The Versasec Blog

2021-11-24: Unlikely Career Move or Well Planned Transition

2021-11-24: Unlikely Career Move or Well Planned Transition

One might ask “How did Paul Rajkumar transition from educational publishing to cybersecurity?” The short answer is “Because he knows what he wants, and he goes for it!” Read more...

2021-11-15: Unauthorized User Access Blamed on Syniverse Hack

2021-11-15: Unauthorized User Access Blamed on Syniverse Hack

You may be blissfully unaware of a company called Syniverse. Most of us were, too, until last month when a company document revealed a 5-year login hack of its databases. Read more...

2021-11-11: Thales Cloud Security Summit

2021-11-11: Thales Cloud Security Summit

Professionals tasked with moving Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and credential management to the cloud take note. Versasec’s Anders Adolfsson, our Global Product Manager, is participating in the upcoming Thales Cloud Security Summit, which takes place Nov. 17-18 in various regions. Anders will be participating in each session and will discuss this issue in detail. Read more...

2021-11-04: Top Considerations for Cyber Insurance Providers

2021-11-04: Top Considerations for Cyber Insurance Providers

We’ve just exited Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but as you may have seen in our last couple of blogs, cyber insurance is a hot market and for good reason. Companies are realizing the impact that being exposed to a cyber attack can have on their sustainability. Read more...

2021-11-01: Cyber Insurance Mops Up When Things Go Bad

2021-11-01: Cyber Insurance Mops Up When Things Go Bad

Lots of us have auto insurance, but that doesn’t mean we drive blindfolded. The best way to augment the value of insurance is by taking other precautions, like wearing seatbelts and corrective lenses. The same is true for cyber insurance. Organizations that have cyber crime policies have taken an important step, but insurance alone does not provide protection -- rather, it’s there for the mop-up when things go bad. Read more...

2021-10-28: New Fast and Furious Cyber Insurance Market Growth

2021-10-28: New Fast and Furious Cyber Insurance Market Growth

A recent Crunchbase article showcased a San Francisco-based insurance company that had closed a new funding round after having doubled its worth in just six months. We’re not talking small numbers, either. The funding round was worth $205 million, and the company valuation was $3.5 billion. Read more...

2021-10-20: Weekday Support Engineer Weekend Adreneline Junkie

2021-10-20: Weekday Support Engineer Weekend Adreneline Junkie

After serving for four years in the U.S. Marines followed by college, Michael Girardin was ready for a change. He left behind his native upstate New York Adirondack Mountain region home and headed south to Texas, where he applied for and landed a job with Versasec. Read more...

2021-10-14: Comedy or reality OTP and PKI

2021-10-14: Comedy or reality OTP and PKI

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month and who better to help us create awareness than Jimmy Fallon. If that sounds odd, bear with me... In a recent, timely, and very funny sketch, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon host lays out the frustrations of someone trying to access his Microsoft account without a password. He highlights how he feels as a user trying to overcome the many steps involved in password protection and one-time password (OTP) technology. Read more...

2021-10-11: Thales Trusted Access Summit Security in Your Hands The Force is with You

2021-10-11: Thales Trusted Access Summit Security in Your Hands The Force is with You

Here’s a chilling fact: Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing sectors in technology today and PKI MFA is one of the ways to fight it. Read more...

2021-10-04: Inspiring Ideas Sometimes Need a Raft

2021-10-04: Inspiring Ideas Sometimes Need a Raft

Fresh ideas sometimes need new perspectives, and sometimes the best ideas come while floating on a raft. Read more...

2021-09-27: Hackers Targeting Work From Home Employees

2021-09-27: Hackers Targeting Work From Home Employees

Many employees are still working from home (WFH), at least part of the time, in what may become our new normal. There has been a lot written examining the impacts felt by some workers, who have WFH throughout much of 2020 and 2021. Read more...

