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The latest collection of expert opinions, news analysis and featured contributions from the IT security community

Feedzai acquires behavioural biometrics specialist Revelock to secure cashless commerce

Feedzai, the cloud-based financial risk management platform company, has announced the acquisition of an advanced behavioural biometric platform, Revelock, following a significant $200m investment round earlier this year. Feedzai’s acquisition of Revelock will create "the world’s largest AI-powered financial risk management platform with native, integrated behavioural biometrics", the company states. The integrated platform enables financial institutions and merchants across the globe to detect and prevent financial crime before it occurs by taking advantage of hypergranular, risk-level...

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Armis identifies PwnedPiper vulnerabilities in Swisslog’s Translogic Pneumatic Tube Systems

UPDATED: Researchers at Armis have discovered nine critical vulnerabilities in the Nexus Control Panel, which powers all current models of Translogic’s pneumatic tube system (PTS) stations by Swisslog Healthcare. The Translogic PTS system is a critical infrastructure for healthcare used in more than 3,000 hospitals worldwide. The system is responsible for delivering medications, blood products, and various lab samples across multiple departments of a hospital. The discovered vulnerabilities can enable an unauthenticated attacker to take...

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Think twice before using Olympic sports in your password

The Authlogics Password Breach Database has once again revealed the weaknesses in people’s account security, this time shining a light on the effect the Olympics have had on people’s password choices. With the Olympics in full swing, it is clear that sports have been at the top of people’s minds, although when it comes to securing digital identity this can pose a massive danger. An analysis of the 1 billion unique clear text passwords has...

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Specops Secure Service Desk Product Review

Supplier: Specops Software Website: specopssoft.com Price: Based on volume Scores Performance 5/5 Features 5/5 Value for Money 4/5 Ease of Use 4.5/5 Overall 5/5   Verdict Tight integration with Windows AD and support for a wide choice of identity services allows Secure Service Desk to verify that password reset requests are from bona fide users. Active Directory (AD) password reset requests are one of the most common issues service desks have to deal with but...

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Gartner MQ for PAM regards One Identity as a Leader in 2021

One Identity, an identity-centric security provider, has been named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management (PAM) as the company continues to deliver on its next-generation PAM vision. One Identity helps businesses address the shortcomings of legacy security offerings that are fragmented, complex, manual and too narrow to meet today’s challenges, such as an increase in remote working. With 70 percent of breaches linked to privileged abuse, organisations need a streamlined...

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Hackers are using weak and stolen credentials in a significant way to compromise business-critical environments. Stealing access to your environment using a known password for a user account is a much easier way to compromise systems than relying on other vulnerabilities. Therefore, using good password security and robust password policies is an excellent way for organizations to bolster their cybersecurity posture. What characteristics make up an effective password policy? Developing an effective reporting structure for...

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Authlogics announces enhancements to its Password Security Management Product

Authlogics has announced the latest enhancements to its dynamic Password Security Management (PSM) product. The new features will help enterprises ‘level up’ their password policies in order to ensure heightened security. Instead of traditional costly policies which encourage users to change their passwords at regular intervals, PSM will bridge the gap between a fixed expiry date and the NIST guidance to never expire by allowing for a sliding scale. Simply put, the longer a password is,...

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A nationwide survey of 2,000 UK employees conducted by Censuswide on behalf of Armis, the unified asset visibility and security platform provider, analyses the new working culture and security of personal devices before the inevitable return to the office.  The results demonstrate a heightened cybersecurity threat as the majority of the UK workforce (61%) intend to return to the office with their personal devices, despite a quarter (25%) admitting to having insufficient policies in place...

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onelogin

OneLogin has announced the launch of its Delegated Administration offering, which enables organizations to adopt the Zero Trust principle of least privilege access. By empowering IT administrators to easily delegate access on a granular level, organizations can balance productivity requirements with the need to aggressively protect their organization against security threats. OneLogin’s Delegated Administration tool allows organizations to adopt the principle of least privilege access to enable their Zero Trust framework. Organizations can improve their...

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security awareness

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has revealed the results of its Q2 2021 top-clicked phishing report. There has been a significant rise in phishing email attacks related to HR topics, particularly regarding new policies that would affect all employees throughout organisations. Real phishing emails that were reported to IT departments related to security-minded users about password checks continue to remain popular. One subject area that has...

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