Why CIOs Should Care About Two Factor Authentication

The Accidental Successful CIO

Everybody needs two factor authentication, but just exactly what is it? One of the most powerful techniques that is currently being used is something called “two factor authentication” What is this security technique and how many different flavors of it exist?

Deloitte breach underlines need for better authentication

Computer Weekly

A breach of Deloitte’s email system, which may have exposed client details, emphasises the need for two-factor authentication and the monitoring of systems administrators

Creativity and Authenticity

Future of CIO

Being authentic is the state of self-consciousness, self-discovery, and self-improvement. It seems everyone who considers authenticity has his or her own view of it. Does being authentic gives you the courage to be creative? Originality is valuable as authenticity.

Lloyds Bank tests biometric authentication from Microsoft

Computer Weekly

Banking group is trying out enterprise-grade biometric authentication for its online customers

Identity, authentication and authorisation becoming risk-led

Computer Weekly

Identity management, and authentication and authorisation governance are shifting away from being purely IT initiatives, according to RSA

Second Factor Authentication With Security Keys

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With the movement of our personal and business critical data to the ‘cloud’, and directed attacks on that data, many of us make use of stronger security through use two-factor authentication. Depending on which service, you use Google Authenticator, have a code sent via SMS, get a plain old phone call, the RSA key fob, or rely on email and then type your six digit code if you haven’t been logged out by that point.

Change Azure MFA Authentication Phone Number from MyApps Portal

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In this post, I will go through how an Azure AD normal user can change their Azure AD authentication phone number from the MyApps portal. Learn to change Azure MFA Authentication Phone Number from end user’s Windows 10 device. Subscribe YouTube Channel [link].

TSB to introduce iris scan authentication in September 2017

Computer Weekly

TSB customers will soon be able to access their mobile bank accounts through iris scanning, which is regarded as the most secure biometric authentication available

Authenticity and the November 2013 Security Updates

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Specifically, astrophysicist and geek icon Neil deGrasse Tyson has been critical about the movie''s authenticity. To deGrasse Tyson, a lack of authenticity disrupts the movie-going experience. Two advisories this month deal with authenticity by focusing on certificates and cryptography.

Security Think Tank: Proceed with caution on biometric authentication

Computer Weekly

How can organisations move to biometric authentication of users without running the risk of exposing sensitive biometric information

Everything You Know About eAuthentication is wrong!

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On Labor Day, September 5 th 2016, NIST published their Digital Authentication Guideline: Public Preview. The base document SP 800-63-3 is the third iteration of this special publication, and has been renamed to: Digital Authentication Guideline. Nathaniel Crocker.

HSBC voice authentication tricked by twins

Computer Weekly

Twin brothers managed to trick HSBC’s voice recognition security system into giving account access to the wrong person

Two Factor Failure: With complexity comes new vulnerabilities

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One of the most significant capabilities in the enterprise defensive arsenal is multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor defense helps solve many weaknesses of password authentication. Many two factor authentication systems have very glaring vulnerabilities.

Step-By-Step: Securing a Xamarin app with Azure AD’s Multi-factor Authentication

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The solution proposed was to pause the application on a prompt and use Azure AD’s Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) to allow a valid administrator account to unlock the application and return to the available jobs screen. Select Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

Facebook ups security with Fido U2F two-factor authentication

Computer Weekly

Social media giant is enabling users to increase the security of their logins with Fido U2F USB security keys

How to set up ssh key authentication

Tech Republic Security

With the help of ssh key authentication, you can lock down secure shell so that only specific machines can log in. Out of the box, secure shell is fairly secure. Here's how

TSB customers can use their faces to authenticate payments

Computer Weekly

Bank’s latest addition to its mobile apps is a facial recognition option for Apple iPhone X users

An Authentic Culture

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An organization with an authentic culture can inspire openness, innovation and motivational. So what are the fundamental elements to build an authentic culture in order to run a high-valuable and high-mature digital organization?

Cisco Acquires Duo or How Should You Do 2 factor authentication (2FA)?