2021-09-21: Summer Series Part 4 PKI Around The World Discussion

2021-09-21: Summer Series Part 4 PKI Around The World Discussion

I recently discussed, on video, about PKI around the world with our Global VP of Sales, Will Houry. In the first part of our discussion, Will explained some of the regulations being implemented in various nations that are helping to better ensure user and data security, particularly around securing digital identities. Read more...

2021-09-14: PKI Around The World Discussion

2021-09-14: PKI Around The World Discussion

Stronger cybersecurity is an urgent global need. Some countries are better prepared than others. In the third installment of our Summer Series of educational videos, Ellen Thorén, program manager at Versasec, interviews our global VP of Sales, Will Houry, who shares his insights into public key infrastructure (PKI)-based identity and access management practices around the world. Read more...

2021-09-10: Versasec Expands Tech Teams

2021-09-10: Versasec Expands Tech Teams

The Versasec team is growing. We welcome Frédéric Mauraton and Usama Bilal to the Versasec family. Together they bring over 20 years of experience in Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and cryptography. Read more...

2021-09-07: vSECCMS61 Changing Credential Template on Already Issued Credentials

2021-09-07: vSECCMS61 Changing Credential Template on Already Issued Credentials

With the vSEC:CMS Admin application in vSEC:CMS S-Series Version 6.1, introduced last month, users can now change the credential template on an already issued credential. Templates are typically tied directly to security policies within the organization, and they change over time. Having to re-issue credentials when a policy changes is frustrating, time consuming and potentially expensive. Our new Template Update feature eliminates those problems, which is why our customers highly value this function. Read more...

2021-09-02: Versasec Promotes Adolfsson to Global Product Manager

2021-09-02: Versasec Promotes Adolfsson to Global Product Manager

During his nearly five years with Versasec, Anders Adolfsson has excelled in his work as a technical consultant in the Nordics and as our IT director. Today, we are happy to announce he is now the Global Product Manager for vSEC:CMS. Read more...

2021-08-31: PKI Cybersecurity on rise in ASEAN

2021-08-31: PKI Cybersecurity on rise in ASEAN

One of the world’s hottest markets for cybersecurity solutions today is the ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region, where public key infrastructure (PKI) is on the minds of IT staff at every enterprise and government agency. Read more...

2021-08-24: vSECCMS61 Our Improved User Self Service Benefits

2021-08-24: vSECCMS61 Our Improved User Self Service Benefits

With every new version of our flagship identity and access management solution, vSEC:CMS, we add in more value for its User Self-Service function. This important capability’s value was never more evident than when the world went into lockdown with the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers who had no option but to work at home could change their own user PINs and more without taking up valuable resources through their company’s help desks. Read more...

2021-08-17: Cybercrime is global and so is MFA

2021-08-17: Cybercrime is global and so is MFA

The biggest headline-grabbing cybersecurity breaches often originate in North America and Europe, but as we all know cybercrime is a global problem, and the same commonsense approaches to cybersecurity are applicable around the world. Read more...

2021-08-12: Hardware Based PKI Webinar

2021-08-12: Hardware Based PKI Webinar

Hardware-based public key infrastructure (PKI) cybersecurity is getting a lot of attention around the world as more companies examine their best options for thwarting data breaches. They are also learning that managing PKI devices, even remotely, is simple and the technology is highly effective. Read more...

2021-08-09: vSECCMS61 Exploring the new vSECCMS Agent

2021-08-09: vSECCMS61 Exploring the new vSECCMS Agent

At Versasec most of us are technophiles and wear that badge with pride. So it’s no small thing when I say the Agent application in our award-winning vSEC:CMS identity and access management solution is one of my favorite features. Many on our tech team agree. Check out our short video showing vSEC:CMS Agent in action to see why. Read more...

2021-08-02: Learn about PKI and MFA

2021-08-02: Learn about PKI and MFA

Welcome to the second installment in our Summer Series of video blogs. In case you missed it, I interviewed our CEO, Joakim Thoren, on multi-factor authentication (MFA) and why passwords alone are no longer enough to protect. Read more...

