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Category: Access control


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, […]


Access control, Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection, Security

CPoC: New data security standard for contactless payments

December 5, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a new data security standard for solutions that enable merchants to accept contactless payments using a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile device with near-field communication (NFC). PCI CPoC Standard Using the PCI Contactless […]


Access control, Network security, Security

Democrats raise privacy concerns over Amazon home security system

November 21, 2019

Via: The Hill

A group of Senate Democrats raised concerns on Wednesday around the data security practices of Amazon’s home security company, Ring. In a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden (Ore.), Chris Van Hollen (Md.), Chris Coons (Del.), […]


Access control, Security

How to lock down enterprise web browsers

November 12, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Browsers. You can’t use the Internet without them, but they introduce insecurity and instability to the computing environment. Browsers are the operating system of cloud computing and protecting them will become more and more important. Just last week, Google came […]


Access control, Network security, Security

6 Small-Business Password Managers

November 8, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Good passwords are messy. They’re long, chaotic, and very difficult to memorize. That’s what makes them so strong. To keep them good and useful, though, requires a tool — a password manager. The idea at the core of most password […]


Access control, Security

Cybercriminals are testing exposed credentials for future account takeover attacks

November 7, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Fraud increased 30% overall in Q3 2019 and bot-driven account registration fraud is up 70% as cybercriminals test stolen credentials in advance of the holiday retail season, according to Arkose Labs. After analyzing over 1.3 billion transactions spanning account registrations, […]


Access control, Network security, Security

Eye Clinic Breach Reveals Data of 20,000 Patients

November 5, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A Utah eye clinic is in the process of informing 20,000 patients that they were the victims of a data breach that happened a year and a half ago and linked patients to a scam involving PayPal. The breach at […]