Apple previously scuttled plans to add end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups, Reuters reports, noting that such a move would have complicated law enforcement investigations. But the apparent olive branch hasn't caused the U.S. government to stop vilifying strong encryption and the technology giants that provide it.
Proof-of-concept code has been released to exploit a severe Citrix vulnerability present in tens of thousands of enterprises. Citrix says it's developing permanent patches but that enterprises should use its mitigation guidance. In the meantime, attackers are hunting for vulnerable machines.
Adopting the policies in NIST 800-171 brings multiple security-related benefits, including best practices for data access policies, reduced risk of data breaches and insider threats, and a scalable approach to protecting sensitive data.
One of the largest fines to date for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has been announced by Germany's federal privacy and data protection watchdog, the BfDI, against 1 & 1 Telecommunications, in part for inadequate authentication mechanisms. The company plans to appeal.
Twitter users no longer have to supply a phone number in order to use two-step verification for authentication. The move will better protect accounts from SIM hijacking attempts and also means users don't have to sacrifice some of their privacy to enable a security feature.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an in-depth analysis of how to prevent data exposure in the cloud. Plus: why PCI's new contactless payment standard lacks PINs, and how to go beyond the hype to accurately define "zero trust."
Identity attacks such as phishing, credential stuffing, and brute-force-attacks are increasingly common and sophisticated methods for committing account takeovers. These attacks result in increased security risks, brand damage, and outright fraud.
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IT teams want to provision their workforces to cloud and on-prem apps with ease while avoiding unnecessary manual work. Employees want to move past the frustration of individual daily sign-ons. What's needed is a single solution that simultaneously automates provisioning for IT teams while simplifying sign-ins for...
Nation-state attackers have been targeting known flaws that customers have yet to patch in their Pulse Secure, Palo Alto and Fortinet VPN servers, Britain's National Cyber Security Center warns, adding that any organization that didn't immediately apply patches should review logs for signs of hacking.
The sheer number and destructive nature of recent data breaches is both alarming and discouraging - but there's still cause to be hopeful. Nearly three-quarters of these attacks were due to the same vulnerability: weak or stolen credentials.
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What are strong authentication...
The unrelenting tide of data breach and compliance challenges continues to plague an increasingly mobile workforce and business models. This has caused a dynamic transformation in the way employees, partners, contractors, and visitors are authenticated.
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All enterprises need to grant their employees access to the right digital and physical resources. They also need to digitize their businesses, protect their data, and comply with various local and global regulations.
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With widespread use of Active Directory across industries and organizations of all sizes, it is frequently a target for bad actors who can use a cracking dictionary or exposed credentials to gain unauthorized access to an employee's account.
Multifactor authentication remains an industry best practice
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