2021-07-28: MFA is Crucial

2021-07-28: MFA is Crucial

It's time for summer school -- but this one requires just a few minutes of your time and there is no homework. We’ve launched our Versasec Summer Series, a collection of short, educational video blogs that explore multi-factor authentication (MFA) and public key infrastructure (PKI). In this installment, I interview our CEO, Joakim Thoren, and we discuss why passwords alone do not offer enough protection for today’s enterprises. Read more...

2021-07-27: Versasec Registers With FSQS NL

2021-07-27: Versasec Registers With FSQS NL

I’m pleased to announce Versasec has met the stringent requirements to be a supplier to the prestigious Financial Services Qualification System – Netherlands (FSQS-NL). The certification shows we have been vetted to provide services to companies in industries that face stringent security requirements and regulations. Read more...

2021-07-21: Versasec Releases vSEC CMS S6.1

2021-07-21: Versasec Releases vSEC CMS S6.1

It’s a big week for our technical team and the entire company as we launch the newest version of vSEC:CMS S-Series today. Version 6.1 of our identity and access management (IAM) software offers a variety of new features and benefits, along with fixes and enhancements. Read more...

2021-07-13: FIDO

2021-07-13: FIDO

This week, we announced we’re now members of the FIDO Alliance, an open industry association focused on creating authentication standards so the world can reduce its reliance on passwords. Our commitment to the group is that we will help them change the nature of authentication -- after all, it’s what we do! Read more...

2021-07-08: Cybersecurity Denial and Cure

2021-07-08: Cybersecurity Denial and Cure

Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have many reasons why they are less concerned about cybersecurity than their larger cousins, but the truth is they should be just as worried. One of the easiest and most secure forms of cybersecurity is PKI-based multi-factor authentication (MFA), yet time and again the lack of this basic measure allows easy access for hackers. Here are the top 5 reasons companies give for shying away from MFA, and some of our counterarguments: Read more...

2021-06-24: Lowering Insurance Premiums With MFA

2021-06-24: Lowering Insurance Premiums With MFA

Our team here at Versasec is immersed in the benefits of multi-factor authentication (MFA) 24x7x365, but here’s one advantage you might not know about: many insurance companies provide discounts for businesses that employ MFA. Read more...

2021-06-17: Governments Working Hard To Better Protect User Identities

2021-06-17: Governments Working Hard To Better Protect User Identities

Better protecting user identities quickly became a top computer security concern once it became clear that poorly secured identities were the weakest links in cybersecurity. While enterprises took note and began working to strengthen their user access policies, governments and their agencies around the world are really the leaders in fighting cybercrime with solutions such as public key infrastructure-based multi-factor authentication. Read more...

2021-06-10: MFA Could Have Prevented Pipeline Attack

2021-06-10: MFA Could Have Prevented Pipeline Attack

When the Colonial Pipeline was hacked a few weeks back, it created shortages of fuel up and down the East Coast of the U.S. for days. In the weeks since the ransomware attack it has been determined the hackers, who call themselves “DarkSide,” infiltrated the system via an unprotected Virtual Private Network (VPN). Read more...

2021-06-09: ACME support now available in vSECCMS

2021-06-09: ACME support now available in vSECCMS

Our Versasec tech team recently announced our identity and access management solutions now support the Automatic Certificate Management Environment communications protocol (ACME). To ensure all is well, we have tested vSEC:CMS with several ACME clients. In this blog, I have interviewed our Chief Technology Officer, Joerg Dettmann, to discuss ACME and its benefits for Versasec customers. Read more...

2021-06-01: evolutionID

2021-06-01: evolutionID

Today we announced our partnership with evolutionID. The company, which is headquartered in Munich, provides ID management systems for physical access, such as smart ID cards, RFID cards, dual interface cards and more to many leading European companies. Now, our partnership allows them to bring full management of the public key infrastructure (PKI) security to their solutions. Read more...

