Article posted: Mar 22

Q&A with Tomas Gustavsson, PrimeKey CTO

Here at Versasec, we're building strong partnerships with the security industry's leading companies, including PrimeKey. Recently, we sat down with Tomas Gustavsson, CTO at PrimeKey, and asked him a series of questions. Here's Mr. Gustavsson's perspective on two-factor authentication, PKI, IAM and more.

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Article posted: Mar 17

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

News this week that Russian intelligence officers working with hackers were the masterminds behind the theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts is yet another cautionary tale for those who are not using two-factor authentication to protect their data.

While the salacious nature of foreign governments infiltrating the data of U.S. citizens is making headlines, home-grown hackers can inflict plenty of damage as well. Foreign or domestic, the hackers are out there. They want data and money and whatever else they can take.

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Article posted: Mar 10

By Marcus Hartwig, GM Americas

Google's Nest thermostat and other consumer IoT devices are flooding the market. By 2020, Cisco predicts 50 billion IoT devices will be connected. Not surprisingly, security is a major concern for these connected devices. After all, no one likes the idea of hackers infiltrating smart devices, like DVRs or cameras, the very devices that were hacked to bring down DynDNS last October.

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Article posted: Mar 01

By Marcus Hartwig, GM Americas

For more than 20 years, cryptographic hash functions like SHA-1 have played a major role in browser security, managing code repositories or even just detecting duplicate files in storage. SHA-1, or Secure Hash Algorithm 1, was designed by the United States National Security Agency and was published by the United States NIST. We applaud the recent collaboration of the CWI Institute in Amsterdam and Google, which now shows its many flaws and security weaknesses.

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Article posted: Jan 31

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

There's nothing like a regime change to expose where government could beef up its cybersecurity efforts. Nowhere is that truer than in the US today, where the Donald Trump presidency is vowing for much stronger protections for the government's data.

That's welcome news to anyone but enemies of the US, and it's a trend more and more enterprises of all sizes are embracing as well. And if they take advice from security experts, they will implement multiple-factor user authentication. It's among the easiest and most effective means for protecting an organization's most valuable assets, and with help from companies like Versasec, managing the setup, cards, credentials and more is simple, cost effective, and keeps their data protected.

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Article posted: Jan 23

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

More than nine out of 10 organizations are using two-factor authentication to protect at least one application, according to a recent Gemalto survey on Authentication and Identity Management. Gemalto polled 1,150 IT decision makers from around the globe in late 2016 to gain insights into organizations' identity and access management practices.

The poll results are welcome fodder for security companies who have been saying all along that multiple-factor user authentication is among the easiest and most effective means for protecting an organization's most valuable assets.

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Article posted: Jan 12

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

Users of Versasec solutions take note: we've released vSEC:CMS S-Series version 4.7. This latest iteration of our flagship product includes some of the key features you've asked for, including a new server-based search algorithm that improves smart card repository search speed when using SQL databases, and new role-generation templates.

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Article posted: Jan 04

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

Twenty-seventeen is already in full swing, and we had a busy few weeks leading up to the New Year. We hope you all had a joyous and healthy holiday season. Here's what we've been up to:

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Article posted: Dec 21

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

As 2016 closes, we're reflecting back on the many milestones we've achieved as a company this year:

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Article posted: Nov 15

Q&A with Jerrod Chong, Yubico Vice President of Solutions

Here at Versasec, we're building strong partnerships with the security industry's leading companies, including Yubico. Recently, we sat down with Jerrod Chong, Yubico's Vice President of Solutions, and asked him a series of questions. Here's Mr. Chong's perspective on two-factor authentication, YubiKeys versus traditional smart cards, IAM and more.

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