Two-Factor and Multifactor Authentication Strategies News
January 17, 2017
Researchers saw a Gmail phishing campaign in the wild using clever tricks to access accounts including a difficult 2FA bypass only possible in real time.
July 26, 2016
America's National Institute for Standards and Technology is advising the deprecation of using SMS-based two-factor authentication in order to improve security.
August 14, 2015
Dropbox announced it is strengthening login options with support for universal 2nd factor (U2F) security keys with the aim of making two-step verification faster and easier.
August 04, 2015
Identity and access management deployments are notoriously complex. And things are getting worse as legacy technology meets next-generation applications. As the traditional network perimeter continues to disappear, robust IAM becomes more important ...
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Two-factor authentication (2FA), often referred to as two-step verification, is a security process in which the user provides two authentication factors to verify they are who they say they are. Continue Reading
Kerberos is the authentication protocol used by most operating systems. Each time a Windows client logs into a corporate network, Kerberos is being used to authenticate access. Continue Reading
Single sign-on is a session and user authentication process in which a user can access multiple applications with one name and password. Continue Reading
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The FIDO authentication standard could eventually bypass passwords, or at least augment them, as government and industry turns to more effective authentication technologies. Continue Reading
NIST is coming up with new password recommendations for the U.S. government. Expert Michael Cobb covers the most important changes that enterprises should note. Continue Reading
Identity management is a core component of cybersecurity readiness, but there are many layers and complexities behind it. Expert Peter Sullivan explains the basics of IAM. Continue Reading
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Now that NIST has deprecated the use of SMS 2FA, should nongovernment organizations follow suit? Expert Mike Chapple discusses the risks of SMS-based 2FA to enterprises. Continue Reading
Users with privileged accounts have the ability to make critical changes to your enterprise system. Find out how to control trusted users and prevent malicious actions. Continue Reading
With the large number of password breaches happening, enterprises should look into new methods of protecting their resources. Expert Nick Lewis explains how to reduce user risk. Continue Reading
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Researchers found that facial recognition systems can be bypassed with 3D models. Expert Nick Lewis explains how these spoofing attacks work and what can be done to prevent them. Continue Reading
Two-factor authentication systems require more than using codes sent through SMS and smart cards. Expert Michael Cobb explains how to properly and effectively implement 2FA. Continue Reading
Microsoft is banning weak passwords on many of its services with the Smart Password Lockout feature. Expert Michael Cobb explains how it works, and if it will be beneficial. Continue Reading