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What MFA for the IoT

What MFA do we need for the IoT?

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As we should all know by now, 1/ everything is getting connected, the Internet is no longer about computers and servers only but also about billions of objects that once belonged to distinct categories, such as consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices, industrial and infrastructure systems etc. And 2/, security issues are going to be even larger and scarier in the era of the Internet of Things.

This raises a few questions for the cybersecurity industry, such as: Are we ready to address this challenge? Have we developed the right tools yet? The short answer is no. Read More

Biometry two birds one stone

Biometry: Two Birds with One Stone

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Passwords are prehistory. Passwords are dead. We’re going to end passwords. Sounds familiar? Google probably has millions of results for each of these searches. Yet, for as long as I can remember – since the rise of the World Wide Web at least – passwords have been fingerpointed as the flaw in this otherwise amazingly well engineered system. Read More

Best-of-breed or packaged, how would you like your MFA?

Best-of-breed or packaged, how would you like your MFA?

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I attended the Gartner IAM Summit in Vegas this week. Great conference, lots of smart and inspiring people. Multi-Factor Authentication (aka MFA or 2FA or 2-factor…) was a frequent topic of discussion, both in the analysts sessions, who did brilliant projections of the market trends – future, present, and past – and in the Access Manager vendors’ booths.

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MFA moving to mobile

Why Is Mobile Best Suited for 2FA – Or Not

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We use routers to move IP packets across the Internet and toasters to get crispy bagels. There are all kinds of brands, versions, and management features, but overall, routing and toasting each use a single technology. Authentication does not, especially when it comes to multi-factor (MFA or 2FA). Why is that, and is Mobile the platform where authentication will eventually converge? Read More

Risks, Compliance, Standards, and MFA

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In most organizations, security solutions (and in particular MFA, multi-factor authentication) are not requested by the security department or even IT, they are mandated by the risks & compliance team. Indeed, although protecting information systems against intrusions and using specific technology for that sounds obvious, very few companies deploy a protection in anticipation. They more than often delay it until they are required to – or until they are hit so badly that they nearly go out of business (giving recent examples would make this blog post considerably too long).

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2FA Or 2SV. Not Just A Tech Talk.

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Organizations have many different ways of implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA). In particular, some organizations have reused preexisting authentication mechanisms such as Active Directory in their MFA implementation, some have not. However, the applications protected by MFA or the devices used for MFA can’t really explain the variety of MFA implementations. What is it then? History? Geography? Random? More importantly than the reason, what are the benefits and implications of the various approaches?

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The Consumerization Of Enterprise MFA

The Consumerization Of Enterprise MFA

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The odds are that you were first exposed to some form of advanced authentication as an employee when you were given a key-chain token to connect to the company VPN or webmail, or as a customer when you received a code in a short text asking you to confirm a transaction. Although these look like completely different technologies, they have exactly the same single purpose Read More