2021-05-26: HW PKI BrightTALK

2021-05-26: HW PKI BrightTALK

In many corporations large and small, there remain a variety of unknowns around public key infrastructure (PKI) and what this critical user authenticating technology can mean for the organization. As many companies have learned the hard way, authentication should be at the very core of every organization. Read more...

2021-05-21: Diversity Day at Versasec

2021-05-21: Diversity Day at Versasec

Today is a good day to talk about the Versasec team. They deserve recognition every day, but today is special because the United Nations General Assembly has declared May 21st as the “World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development” One thing is certain about our team: We are diverse! Read more...

2021-05-13: Zero Trust and MFA Thwart Breaches

2021-05-13: Zero Trust and MFA Thwart Breaches

Over the weekend, a cyberattack against the largest gas pipeline disrupted fuel delivery to a huge swath of consumers along the central and southern U.S. East Coast. This latest attack has Biden administration officials and its critics finally agreeing on something: the need for improved cybersecurity measures around critical infrastructure. Read more...

2021-05-05: New perspective of the Versasec offices

2021-05-05: New perspective of the Versasec offices

Life and work are all about perspectives, sometimes quite literally. Recently, two of our software engineers got their hands on a drone and decided it was time for a new look at their work environment. Read more...

2021-04-28: 400 Customers

2021-04-28: 400 Customers

400. Four. Hundred. Four hundred. Four-zero-zero. 4-0-0! Read more...

2021-04-23: Support Microsoft MIM and FIM CM

2021-04-23: Support Microsoft MIM and FIM CM

The good news? Versasec makes migration to vSEC:CMS simple and fast. Read more...

2021-04-14: Making PKI Inroads in Egypt

2021-04-14: Making PKI Inroads in Egypt

Versasec’s Global Presence is a Big Plus for this Software Engineer! Read more...

2021-03-31: Versasec Releases vSEC CMS S6.0

2021-03-31: Versasec Releases vSEC CMS S6.0

For the Versasec team, it's as exciting as a favorite holiday as we announce Version 6.0 of our flagship product, vSEC:CMS S-Series. Read more...

2021-03-18: How To Use BitLocker with Smart Cards

2021-03-18: How To Use BitLocker with Smart Cards

Data theft remains one of the greatest challenges and threats for many corporations during the time of COVID-19 With the growing number of mobile workers worldwide, the threats of data theft from lost and stolen laptops or other devices is becoming more prevalent. That is why the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system comes together with a nifty feature that addresses these threats: It is known as BitLocker Drive Encryption. BitLocker protects data by providing encryption for entire volumes. Such security can be further enhanced by using smart cards or smart tokens to encrypt data on the computer using BitLocker. That means that if the drive or volume needs to be decrypted, the smart card/token used to perform the drive encryption earlier will need to be readily available before the decryption process can proceed. Read more...

2021-03-15: Versasec logs best year yet

2021-03-15: Versasec logs best year yet

The big joke at the start of this year was, “Hindsight is 2020, and 2020 is now hindsight.” In so many ways, 2020 was a terrible year for the world, but looking past the pandemic gives us an opportunity to also reflect on some of the things about 2020 that were good. Read more...

2021-02-24: Learning lots from Thales Accelerate 2021

2021-02-24: Learning lots from Thales Accelerate 2021

As social distancing and stay-at-home orders continue, virtual events are on the rise and here to stay. For many companies looking to pivot their marketing and development strategy to virtual, this success story highlights both the challenges and new ways of thinking required for successful partnership development when we can’t meet partners and customers face to face. Read more...

2021-02-18: Feeling SASE

2021-02-18: Feeling SASE

The growth of mobile, edge and cloud data are spotlighting the ineffectiveness and clunkiness of relying on the enterprise data center as the focal point for user access. Read more...

2021-01-25: Sandia National Laboratories Casestudy

2021-01-25: Sandia National Laboratories Casestudy

For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues. As a seasoned security provider, they recognized the need to replace their legacy PKI system and turned to Versasec, through Versasec partner Envoy, to migrate their systems. Read more...

