New research shows how IT is lax on basic password protection policies

If you’re not enforcing strong passwords on your employees, then you could be at risk of a breach going well into seven figures to remediate it. Yet according to new data from OneLogin, a quarter of companies surveyed don’t even require user passwords to meet a minimum length requirement.

The study, which polled more than 500 US-based executives with influence over their firm’s security systems, also found a minority require users to rotate their passwords monthly (24%) or check them against...

By James Bourne, 06 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Identity.

VMware expands Mobile Security Alliance to include six new members

VMware is expanding the Mobile Security Alliance (MSA) with six new members coming on board to help organisations protect their information at the device, user, app, and data level.

The move, announced at VMworld Europe, sees Bay Dynamics, CipherCloud, Entrust Datacard Corporation, Gurucul, Intercede, and Kaymera join the alliance. The 10 current entrants are Appthority, Check Point, FireEye, Lookout, Palo Alto Networks, Pradeo, Proofpoint, Skycure, Veracode and Zimperium.

To give an idea about the breadth of...

By James Bourne, 12 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Identity, Security.

Adobe and Microsoft expand partnership to include e-signatures and collaboration

Adobe and Microsoft have announced they are expanding their collaboration with the two companies becoming each other’s preferred providers on a variety of use cases.

Adobe Sign will become the preferred e-signature solution across the Microsoft portfolio, while Microsoft Teams while be the preferred collaboration services for Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud, and Adobe will make Azure its preferred cloud platform for Adobe Sign. The overall portfolio includes the 100 million...

By James Bourne, 08 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Identity, Productivity.

EyeLock enters into licence agreement with Qualcomm for mobile security suite

EyeLock, an iris-based identity authentication technology provider, has entered into a licence agreement with Qualcomm Technologies for Qualcomm Mobile Security.

The company, a subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation, is developing iris authentication solutions that are designed to work with Qualcomm’s Mobile Security suite, and to benefit OEMs across the entire IoT spectrum from one of the secured iris authentication implementations available in the market.

The Qualcomm Mobile Security is...

By Enterprise CIO, 04 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Identity, Security.

Companies failing to heed warnings on employee deprovisioning, research warns

More than half of employees surveyed by identity management provider OneLogin admit they still have access to corporate applications from former employers.

The study, which was based on a survey of 500 US-based IT decision makers, found that almost half (44%) of respondents lack confidence that former employees have been removed from corporate networks. A quarter of those polled said their organisation takes more than a week to remove a former employee from their records, while another quarter did not know...

By James Bourne, 14 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Identity, Security.

Apperian unveils new password controls and single sign on in product update

Mobile app management (MAM) provider Apperian has announced updates to its platform with the aim of ‘increasing the security of enterprise mobile app data without compromising usability’.

The new capabilities include supporting single sign on with Touch ID on iOS devices, supporting the OAuth authentication protocol, as well as advanced password restrictions. The password restrictions include providing administrators with granular controls around password expiration time, password history, and how...

By James Bourne, 27 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Identity, MAM, Security.

Organisations starting to trust automated security, new research finds

The majority of executives polled by Radware say they trust automated security solutions with a third saying they trust automated cyber defence compared with humans.

The study, the 2017 Executive Application & Network Security Survey, was conducted by Merrill Research on behalf of Radware in April 2017, which surveyed 200 executives – 100 in the US and 100 in Europe. The report helps understand the threat landscape, potential impact on businesses, level of preparedness, emerging threats and...

By Enterprise CIO, 15 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Identity, Security.

No matter who you are – automating access governance solves a plethora of business problems

You think your organisation’s systems are secure. Your employees have the solutions they need to maintain security, and for them to do their jobs effectively. Your user accounts are being provisioned automatically and you provide self-service, so anyone who is locked out, for example, can immediately get back into their workstations and perform at the highest level. Your newly hired employees can quickly get started from moment one without delay, right, with proper access to the organisation’s...

By Dean Wiech, 02 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Identity.

Biometrics, the CIO’s challenge and how AI could finally improve mobile security

This publication once asked the question: is 2013 going to be the year of biometric security? While clearly something of an optimistic prediction, the past few years have been spent periodically lamenting the death throes of the traditional password, with seemingly minimal change.

But could we – finally – get the change the industry so desperately needs? Kevin Gilroy, executive vice president and head of Samsung Business, writes that...

By James Bourne, 31 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Enterprise Mobility, Identity, Security.

It’s time to re-energise IT – and make the IT department more than a M*A*S*H unit

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There’s no holding back the obvious truths in the land of IT. Helpdesks are inundated and overwhelmed; we are overworked and our teams are scrambling for some lucidity. The problem is simple, and most of us know: mundane, repeated and wearisome tasks that can, or probably should, be automated.

Much stress and time could be saved for our IT team’s employees by taking away some of these entanglements, but many organisations overlook doing so in the name of convenience...

By Dean Wiech, 07 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Identity, Security.