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Category: Access control


Access control, Network security, Security

Security Think Tank: Zero trust strategies must start small, then grow

February 18, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

It is widely recognised that the traditional boundary protection approach to security is broken, particularly in the era of cloud services and remote working, where it is no longer possible to identify your perimeter, or trust those who purport to […]


Access control, Security

The 25 worst passwords of 2019, and 8 tips for improving password security

February 13, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Pop quiz: What has been the most popular — and therefore least secure — password every year since 2013? If you answered “password,” you’d be close. “Qwerty” is another contender for the dubious distinction, but the champion is the most […]


Access control, Network security, Security

Will Weak Passwords Doom the Internet of Things (IoT)?

February 13, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Weak passwords can hurt any organization’s security efforts and make any device easily hackable, but could they also be the greatest point of failure for internet of things (IoT) security? Weak passwords certainly put companies deploying IoT devices at greater […]


Access control, Security

Chrome can now check the security of your passwords – here’s how

February 12, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Google’s online password manager – found at passwords.google.com – includes a feature which lets you scan your passwords to see if any have been leaked in security breaches. Now, the company is bringing this Password Checkup tool to Chrome. Password […]


Access control, Cloud security, Security

Organisations losing control of cloud data

January 28, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The rapid growth of the cloud has left organisations with significant gaps into the visibility of the data they keep there, putting them at risk of data loss and regulatory non-compliance, according to a report published by McAfee. In its […]


Access control, Security

Google to charge government agencies for user data

January 27, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Law enforcement and government agencies will now have to pay out in order to obtain user data from Google. The company has decided to begin levying charges starting this month for offering the information like emails, location history, and other […]


Access control, Security

What is information security? Definition, principles, and jobs

January 17, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Information security definition Information security, sometimes abbreviated to infosec, is a set of practices intended to keep data secure from unauthorized access or alterations, both when it’s being stored and when it’s being transmitted from one machine or physical location […]


Access control, Security

Only 54% of security pros have a written policy on length and randomness for keys for machine identities

December 27, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

People rely on usernames and passwords to identify themselves to machines so they can gain access to data and services. Machines also need to authenticate themselves to each other so they can communicate securely, relying on cryptographic keys and digital […]


Access control, Security

Worst passwords of 2019: Are you using one of them?

December 18, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

SplashData released their “Worst passwords of 2019” list, which includes the top 25 most dangerous and most commonly leaked passwords. In an interesting turn of events, password has for the first time in the list’s history been knocked out of […]


Access control, Security

78% of people forgot a password in the past 90 days

December 11, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Passwords are the dominant way online services manage access to our personal and work-related lives. But oftentimes, they’re more of a headache than a security tool. HYPR released the findings of a two and a half year Password Usage Study, […]