2021-01-12: Effective Remote PKI Management

2021-01-12: Effective Remote PKI Management

Due to the 2020 global pandemic, companies are facing a new normal in how to conduct business. One of the challenges is how to securely manage and protect the identity and authentication of the workforce. Despite some claims companies should be investing more money to displace PKI, it’s completely unnecessary. Securely managing PKI credentials for work-from-home employees is not new to Versasec. We have been issuing and managing PKI devices remotely for years. Versasec vSEC:CMS has PIV and CAC PKI support with unique support of challenge/response to unblock devices remotely and securely while users are offline from their home. That means there is no reason not to continue using the highest level of security, even during the pandemic. Read more...

2020-12-22: Microsoft Store

2020-12-22: Microsoft Store

Now available in the Microsoft Store, vSEC:TOOL K-Series Helps Users Evaluate PKI credential rollout plans. Read more...

2020-12-18: QnA with Brian Trzupek at DigiCert

2020-12-18: QnA with Brian Trzupek at DigiCert

Versasec integrates with all of your other CAs and we have had a close partnership for a long time. We have invested and since released vSEC:CMS which integrates with DigiCert ONE. The IAM and MFA market is exploding with new inventions and standards, so we wanted to understand what is unique about DigiCert ONE and also your take on PKI's future. Read our entire interview with Brian Trzupek, SVP of Emerging Markets at DigiCert. Read more...

2020-12-16: Team Building in the time of Covid

2020-12-16: Team Building in the time of Covid

I didn’t fully grasp the concept of being part of a multinational company until I joined Versasec. Read more...

2020-11-30: APEX2020

2020-11-30: APEX2020

We are excited to be a part of the annual Apica Performance Excellence Summit now on 12/3/2020! Read more...

2020-10-12: Expand WHfB

2020-10-12: Expand WHfB

In Microsoft Windows 10, Windows Hello for Business (WHfB) replaces passwords with two-factor authentication on PCs. This authentication consists of a new type of user credential that is tied to the PC crypto chip (TPM) and uses biometric and/or PIN. Read more...

2020-09-08: VISA 1FA EMV

2020-09-08: VISA 1FA EMV

Using strong authentication, two-factor authentication based on smart cards and PIN, EMV enabled a game changing shift in liability from the credit card companies, to the card holder. Is this still the case if the PIN is not used? Read more...

2020-08-27: NIST ZTA

2020-08-27: NIST ZTA

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a Special Publication that digs deeper into Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) and the importance of secure provisioning. Read more...

2020-06-08: vSECCMS S5.8

2020-06-08: vSECCMS S5.8

Version 5.8 is the fastest version of vSEC:CMS that we have ever made. In our tests we see 15 times faster startup of the system – that alone is worth the upgrade. In vSEC:CMS version 5.8 we have enhanced the integration with virtual credentials such as Microsoft WHfB and Thales IDPrime Virtual. It is now easier than ever before, to set up a state-of-the-art credential management solution remotely, for all your organization. Read more...

2020-04-22: Corona USS Rollout

2020-04-22: Corona USS Rollout

The vSEC:CMS credential management system has many options when it comes to deploying digital identities within an organisation, further it has the longest list of supported strong authentication credentials. Versasec provides an extensive menu of options. In these “Corona times”, when a large population, if not all the user population is remote and working from home, some of the deployment options might be easier to adopt than others. Attributes such as Virtual and Self-Issuance for example typically get a higher score. Read more...

2020-04-14: CJ Supporting healthcare frontline in Malaysia

2020-04-14: CJ Supporting healthcare frontline in Malaysia

With Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading like wildfire across the globe and taking over the headlines, governments around the world have implemented stay at home measures. Flattening the curve is in all our minds, slowing down and stopping the spread of the virus is critical to not overwhelm our health care system. Read more...

