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Figuring out FIDO as the first products emerge
The Fast Identity Online (FIDO) standards reached the public draft stage in February, and the first deployments of FIDO-ready technologies followed in April. As industry players such as Google, Microsoft and RSA work on stronger authentication methods that strive to keep personally identifiable information on the client, how will the evolution of two-factor authentication affect enterprise technologies? We look at the security implications of the open FIDO specifications and a range of emerging FIDO-ready technologies that can help security professionals track key developments as adoption of password-free authentication moves a step closer.
We also report on the evolving roles of CISOs after the Target breach, and renewed calls for federal legislation on data collection and breach notification. Columnist Marcus Ranum interviews Georgia Weidman about pen testing and network compromise.
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Features in this issue
This Beyond the Page explores the evolution of two-factor authentication and a range of emerging FIDO-ready technologies.
Will open FIDO standards for better interoperability of next-generation authentication technologies actually work?
The patchwork of state laws has not slowed epic data breaches. Will we see federal data breach notification laws in 2015?
In the wake of the Target breach, many companies still don't have a dedicated CISO.
Columns in this issue
Can the technology industry solve cybersecurity and data protection issues without federal legislation?
Are critics of the penetration test wrong? Find out what breaking and entering your enterprise network can reveal about the state of your security.
APT gives new meaning to targeted attacks that often rely on low-tech tactics and flawed network security.