The need for more modern identity and access management capabilities such as biometric and passwordless authentication has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to remote work, according to Forrester researchers Paul McKay and Merritt Maxim.
With the ongoing pandemic driving digital transformation and hybrid work, it's no surprise that the theme of this year's RSA Conference was "transform." Carrying forward that theme, RSA CEO Rohit Ghai says that channeling "disruptive forces at play" can be a powerful tool for driving needed changes.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," Lisa Sotto, Jeremy Grant and ISMG editors discuss the significance of Apple, Google and Microsoft supporting the FIDO protocol's passwordless sign-in standard, progress made on Biden's cybersecurity executive order and updates on U.S. cybersecurity and privacy laws.
A surprising improvement in loss ratios for cyber insurance providers in 2021 means the rapid rise in premiums might at last subside later this year. The loss ratio declined for the first time since 2018 despite the frequency and severity of claims filed for cyberattacks increasing again in 2021.
In the coming weeks, U.S. President Joe Biden will announce a new executive order to prevent and detect identity theft involving public benefits. Jeremy Grant, coordinator of the Better Identity Coalition, discusses the challenges ahead for the government in combating criminal and identity fraud.
On this week's "Sound Off," we ask John Kindervag, the founder of Zero Trust, for his reaction to the recently released Office of Management and Budget federal strategy to move the U.S. government toward a mature Zero Trust architecture.
Researchers report that because of increased use of multifactor authentication, attackers are developing phishing kits that steal tokens and bypass this trusted layer of security, enabling them to "man in the middle" a browser session and steal credentials and session cookies in real time.
Four ISMG editors discuss: how too many organizations fail to implement basic cybersecurity defenses - such as MFA; a proposed lawsuit against health insurer Excellus that calls for an improvement to its data security program; and strategies for securing open-source and other software components.
OMB on Wednesday released a federal strategy to move the U.S. government toward mature zero trust architectures. White House officials say the new strategy - with a focus on MFA, asset inventories, traffic encryption, and more - is a key step in delivering on Biden's May 2021 executive order.
With the explosion of ransomware and stampede of account takeover attacks, MFA has become the “go-to” solution, and a must-have if you want to renew your cyber insurance policy. But many MFA solutions rely on passwords and other “phishable” factors, that are easily bypassed by hackers. In this session, Roger...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features insight from U.S. Sen. Angus King on why the federal government needs to declare a clear response to cybercriminals in order to deter them. Also featured: Ransomware affiliates gain power and promoting diversity of thought in cybersecurity.
"There are so many basics we need to get right," says Daniel Dresner, professor of cyber security at Manchester University. In this interview, he discusses the cybersecurity practices that he recommends to make the task of securing small- to medium-sized enterprises less overwhelming.
The White House is preparing executive branch agencies to adopt "zero trust" network architectures by 2024, with CISA and the OMB overseeing the creation of technology road maps that departments must follow. This is a major component of President Biden's cybersecurity executive order.
The FIDO Alliance, which is developing and promoting authentication standards designed to help reduce reliance on passwords, has unveiled user experience guidelines and new FIDO2 standards enhancements, says Andrew Shikiar, executive director.
Security specialists are offering preliminary feedback on Microsoft's sneak peek at the new security measures to be included in the Windows 11 operating system, which is slated for release in December.