2020-03-31: vSECTOOL K3.0

2020-03-31: vSECTOOL K3.0

The Key Tool, aka K-Series, has been around since the very first version of vSEC:CMS. It is provided free of charge directly from versasec.com. The K-Series provides all the basic PKI credential management features as standalone functions. It is a perfect tool for confirming your PKI credential rollout plan or problem-solving your current PKI token. Read more...

2020-03-11: vSECCMS S57 Supports WHfB

2020-03-11: vSECCMS S57 Supports WHfB

It's long been established that Versasec's vSEC:CMS solutions support the most devices, whether its physical smart cards, tokens or devices or virtual smart cards. And, with the introduction of vSEC:CMS S5.7, we're announcing support of Windows Hello for Business (WHfB), Microsoft's new alternative to virtual smart cards available in Windows 10. WHfB is Microsoft's next generation virtual smart card and offers several exciting features, including the use of biometrics identifiers and ease of use for Windows Logon. Read more...

2020-01-29: SAM To vSECCMS

2020-01-29: SAM To vSECCMS

As Versasec partner Thales ends support for its popular SafeNet Authentication Manager (SAM), we interviewed Versasec VP of Sales William Houry on how SAM customers can easily migrate to the latest version of vSEC:CMS, Versasec's award-winning and leading credential management solution. Read more...

2020-01-28: vSECCMS S5.7

2020-01-28: vSECCMS S5.7

This may be our most ambitious new release of vSEC:CMS in years: today, we’re introducing the S-Series Version 5.7, which includes a slew of enhancements, ease-of-use upgrades, and the ability to manage Windows Hello for Business (WHfB) credentials. We’ve also added in new backend checks to verify users requesting to enroll credentials, we have created a new 64-bit version for integration with 64-bit Thales/Gemalto DPoD, and much more. Read more...

2019-12-19: QnA with CJ Lau

2019-12-19: QnA with CJ Lau

Versasec continues to expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and recently opened an office in Kuala Lampur to service existing customers and deploy its award-winning vSEC:CMS product suite. We interviewed Chin Jien "CJ" Lau, who is leading operations as a technical consultant in the Versasec Kuala Lumpur office to provide an inside view of the expected growth of multifactor authentication in the APAC region. Read more...

2019-12-05: Athens 2019

2019-12-05: Athens 2019

The full Versasec team recently convened in Athens, Greece, to reconnect with fellow employees from around the globe, discuss the future of cybersecurity, and help determine how the leader in two-factor authentication and identity and access management will continuously improve its ability to assist small-to-medium-sized businesses and global organizations in securing their data and physical assets. Read more...

2019-11-25: An Eye Toward 2020

2019-11-25: An Eye Toward 2020

With the new year right around the corner, it's time to make a few predictions on the two-factor authentication trends our team at Versasec expects to see in 2020. Read more...

2019-11-15: Cybersecurity Trends Survey

2019-11-15: Cybersecurity Trends Survey

As 2019 comes to a close, Versasec is issuing its annual cybersecurity trends survey to audit the industry on up-and-coming 2020 cybersecurity trends. The 2020 Versasec Cybersecurity survey covers topics on IT cybersecurity spending, cybersecurity technology trends and forecasts for technology purchases. Go ahead and take the survey right here: Read more...

2019-09-30: Versasec vSECCMS on Amazon AWS

2019-09-30: Versasec vSECCMS on Amazon AWS

Working with our vSEC:CMS C-Series is easier than ever with the availability to deploy, personalize and manage user authentication credentials through the cloud in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. Read more...

2019-09-25: Ditch PIV PUK

2019-09-25: Ditch PIV PUK

If you’ve ever blocked the PIN code to your mobile phone, then you know using a personal unlocking key (PUK) can be a hassle. Most mobile phones use a PUK for resetting a lost or forgotten PIN. These PUK codes often are difficult to remember, and most users do not have them handy when needed. Read more...

