CISA Director Jen Easterly urged citizens to boost their defenses by choosing strong passwords, opting for multifactor authentication, reporting phishing and enabling automatic software updates. Easterly said users should choose passwords that are complex and unique to each sensitive account.
Microsoft updated Windows 11 on Tuesday to simplify passwordless adoption, protect against malicious code and have the ability to refresh configuration in the event of tampering. Updates to Windows 11 allow users to replace passwords with passkeys to stop hackers from exploiting stolen passwords.
Inadequate authentication measures leave your digital identity vulnerable to cybercriminals. Tools like multi-factor authentication, biometrics, passwords, PINs, and tokens are all more vulnerable to attacks and social engineering than you realize. And one wrong move leaves you and your organization powerless in the...
In the latest weekly update, Jeremy Grant of Venable joins three ISMG editors to discuss why the U.S. government is taking a back seat on digital identity issues, the risks of artificial intelligence, and takeaways from the U.S. Cyber Safety Review Board's recent report on cybercrime group Lapsus$.
The shift from traditional malware-led attacks to identity-based attacks in the realm of cybersecurity has become more prominent than ever. Attackers continuously adapt their tactics, seek the path of least resistance and focus on exploiting vulnerabilities in identity-related weaknesses.
In today's evolving digital landscape, application security is crucial. That’s why it is increasingly important to normalize the use of two-factor authentication in the developer community to the point that it is "effectively ubiquitous," said John Swanson, director of security strategy at GitHub.
Government agencies are recognizing that the seven pillars of zero trust, as outlined by U.S. federal agencies such as CISA and the DOD, should be strategically applied across various elements, including data and identity management, said Manuel Acosta, senior director and security analyst, Gartner.
The crazy fluctuations in the stock market over the past 14 months can drive short-term thinking for publicly traded firms, said CEO Fran Rosch. A proposed $2.3 billion buy by Thoma Bravo would allow ForgeRock to think about the best long-term investments and opportunities in the identity market.
Federal regulators are once again reminding healthcare entities and their vendors of the importance of using strong multifactor authentication to help fend off hacks and other compromises, but they also warn about avoiding common mistakes with MFA.
Technology and software-as-a-service, or SaaS, companies ship code at scale. Beyond Identity offers ways for them to solve the problems of phishable authentication factors, bring-your-own devices or BYOD, device security posture, zero trust risk policy enforcement, and user identity.
Banks are facing unprecedented challenges in securing their digital ecosystems while maintaining cost efficiency. With cybercriminals increasingly targeting the financial industry, banks face risks to their reputation as trustworthy partners. With data breach costs averaging nearly $6 million per incident, banks...
Our web browsers, which seemingly know everything about us, are prime targets for credential stealing and session hijacking attacks. Although this has been a common practice for years, the adoption of SaaS services have made browser-based attacks more prevalent than ever. Like updating passwords on a regular basis,...
To achieve transformative business objectives, stay competitive and meet user expectations, enterprises are undergoing a digital transformation, also known as modernization. This shift to a decentralized, identity-centric operational model has placed increased importance on ensuring secure access for users. The future...