Blockchain, the digital ledger used for cryptocurrency, can serve as an effective identity management platform, asserts Chris Boscolo, CEO of ZNO Labs, who describes an approach he calls "self-sovereign identity."
An Australian company that issues identity cards for access to airports has been notifying applicants and cardholders that their personal information may have been compromised, according to a news report. Australian federal police are investigating.
Timehop, an application that revives older social media posts, says the lack of multifactor authentication on a cloud services account led to a data breach affecting 21 million users. The breach exposed names, email addresses, phone numbers and access tokens Timehop used to read information from accounts.
Humana is notifying individuals in multiple states that the company was a recent target of an "identity spoofing attack" that potentially compromised personal information of its members, including those participating in the health insurer's Go365 wellness programs.
Consumers are more concerned than ever about their identities being compromised, yet they're failing to connect the dots between fear and preventive measures, according to recent research conducted by IDology. John Dancu, the company's CEO, explains the implications for businesses.
The geneology service MyHeritage says a security researcher found 92 million email addresses and hashed passwords for its users on a private external server. The company, however, says there's no evidence of abnormal account activity or indications family trees or DNA results were affected.
The Department of Homeland Security has yet again issued a warning about cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical devices. These warnings have come after independent researchers, or the companies themselves, have reported the problems.
Payments are getting faster, and so is payments fraud. A robust fraud management strategy focusing on strong authentication, customer education and scalable responses can be instrumental in minimizing payment fraud risk.
Privacy regulations, user satisfaction concerns and the need to prevent data breaches are driving more organizations that must authenticate users to find "a better way of ensuring that people are who they are when they are accessing critical information," says Tony Smales, CEO of Forticode.
Despite the buzz about digital transformation, most enterprises remain overwhelmed by having to support and secure legacy technologies, says Mark Loveless of Duo Security. How can they simultaneously protect their legacy systems while securing their future?
In this in-depth interview, Daniel Cohen of RSA discusses how open banking, also known as banking as a service, will affect the fight against fraud and offers insights on the security steps banks should be taking.
In this era of "fake news," Time Inc. Deputy CISO Preeti Palanisamy takes seriously the challenge of maintaining the integrity of journalism from content creation through production and eventual publication.
Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy and Research discusses a new report that shows that while crypto wallets may be considered to be at the sharp end of payments innovation, the security vulnerabilities they face are much the same as those that already exist in digital banking and payments.
A recent alert from the Department of Homeland Security warning of vulnerabilities in certain medical imaging products from GE Healthcare is a reminder to other medical device makers and healthcare entities about the risks posed by hardcoded and default credentials.