2019-09-16: vSECCMS It is all about Connections

2019-09-16: vSECCMS It is all about Connections

Our customers have enough to worry about: their jobs revolve around keeping hackers and inside threats at bay by utilizing smart cards, tokens and other security devices. They work with us because we understand – and address -- their pain points by making it simple and quick for them to manage all those security devices. Read more...

2019-09-03: Hacked through Keyboard Sounds

2019-09-03: Hacked through Keyboard Sounds

Listen up! In yet another study showing the flaws in password-based computer security systems, the Southern Methodist University in Texas is reporting that it's possible to guess a person's password simply by listening to the sounds made by keyboard keys as they are pressed. Read more...

2019-08-30: Biometrics hack puts 1 million in jeopardy

2019-08-30: Biometrics hack puts 1 million in jeopardy

Perhaps our Paul Foley said it best in his "Biometrics and 2FA" blog in May: "One set of fingerprints. One set of retinas. That's all we have." If compromised, these bits of data cannot simply be exchanged for something else. Read more...

2019-08-14: The big reveal vSECCMS 5.6 is here

2019-08-14: The big reveal vSECCMS 5.6 is here

Summer in Europe is a quiet time for many companies based there, but Versasec developers have been diligently pushing ahead through these warm months with improvements to vSEC:CMS. Today, we're rolling out Version 5.6 and showcasing a variety of enhancements and improvements to our flagship identity and access management solution. Read more...

2019-08-12: Future of Identity and Access Management

2019-08-12: Future of Identity and Access Management

In June at Entrust Datacard's Vision 2019, the panel discussion, "Future of Identity, Payments and Digital Security," monitored by Tony Ball, Sr. Vice President and General Manager Secure Access for Entrust Datacard, brought together executives from Experian, nCipher Security, Visa and Microsoft. The panel discussed the future of identity, payment and digital security, noting that humans now occupy a digital world that requires that we expose our personal data and identity every day. From online shopping and online bill pay to subscribing to a medical portal requires that users provide their name, credit card information, address and even Social Security number. While most of us are more aware of security breaches, many still happily part with this information.It all comes down to this: Convenience has made us reckless with our security. Read more...

2019-08-07: Go Remote but Keep Your Companys Data Safe

2019-08-07: Go Remote but Keep Your Companys Data Safe

Companies around the globe are conducting remote worker tests. It’s one week where employees are encouraged to work from home. As summer continues, more and more companies are using the #goremote hashtag to signify their organizations are challenging employees to work from home and enjoy a flexible work schedule. Many companies embrace remote work because it helps reduce carbon footprint and dramatically improves work-life balance, as employees are not fighting bumper-to-bumper traffic during traditionally heavy commute times. Read more...

2019-07-24: APAC News

2019-07-24: APAC News

Our company is further expanding into APAC with a new office in Kuala Lumpur. We've hired Chin Jien "CJ" Lau to lead sales and marketing efforts in the region. Read more...

2019-06-27: Update on GDPR 1 Year In

2019-06-27: Update on GDPR 1 Year In

It's been just over a year since the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were enacted, and a lot has happened in the past 13 months. Since its inception on May 25, 2018, the EU has processed 206,326 GDPR violation instances, ranging from complaints, data breach notifications and other potential issues. Supervisory Authorities from 11 EEA countries imposed a total of €55,955,871 in fines to date. Still, the fines are not ubiquitous: countries including Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the U.K have issued no fines to date. Read more...

2019-06-26: Do not wait to migrate from unsupported Microsoft FIM CM or MIM CM

2019-06-26: Do not wait to migrate from unsupported Microsoft FIM CM or MIM CM

It’s been more than 18 months since Microsoft announced it would cease credential management (CM) support for its Forefront Identity Manager (FIM), its identity and access card management system, and its successor product, Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM). Since this announcement, Versasec has helped many FIM/MIM CM customers migrate to the Versasec vSEC:CMS, and we’re continuing to do so. Read more...

