Many enterprises use remote desktop protocol to remotely administer their PCs and mobile devices. But security experts warn that weak RDP credentials are in wide circulation on darknet marketplaces and increasingly used by ransomware attackers.
This eBook introduces IT professionals to next-generation multi-factor authentication (MFA), an approach to authentication that goes well beyond usernames and passwords to provide the right level of security assurance at the right time, anytime. But that's not all: Next-generation MFA also streamlines authentication...
In response to nation-state attackers targeting its account users, Google reportedly is planning to offer stronger authentication to politicians, corporate executives and other at-risk individuals as part of a service called the Advanced Protection Program.
Two dozen federal agencies continue to experience security weaknesses in five critical areas, putting government systems and data at risk, according to a new watchdog agency report. But which agency spends the most on IT security?
The key to simplifying the implementation of identity and access management, and streamlining integration with other systems, is to take advantage of industry standards, says Mark Perry of Ping Identity, an identity-defined security provider
A zero-day vulnerability in Apple's built-in password manager can be exploited, allowing attackers to steal all stored credentials in clear-text format, a security researcher warns. The flaw affects the latest version of macOS - High Sierra - plus one or more prior versions.
Privileged accounts have been at the center of many recent high-profile attacks. Moreover, attackers are leveraging privileged credentials as their entry point to high-value systems within the network. This session explains how hackers that successfully exploit these credentials are able to gain a privileged foothold,...
In the move to a cashless economy in India and elsewhere, improving user authentication is critical, but users are demanding ease of use, says Singapore-based Tom Wills, director at Ontrack Advisory. He describes the roles that biometrics and artificial intelligence will play.
The arrest of 10 men in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly cloning fingerprints of authorized Aadhaar enrollment officers is once again stirring debate over whether it's wise for India to rely so heavily on Aadhaar for authentication.
A former cybersecurity analytics specialist at health insurer Anthem, which experienced a massive data breach, offers insights on key steps organizations should take to avoid becoming the next breach victim in the headlines.
Many organizations trying to secure privileged access for employees or vendors focus solely on the privileged credentials or identities. But that's only half the battle. Securing the access pathways is just as critical to protecting critical systems and data from cyber threats. This session outlines the six steps...
A sloppy spamming operation has exposed on a server in the Netherlands a batch of files that includes more than 700 million email addresses and some associated account passwords. It's perhaps the largest batch of email addresses ever found in one spot.
Password security guidance: Do block users from picking commonly used passwords. But to avoid a usability nightmare, don't block users from picking any password that's ever been seen in a data breach, security experts advise.