Article posted: Apr 12

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

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: 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 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: Dec 13

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

Our late fall 2016 global survey of IT and cybersecurity professionals has turned up some interesting trends for 2017, not the least of which is that more and more companies are and will be using multi-factor authentication to secure their data.

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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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