Forrester IT

link] From the license cost perspective moving away from SMS for example to Google Authenticator is minimal. NIST has not been recommending SMS OTP 2FA for a while precisely because of SMS inbox takeovers, MITM attacks, etc. Google publishes guides on how to do this [link] From the technical support perspective the process is marginally more expensive […]. age of the customer

Embrace a Passwordless Approach to Improve Security

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Passwordless authentication, by its nature, eliminates the problem of using weak passwords. Replace a legacy password as the sole authentication factor. Biometric authentication such as touch ID is a common way of going passwordless. Current mainstream strong authentication solutions are two-factor authentication (2FA) solutions that add some kind of token to an existing password. IT Security IAM identity and access management password user authentication

NIST Recommends Against SMS for Factor Authentication

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Do you use your cell phone to complete 2-Factor Authentication to digital services? In many ways it is the easiest second channel or Out Of Band (to use the technical term) channel for most of us in the 2nd decade of the 21st century. After all, if you're accessing a digital service in the first place, you probably have a cell phone no farther away than your pocket. However

Upgrade Your Cybersecurity in 2017: Why You Need Two-Factor Authentication

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In an era where the stakes are this high, techniques like two-factor authentication are among the best chances you have of keeping your digital information away from prying eyes. Two-factor authentication is gaining popularity quickly for good reasons. What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Step-By-Step: Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication on XBOX ONE

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Step-By-Step XBOX 360 authentication Xbox One multi-factor Anthony Bartolo XBOXE3 two-factor XBOX Security E32015 E3 Windows 10 how-toMuch of this week’s online news has been centered on the E3 event taking place in LA.

Step-By-Step: enable Multi-Factor Authentication in Azure

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Step-By-Step Cloud Azure Pierre Roman MFA Active Directory multi-factor authentication Hello Folks, lately I’ve been covering Azure and active directory pretty often.

8 Steps for Using Azure AD Service Principal Certificate Authentication with Azure Automation PowerShell Workflow Runbooks

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As part of this process, runbooks need to securely authenticate to Azure with a minimum of administration overhead. Step 6: Test authenticating as Service Principal. If you’re unable to successfully authenticate, go back to Step 1 and confirm each of the previous steps again. #

Buyer’s Guide to 9 multi-factor authentication products

Network World

Multi factors Since we last reviewed two-factor authentication products , the market has moved beyond two-factor authentication toward what is now being called multi-factor authentication.

How to add two-factor authentication to your WordPress site

Tech Republic Security

If you employ WordPress for your personal or company sites, you owe it to yourself to set up two-factor authentication. Here's how

UK to invest $2.3B in cybersecurity, calls for stronger authentication

Tech Republic Security

Over the next five years, the UK government will invest heavily in cybersecurity, including new authentication methods such as Fast IDentity Online (FIDO

Upgrade Your Cybersecurity in 2017: Why You Need Two-Factor Authentication

ITGCT

In an era where the stakes are this high, techniques like two-factor authentication are among the best chances you have of keeping your digital information away from prying eyes. Two-factor authentication is gaining popularity quickly for good reasons. In addition, two-factor authentication is inexpensive and easy to use. Before you begin to use two-factor authentication for your own business, however, there are a few key things you should know and consider.

Step-By-Step: Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication for Azure Active Directory Users

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Multi-factor authentication (MFA) provides an additional layer of security to confirm the identity of a user. This Step-By-Step post will demonstrate how easy it is to enable multi-factor authentication for Azure Active Directory users.

Continuous Authentication: The future of Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Network World

Insert another authentication step on top of these credentials and this gateway becomes harder to infiltrate. But once access is gained, how can the device or Web application be certain that the authenticated user is, in fact, the same person throughout the entire session? Or more commonly, you may hand the device to a colleague – a non-authenticated user – trusting they won’t do anything nonsensical or malicious.

Why you need a strong authentication platform

Network World

According to Symantec ’s annual Internet Security Threat Report , up to 80 percent of breaches could be eliminated with strong authentication. Common challenges Image by Pexels As the security landscape is changing, so are the business challenges that organizations are facing.

How to enable two-factor authentication on Instagram

Tech Republic Security

Instagram recently made two-factor authentication available to all of its users. Here's how you can use it to add an extra layer of security to your account

CIOs Need To Know Why Antivirus Software Can Create False Security

The Accidental Successful CIO

The best ways to make antivirus solutions more effective is to either combine them with additional security methods such as two-factor authentication or simply by adding additional antivirus solutions. Antivirus software can help but it’s not invincible Image Credit: Gabriel Salvadó.

Step-by-Step: Get Started with Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) and Multi-Factor Authentication

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Luckily, Windows Azure gives us the ability to easily gain visibility and centralized control over "cloud era" identity management via two offerings: Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) and Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).