Quorum Peer Mutual Authentication and Authorization

Cloudera Engineering

Previously ZooKeeper does not support authentication and authorization of servers that are participating in the leader election and quorum forming process; ZooKeeper assumes that every server that is listed in the ZooKeeper configuration file (zoo.cfg) is authenticated. Background.

New in Cloudera Manager 5.1: Direct Active Directory Integration for Kerberos Authentication

Cloudera Engineering

With this new release, setting up a separate MIT KDC for cluster authentication services is no longer necessary. Consequently, Kerberos has become an integral part of the security infrastructure for the enterprise data hub (EDH).

Thrift Client Authentication Support in Apache HBase 1.0

Cloudera Engineering

Thrift client authentication and doAs impersonation, introduced in HBase 1.0, He didn’t cover running Thrift in a secure Apache HBase cluster, however, because there was no difference in the client configuration with the HBase releases available at that time.

Mueller’s indictment of election hackers a cybersecurity ‘wake-up call’

The Parallax

As Dave Aitel, former NSA cybersecurity analyst and the current chief security technical officer of cybersecurity company Cyxtera tells The Parallax, the details of the indictment indicate the high level of confidence the Justice Department has in its charges. Regardless of U.S.

Protecting Hadoop Clusters From Malware Attacks

Cloudera Engineering

Altus CDH Platform Security & Cybersecurity Authentication configuration demonbot kerberos malware secure clusters security XBashTwo new strains of malware– XBash and DemonBot –are targeting Apache Hadoop servers for Bitcoin mining and DDOS purposes.

NSA leader to hackers: Cybersecurity’s a team sport

The Parallax

LAS VEGAS—It wasn’t so long ago that DefCon attendees enthusiastically engaged in the conference pastime “ Spot the Fed ”—clearly separating themselves from employees of federal organizations like the National Security Agency, if not demonizing them. Cybersecurity really is a team sport.

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What You Need To Know About The Administration’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan

CTOvision

The Whitehouse released a plan on 9 Feb 2016 that should be read and understood by cybersecurity professionals everywhere. As for the plan, here are the key points, taken from the Factsheet titled " Cybersecurity National Action Plan ": The plan calls for establishing a "Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity." The plan calls for a campaign to encourage people to use multi-factor authentication in everything. Bob Gourley.

Rethinking Authentication And Biometric Security, The Toptal Way

Toptal

How does one secure a vast, distributed network of tech talent? Today, we will be discussing the latter, and unveiling our plans for a comprehensive overhaul of our onboarding and authentication procedures. Since all Toptalers will be required to use our new security platform, we encourage you to comment and contribute to our efforts There are three ways of doing this: the right way, the wrong way, and the Toptal way.

There is no longer any such thing as Computer Security

Coding Horror

Remember "cybersecurity"? security-facabook.com. They were working with IT and security professionals. Work emails were protected by two-factor authentication, a technique that uses a second passcode to keep accounts secure.

PFP Cybersecurity: Providing iron-clad identity for any device and detecting any anomalous behavior

CTOvision

The closest category of security solutions might be those of identity management, authentication and authorization but they are doing these things for hardware, not people. IAM IoT Companies Security Scanning And Testing PFP Cybersecurity

Make a resolution to clean up your digital act? Here’s how

The Parallax

If you want to channel those feelings into getting safer in 2018, follow these seven steps, garnered from how-tos we’ve published this year, to better secure your digital life. Step 1: Use two-factor authentication. Step 6: Secure your digital payments.

Everything You Know About eAuthentication is wrong!

CTOvision

On Labor Day, September 5 th 2016, NIST published their Digital Authentication Guideline: Public Preview. The base document SP 800-63-3 is the third iteration of this special publication, and has been renamed to: Digital Authentication Guideline. Nathaniel Crocker.

Harassed or stalked online? Follow these 5 steps

The Parallax

In 1998, a column published in The New York Times recommended that people who were worried about online stalking change their email address to something that would be “hard to guess” and not to submit personal information to “on-line directories.”. Step 5: Add two-factor authentication.

How Can CIOs Teach Their Employees About Cybersecurity?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs know that training employees is the key to keeping their network secure Image Credit: Merrill College of Journalism Press Releases. What this means for a CIO is that we are responsible for training our staff to not make silly security mistakes.

How to secure your Cloud environment

Enlume

Cloud computing is enabling us to realize better efficiencies across provisioning, deployment, and monitoring of Information Assets. With these rapid technologies, changes come the risk of Security as the Enterprises strive to be ahead of the Hacker communities and protect one’s assets.

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Planbox

Security, Trust and Privacy @ Planbox. Data encryption in transit and at rest Encrypted full backup every 24 hours Full data privacy and GDPR protection Multi-layered security approach Daily vulnerability scans and regular penetration tests Enterprise, social and native Identity Management Compliance with industry standards and regulations SAML 2.0 SSO for Enterprise customers Security. Systems Security. Creating, modifying and assigning security roles.

Patient Portal Puts a Spotlight on Secure Messaging

CTOvision

Stage 2 requires expanded use of patient portals, as well as implementation of secure messaging, allowing patients to exchange information with physicians regarding their health care. Secure Messaging Requires Authentication and Secure Networks. Network Security.

Biometric Security – The Key To Passwordless Authentication Or A Fad?

Toptal

Passwordless authentication has been the Holy Grail of security for years, but progress has been painfully slow. There are a few technical, legal and even ethical considerations to take into account, but be as it may, biometric, passwordless authentication is here to stay Until a few years ago, the technology to implement passwordless logins on a grand scale simply wasn’t available. However, the industry juggernaut is slowly but surely changing this.

National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees

CTOvision

14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame has released the names of five innovators who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at its award ceremony on Thursday, October 29 , at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. He leads Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle team and is responsible for its corporate strategies and policies for supply chain security and for strategies related to government security evaluation of Microsoft products.

Backing WebAuthn, tech giants inch closer to killing passwords

The Parallax

Earlier this month , the standards groups FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that online services can begin implementing a new Web authentication standard called WebAuthn into their sites and apps as part of the update to the log-in protocol FIDO2.

Investing in Enterprise-wide Security

N2Growth Blog

Does your organization view spending money on information systems security (cybersecurity) as an investment, a financial burden, or an unjustified cost of doing business? Is your security budget directed primarily to the Information Technology (IT) department?

We Need A National Cybersecurity Strategy That Everyone Can Implement

CTOvision

In a few months we’ll have a new Administration in Washington and a chance to update our national security policies. So it’s good time to reflect on what we might want to do differently for cybersecurity. A quick search on the Internet will reveal many national cybersecurity initiatives. The quick answer is that we don’t have a national cybersecurity strategy that everyone can implement. Or if stronger authentication would have lessened the DDoS attack on Dyn?

Secure Enclave: Zero Trust Network For The Cloud-based Enterprise

Vidder

In the second of a series of blog posts on a Cloud-based Enterprise, we’ll examine how a Secure Enclave utilizes a Zero Trust Network to protect itself from cyberattacks. Vidder secure enclave trust assessment Multifactor Authentication network security

Two Factor Failure: With complexity comes new vulnerabilities

CTOvision

One of the most significant capabilities in the enterprise defensive arsenal is multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor defense helps solve many weaknesses of password authentication. Many two factor authentication systems have very glaring vulnerabilities.

CIOs Need To Know Why Antivirus Software Can Create False Security

The Accidental Successful CIO

However, times have changed and despite the importance of information technology, CIOs may be putting too much faith in exactly what their antivirus software can accomplish. All this leads to CIOs who are going through each day with a false sense of security.