Article posted: Jun 21, 2017

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

It seems lately that more countries are turning to biometrics to ensure the safety of their borders. This January, Australia vowed it will replace passports as a means of identifying passengers after installing the latest biometric identification platforms, such as facial, iris or fingerprint recognition systems by 2020.

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Article posted: Jun 19, 2017

By Anders Adolfsson, Technical Consultant

Keeping your admin rights current is a necessity today. Verelox, a provider of dedicated KVM and VPS servers based in The Hague, Netherlands, is a good case in point. The company recently endured a devastating data outage after a former administrator deleted all customer data and wiped most of the company's servers, per Bleeping Computer.

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Article posted: Jun 07, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

It's no surprise that as the numbers of places where voters can make their election choices electronically increase so, too, do concerns around security, reliability, privacy and safety. But when you're in our business, you know that the technology certainly exists to ensure electronic voting addresses every one of those concerns.

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Article posted: May 31, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

This week, Fortune reported Target reached an $18.5 million settlement with 47 states and the District of Columbia over a massive data breach in late 2013. The hits keep coming for Target: over the past four years, the mega retailer has shelled out $202 million as part of this costly data breach.

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Article posted: May 18, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

Everyone is talking about the recent worldwide ransomware cyberattack, named WannaCry. A suitable name as the WannaCry ransomware attack was particularly vicious, shutting down hospitals and disrupting high-profile operations like Telefonica, FedEx and Renault.

According to a recent ECNMag article, this was the "largest ransomware attack observed in history." Europol Chief Rob Wainwright added, "More than 200,000 victims have been hit in 150 countries as of last week."

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Article posted: May 09, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

Social engineering is a cybercriminal's best friend. That's according to Juniper Research, which recently published the "Cybercrime and The Internet of Threats 2017" whitepaper.

In its report, the Juniper team says that even with evolving methods for attempting unauthorized access of computing systems, the preferred route taken by most hackers is still this: duping users into opening the door. Simply put, cybercrime is often perpetrated through social engineering.

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Article posted: Apr 17, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

Version 4.8 of our flagship product, vSEC:CMS is here, and this latest version incorporates more options for managing security credentials on the user side. In the latest iteration of the vSEC:CMS S-Series, the primary changes our customers will see relate to user self-service improvements.

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Article posted: Apr 12, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

Cities in tornado zones have emergency sirens for a reason: to alert their populations of impending potential major storms, hail or other emergency situations either in the city or in surrounding environs. So, imagine the sheer panic raised when all 156 of Dallas' tornado sirens were sounding for approximately 90 minutes during the wee hours of the night over this past weekend.

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Article posted: Apr 11, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

Analyst research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) says companies are prepared to spend more money on their security this year. Its recently updated Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide, forecasts worldwide revenue for security-related hardware, software and services will reach $81.7 billion in 2017, an increase of 8.2 percent over 2016. IDC's Spending Guides provide a granular view of key technology markets from a regional, vertical industry use case, buyer, and technology perspective.

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Article posted: Apr 04, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

Access to a diverse workforce spread across many geographies is one of the most appealing aspects of working at Versasec. That's what many of our employees told an external, independent consultant we recently brought in to study our company, the job satisfaction of our existing team, our processes, and to help us gauge ways to better promote our global employment opportunities.

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