Forrester recently published a report that shows over two-thirds of European security decision-makers have begun to develop a zero trust strategy, and public sector organizations are leading the way. Forrester's Tope Olufon shares the cultural and regulatory roadblocks to zero trust.
In the latest weekly update, John Kindervag, creator of zero trust and senior vice president of cybersecurity strategy at ON2IT, joins ISMG editors to discuss the top zero trust storylines of the year, the impact of ChatGPT on the cybersecurity industry and how to tackle MFA bypass attacks.
The founding team behind SOAR vendor Demisto has started a passwordless authentication and user management platform company that caters to the developer community. Descope helps developers embed authentication in the application build process and competes with Auth0 in the CIAM space.
Identity verification and lack of WebAuthn implementation in legacy applications and smartphones are two of the biggest challenges associated with adopting FIDO authentication. Merck Germany's Andreas Pellenghar also says the current setup of jumping to a browser to log in is turning people off.
Phishing is the number one way to compromise accounts, and Google's Christiaan Brand says passkeys have emerged as a great technical solution to the issue. He wants to ensure what FIDO Alliance has built benefits and is relevant to how Google wants to see passkeys implemented for its own accounts.
Security practitioners are putting cognitive psychology and customer experience at the forefront of new product development in a push for usability, says Trusona's Kevin Goldman. Getting user experience designers familiar with products allows them to speak meaningfully with the security team.
The guardrails organizations use to protect employee identities are often ineffective for contractors, business partners or vendors since they bring their own devices. Many businesses struggle to implement identity safeguards in a setting that's more heterogeneous and offers fewer controls.
PayPal is notifying 34,942 Americans that a hacker accessed their personal information during a two-day credential stuffing attack in early December. The San Jose, California-based company says it has not detected unauthorized transactions emanating from affected accounts.
Attackers have caught up with legacy multifactor authentication tools that use push technology or one-time passcodes, boosting the need for phishing-resistant MFA, says Jeremy Grant. In response, government officials such as CISA Director Jen Easterly have championed FIDO since it's mature and open.
Moving from certificate-based to FIDO authentication reduces overhead and complications for enterprises looking to move away from passwords, says Microsoft's Libby Brown. FIDO allows organizations to go passwordless by simply buying a FIDO key and turning it on in their Azure Active Directory.
Passwordless authentication will gain traction once it addresses edge cases such as logging into Netflix using a remote control, says Hypr CEO Bojan Simic. He shares how a QR code and a biometric identifier on a smartphone can transform the way someone accesses the Wi-Fi at a friend's house.
The FIDO2 standard has driven the adoption of multifactor authentication as well as the embrace of passkeys and conditional UI, says Superlunar's Nick Steele. FIDO2 will help users adopt passwordless flows while protecting websites with public key credentials in a way that hadn't been possible.
According to Accenture Security's Cyber Threat Intelligence team, information stealer malware - malicious software designed to steal information, including passwords - became one of the most discussed malware types on the cybercriminal underground in 2022.
Information Security Media Group asked some of the industry's leading cybersecurity experts about the trends to watch in 2023. Responses covered a variety of emerging threats and evolving trends affecting security technologies, leadership and regulation. Here is a look at the year ahead.