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Newspoll: MFA is worth it

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Newspoll: MFA is worth it

July 10, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine — As organizations and individuals do their best to shore up security in an increasingly insecure world, there’s a race for the best method for securing private data.  For the Security Systems News (SSN) August News Poll, we asked readers to discuss their use of multifactor authentication (MFA) and what that means for their organization’s security posture. It should probably come as no surprise that 100% of poll respondents responded they use some type of...

biometrics, Multifactor Authentication (MFA), News Poll, Security Systems News (SSN), telecoms


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Secure by design-solving online fraud through better user experiences

Cybersecurity

Secure by design - solving online fraud through better user experiences

June 19, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine — In 2022 a hacker was able to breach the network of Medibank, an Australian-based healthcare provider, and what resulted was the theft of 9.7 million people’s private data for consumption on the internet. How did this data breach occur? According to reports an IT contractor with access to the passwords and credentials of multiple accounts had malware on their PC, giving bad actors access to Medibank’s systems, an egregious error that could have been prevented...

Dan Pinto, data breach, data security, Fingerprint, Medibank, Multifactor Authentication (MFA)


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HID releases 2024 State of the Security Industry Report

March 21, 2024SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—HID, a provider of trusted identity solutions, has released its 2024 State of the Security Industry Report, which delves into the underlying concerns driving upcoming innovations and the technologies that underpin them, helping security leaders be proactive in adapting to evolving challenges. Conducted in the fall of 2023, the 2024 State of Security Report gathered responses from 2,600 partners, end users, and security and IT personnel worldwide across a range of job titles...

2024, Artificial Intelligence (AI), biometrics, HID, identity management, mobile identity, Multifactor Authentication (MFA), State of the Security Industry Report, Sustainability, Zero-Trust


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Monitoring Matters

With apologies to Carnac the Magnificent

January 3, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

It’s finally 2024, and that means that I’ll be making good on my threats to discuss predictions and upcoming trends in the security industry this year. Not my predictions mind you, I will be putting other people’s predictions on blast anonymously, but I promise it will be just as entertaining. First up, a rapid surge of Artificial Intelligence (AI) adoption by various businesses in 2024? That’s an easy one to predict of course, It’s surging right now! And was...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), convergence, Multifactor Authentication (MFA), Physical Security, security industry, Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), Stephen Carney


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CISA celebrates 20th anniversary of Cybersecurity Awareness Month

September 28, 2023SSN Staff

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the kickoff of the 20th Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout October, both CISA and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) will focus on ways to “Secure Our World” by educating the public on how to stay safe online. “Secure Our World” will also be the enduring theme for throughout the year with the campaign aiming to drive behavioral change around core cybersecurity habits and...

Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Jen Easterly, Multifactor Authentication (MFA), National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA), small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)


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SMS 2FA out at Twitter for non-subscribers

Cybersecurity

SMS 2FA out at Twitter for non-subscribers

February 20, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter users are having a case of the blues, or not, as may be the case this week with the upcoming removal of SMS two-factor authentication (2FA) from non-subscribers. On Feb. 15 in a product update blog, Twitter announced that the popular security process is being disabled on the platform by March 20 due to security issues stemming from what Twitter said are “Bad Actors” abusing the system. While SMS 2FA is one of the less secure forms of 2FA, it...

Andy Kays, cybercriminals, Cybersecurity, Multifactor Authentication (MFA), Rachel Tobac, Security, security key, sms, Socura, Twitter


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Samsung latest in long line of data breaches

Cybersecurity

Samsung latest in long line of data breaches

September 2, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – There’s bad news for Samsung customers this week as the electronics giant divulged the occurrence of a July 22 data breach. In a corporate statement that Samsung released, the company discussed the recently discovered (August 4) data breach while assuring customers that some of its more vital data was still protected. “We want to assure our customers that the issue did not impact Social Security numbers or credit and debit card numbers, but in some cases, may...

0ktapus, Cybersecurity, data breach, Group-IB, Multifactor Authentication (MFA), phishing, Samsung, Twilio


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