Moving to a passwordless future: Why your biometrics are your best password

Bottom line: Biometrics are proving to be better than passwords because they’re easier to use, provide greater privacy and security, and are gaining standardisation across a broad base of mobile, desktop, and server devices that users rely on to access online services.

In keeping with the theme of this year’s RSA Conference of Human Element, vendors offering passwordless authentication were...

By Louis Columbus, 26 March 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Why 2019 was a ‘dynamic’ year for cybersecurity – and what lies in store for 2020 and beyond

The findings of the Cybersecurity Threat Landscape Report 2019, research prepared using threat intelligence gathered from Subex’s global honeypot network now operational in 62 cities globally, have presented the global trends that have the most significant implications for enterprises, governments, citizens and other stakeholders.

By Vinod Kumar, 24 March 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Data Loss, Employees, Research, Security.

Emergencies and cyberattacks: Three common scams you need to watch for

Emergencies and cyberattacks are hard enough on their own. But disasters bring out the worst in cybercriminals, and if an event can be exploited, you can be sure that a hacker is going to do so. Whether you’re dealing with a recession, flood, or pandemic, it’s important to keep an eye out for scams that take advantage of emergencies.

From infected links to PDFs containing viruses, here are three types of scams you’ll likely see during an emergency: 

Fear-based scams

The scarier...

By Patrick Kinsella, 23 March 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

Managing enterprise authentication with single sign-on: The seven key benefits

The advent of online shopping created an expectation of 24/7 corporate availability and interaction that the arrival of the smartphone only solidified. Anything is possible now, it seems, at any time of day and from any location. In this world of limitless options, organisations must be cloud-enabled and mobile-ready to remain competitive.

This is great for users but tricky for organisations to...

Most organisations still think humans are better than AI in detecting cyberthreats

Almost 60 per cent of respondents polled by WhiteHat Security said they were still more confident in cyberthreat findings verified by humans over those intelligent technologies.

In its latest report, titled “AI and Human Element Security Sentiment Study”, which surveyed 102 industry professionals, WhiteHat Security found over half of the organisations use AI or machine learning in their security stack.

By Enterprise CIO, 17 March 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Security.

What Cisco’s latest Internet Threat report means for C-suite digital transformation initiatives

Across the globe, increased Internet use will fuel new growth in the Global Networked Economy. Mobile Internet users will create new demands and expectations for mobile networking infrastructure. This ongoing growth trend is highlighted by the adoption and use of mobile applications (apps).

Meanwhile, enterprise C-suite leadership teams contemplate digital transformation agendas that are enabled by the significant new technology investments by telecom network service providers. That, in turn, will drive...

By David H Deans, 13 March 2020, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research, Security.

Many companies still compromising mobile security to get things done: Verizon study

Four in 10 companies admit they have ‘sacrificed’ mobile security in the past year, according to the latest study from Verizon.

The report, Verizon’s third edition of its Mobile Security Index, found many companies are leaving themselves at risk through lax security plans. 43% of respondents had sacrificed mobile security over the most recent 12 months, with two thirds (66%) of companies impacted calling the...

By Enterprise CIO, 26 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Mobile, Mobile Analytics, Research, Security.

How to redefine the future of fraud prevention through AI and machine learning

Redefining the future of fraud prevention starts by turning trust into an accelerator across every aspect of customer lifecycles, basing transactions on identity trust that leads to less friction and improved customer experiences.

Start by turning trust into a sales and customer experience accelerator

AI and machine learning are proving to be very effective at finding anomalies in transactions and scoring, which are potentially the most fraudulent. Any suspicious transaction attempt leads to more...

By Louis Columbus, 24 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Authentication, Big Data, Employees, Security.

BlackBerry threat analysis report sounds pessimistic warning for retail and automotive brands

If you are in the automotive or retail space, expect more cyber threats in the coming year – according to a new report from BlackBerry.

The company’s 2020 Threat Report, put together using insights from Cylance, the anti-malware provider acquired by BlackBerry one year ago, analysed various attack vectors of interest to bad actors, from coin-mining to ever-sophisticated ransomware methods.

By James Bourne, 20 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Malware, Security.

Cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct announces $43 million series C funding to boost growth

Deep Instinct, a US-based cybersecurity firm has announced its $43 million (£32.95m) series C funding, bringing he company’s total investment to £76.6m.

The funding round was led by Millennium New Horizons, with participation from Unbound, the London-based investment company, along with LG, and existing investor NVIDIA. According to Deep Instinct, the investment will be used to boost sales and marketing. It will...

By Enterprise CIO, 17 February 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Security.