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.

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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7 million domains vulnerable to 'easy' takeover


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.

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.

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.

Second Factor Authentication With Security Keys


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’.

How to Do JWT Authentication with an Angular 6 SPA


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.

How Biometric Authentication Is Revolutionizing the Mobile Banking Industry


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Rethinking Authentication And Biometric Security, The Toptal Way


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.

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.

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.

Everything You Know About eAuthentication is wrong!


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.

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


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

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


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.

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.



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.

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.

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


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.

Two Factor Failure: With complexity comes new vulnerabilities


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.

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


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

Patient Portal Puts a Spotlight on Secure Messaging


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.

National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees


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.

Karamba’s bold quest to secure connected cars

The Parallax

That’s the scenario Karamba Security is trying to prevent. Hackable software in the driver’s seat: The current state of connected car security. How Uber drives a fine line on security and privacy. ”—Tim Brom, senior security researcher, Grimm. “If

Aqua Security’s Kubernetes Benchmarks Get CIS Approval

The New Stack

Providing security for the full lifecycle is essential for containers and cloud native applications, said Rani Osnat , vice president of product marketing at Aqua Security, in an interview with The New Stack. “Aqua Security is a full lifecycle security solution.

We Need A National Cybersecurity Strategy That Everyone Can Implement


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?

How Testing Supports Production-Ready Security in Cloudera Search

Cloudera Engineering

Security architecture is complex, but these testing strategies help Cloudera customers rely on production-ready results. The post How Testing Supports Production-Ready Security in Cloudera Search appeared first on Cloudera Engineering Blog.

5 Cybersecurity Need-to-Knows When Preventing Expensive Data Breaches


Security breaches can happen to any organization. As more and more companies utilize mobile technology to access and connect with resources the threat of a security breach increases exponentially. 1 - Security breaches can happen anywhere and anytime. CTO Cyber Security

IBM Claims Advances In Fully Homomorphic Encryption (and I’m claiming advances in an anti-gravity device)


So, while there have been great advances in security, there is always going to be a place in time and space where data is totally unencrypted and therefore, in theory, a malicious actor could exploit this to their advantage. Made in IBM Labs: Advancing Privacy and Security in the Cloud.

Happy New Year: Here Are Five Suggestions To Reduce Your Digital Risk


Use two factor authentication for every account: There is no such thing as a silver bullet in cyber defense, but this is one of the most important things you can do. If an account does not offer multi-factor authentication, consider closing it. Bob Gourley.

MFA is too Important to be Moving Sideways


A solution to this problem is to use Multifactor Authentication to prevent a stolen password from being enough for an adversary to gain access to critical systems. trusted access control BYOD Security MFA Multifactor Authentication Endpoint SecurityAccording to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report “81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords.”