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Limitless Opportunities For Biometric Innovation: UK Consumers Call For Biometric Smart Cards Beyond Payments.

With biometric technology entering its golden era, research by IDEX Biometrics has revealed that UK consumers are calling for biometric smart cards to extend beyond payments. In fact, 38% of UK consumers would like to see biometric methods of authentication introduced to wider Government identification such as driving licences, NI numbers and passports. The payment sector is already proving to be a pioneer of biometric fingerprint-enabled smart cards to replace the well-publicised insecure PIN, that...

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Steven Silberstein

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), today announced the appointment of Steven Silberstein as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Silberstein’s appointment will be effective as of January 1, 2019. FS-ISAC is a non-profit member-driven organization that helps to assure the resilience and continuity of the global financial services sector. In his new role, Silberstein will be responsible for expanding FS-ISAC membership and its products, services and resources, while continuing to embody...

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Immersive Labs has today announced early success of its Neurodivergent Digital Cyber Academy (NDCA), an initiative that’s been funded by the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. Through the NDCA, IASME – a leading Cyber Essentials accreditation body – has been able to find and nurture the cyber talent of 13 neurodivergent individuals to employ in its own community Security Operations Centre (SOC). IASME CEO Dr Emma...

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Yesterday, cybersecurity company Tenable announced that its research team has discovered a serious vulnerability in Zoom’s Desktop Conferencing Application that would allow a remote attacker or rogue meeting attendee to hijack screen controls, impersonate meeting attendees via chat messages and kick attendees out of meetings. The flaw exposes up to 750,000 companies around the world that use Zoom to conduct day-to-day business. A cyber criminal could leverage the vulnerability to: Hijack screen control: Bypass...

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DomainTools, a leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, today announced the results of a survey of 1,000 UK consumers, which revealed that 40% respondents planned to utilise the big-name discounts available on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. More concerningly, half (50%) of these respondents were happy to shop with retailers that had been breached in the past. Cyber Monday is set to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year...

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More than eight out of ten people in Britain (83 percent) are ‘unsure’ of fintech, according to a survey of 2,000 UK consumers commissioned by TopLine Comms. Fintech companies leverage technology to offer financial services. Despite the fintech sector in the UK thriving, attracting more fintech investment than China and the US in H1 2018, the research shows UK consumers are still wary of new finance companies, and feel more comfortable using the services of...

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Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, this week launched the Alert Logic® Partner Connect Program, empowering partners to offer market-leading security solutions that enhance their existing offerings. The new program enables partners to accelerate revenue while increasing the value they offer to their customers, especially resource-constrained buyers and mid-market organisations that must secure cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments. The program also helps end users obtain the comprehensive security services and expertise they need...

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Earlier this month, Synopsys released BSIMM9, the latest version of the Building Security In Maturity Model (BSIMM) designed to help organisations plan, execute, and measure their software security initiatives (SSIs). The ninth iteration of BSIMM reflects data collected over a 10-year study of real-world SSIs across 120 firms. BSIMM9 highlights the impact of cloud transformation, the emergence of a new vertical industry—retail—represented in the data pool, and the growth of the software security community. “Development, security,...

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Janrain®, the company that pioneered the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) category, today announced during Cybersecurity Awareness Month the results of its latest Consumer Attitudes Toward Data Privacy and Security Survey, which show U.S. consumers still generally trust brands but welcome consent-based relationships following the recent spate of breaches and controversies affecting data privacy. Janrain surveyed over 1,000 U.S. consumers who demonstrated a surprising capacity for forgiveness and understanding, with nearly half of them...

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One Identity, a proven leader in helping organisations get identity and access management (IAM) right, today released new global research that uncovers a widespread inability to implement basic best practices across identity and access management (IAM) and privileged access management (PAM) security disciplines -- likely exposing organisations to data breaches and other significant security risks. Conducted by Dimensional Research, One Identity’s “Assessment of Identity and Access Management in 2018” study polled more than 1,000 IT security...

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