2019-06-13: SIM Swapping Cryptocurrency Theft Case Exposes OTP Weaknesses

2019-06-13: SIM Swapping Cryptocurrency Theft Case Exposes OTP Weaknesses

News articles provide reasons nearly every week of why pushed one-time passwords (OTP) and out-of-band as identification are terrible ideas when it comes to data security. Read more...

2019-05-23: Congratulations to Thales and Gemalto

2019-05-23: Congratulations to Thales and Gemalto

2019-05-21: Best Procedures for Unblocking PIN Codes Using vSEC CMS

2019-05-21: Best Procedures for Unblocking PIN Codes Using vSEC CMS

2019-05-14: 2FA Solution Unwrapped vSEC CMS 5 5 is now available

2019-05-14: 2FA Solution Unwrapped vSEC CMS 5 5 is now available

2019-05-02: Biometrics and 2FA

2019-05-02: Biometrics and 2FA

2019-04-25: Global Credential Management Solutions CMS Market to Triple by 2025

2019-04-25: Global Credential Management Solutions CMS Market to Triple by 2025

2019-04-09: Why You Need 2FA for Zero Trust Policies

2019-04-09: Why You Need 2FA for Zero Trust Policies

2019-02-13: DoD gets serious about DFARS compliance

2019-02-13: DoD gets serious about DFARS compliance

2019-02-07: Versasec Unveiling vSec CMS 5.4

2019-02-07: Versasec Unveiling vSec CMS 5.4

2019-01-11: QnA With Dan Isaaman

2019-01-11: QnA With Dan Isaaman

2018-12-20: Starwood Hack Reinforces Need to Follow Basics of Zero Trust

2018-12-20: Starwood Hack Reinforces Need to Follow Basics of Zero Trust

2018-12-06: Top Five Cybersecurity Myths You Need to Stop Believing

2018-12-06: Top Five Cybersecurity Myths You Need to Stop Believing

2018-12-03: Despite Their Uniqueness Even Fingerprints Can be Hacked

2018-12-03: Despite Their Uniqueness Even Fingerprints Can be Hacked

2018-11-28: QnA with Sven Hammar

2018-11-28: QnA with Sven Hammar

2018-11-15: Mobile Workforces Drive Demand for Virtual Smart Cards

2018-11-15: Mobile Workforces Drive Demand for Virtual Smart Cards

2018-11-05: Six Months in GDPR Costs Exceeded Expectations

2018-11-05: Six Months in GDPR Costs Exceeded Expectations

2018-10-24: Global Credential Management Solutions Market to Reach 1 8 Billion by 2025

2018-10-24: Global Credential Management Solutions Market to Reach 1 8 Billion by 2025

2018-10-23: New Data Reveals Three Out of Four Employees Present Security Risk

2018-10-23: New Data Reveals Three Out of Four Employees Present Security Risk

2018-10-16: Versasec Unveiling vSec CMS 5.3

2018-10-16: Versasec Unveiling vSec CMS 5.3

2018-09-24: Versasec Unanimously Selected for SMED

2018-09-24: Versasec Unanimously Selected for SMED

2018-09-19: Temporary Passwords Results in Serious Customer Data Breach for Westpac

2018-09-19: Temporary Passwords Results in Serious Customer Data Breach for Westpac

2018-08-23: NIST Will Target SMBs Cybersecurity Education

2018-08-23: NIST Will Target SMBs Cybersecurity Education

2018-08-06: SMS Based 2FA the Culprit in Reddits Data Breach

2018-08-06: SMS Based 2FA the Culprit in Reddits Data Breach

2018-07-29: Google Keeps Phishing Hacks at Bay with Security Keys

2018-07-29: Google Keeps Phishing Hacks at Bay with Security Keys

2018-07-25: Microsoft FIM MIM Users Versasec is Making Migration to vSec CMS Easy

2018-07-25: Microsoft FIM MIM Users Versasec is Making Migration to vSec CMS Easy

2018-07-24: Versasec University Video Tutorials on Tap for the Summer

2018-07-24: Versasec University Video Tutorials on Tap for the Summer