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
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
400. Four. Hundred. Four hundred. Four-zero-zero. 4-0-0! Read more...
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
Versasec’s Global Presence is a Big Plus for this Software Engineer! Read more...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I didn’t fully grasp the concept of being part of a multinational company until I joined Versasec. Read more...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2019-05-21: Best Procedures for Unblocking PIN Codes Using vSEC CMS
2019-05-14: 2FA Solution Unwrapped vSEC CMS 5 5 is now available
2019-05-02: Biometrics and 2FA
2019-04-25: Global Credential Management Solutions CMS Market to Triple by 2025
2019-04-09: Why You Need 2FA for Zero Trust Policies
2019-02-13: DoD gets serious about DFARS compliance
2019-02-07: Versasec Unveiling vSec CMS 5.4
2019-01-11: QnA With Dan Isaaman
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
2018-12-03: Despite Their Uniqueness Even Fingerprints Can be Hacked
2018-11-28: QnA with Sven Hammar
2018-11-15: Mobile Workforces Drive Demand for Virtual Smart Cards
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
2018-10-23: New Data Reveals Three Out of Four Employees Present Security Risk
2018-10-16: Versasec Unveiling vSec CMS 5.3
2018-09-24: Versasec Unanimously Selected for SMED
2018-09-19: Temporary Passwords Results in Serious Customer Data Breach for Westpac
2018-08-23: NIST Will Target SMBs Cybersecurity Education
2018-08-06: SMS Based 2FA the Culprit in Reddits Data Breach
2018-07-29: Google Keeps Phishing Hacks at Bay with Security Keys
2018-07-25: Microsoft FIM MIM Users Versasec is Making Migration to vSec CMS Easy
2018-07-24: Versasec University Video Tutorials on Tap for the Summer
2018-07-02: Australian Department of Defence Selects Versasec and Cogito for 2FA Needs
2018-05-23: While Security Concerns Abound in Asia Pacific Region its Still Not a Priority
2018-05-16: QnA With Olov Renberg Cofounder and CO of Behaviosec
2018-04-24: Carolina Martinez Joins Us As Director of US Operations
2018-04-09: Largest Swiss Insurance Company Mobiliar Chooses Versasec for Identity and Access Management Solutions
2018-03-06: GDPR Concerns Smart Card Deployment Among Top Security Trends Our Survey Shows
2018-01-26: Swedish Technology Companies Lead the World in Security
2018-01-09: Lessons Learned from 2017s High Profile Security Breaches
2017-12-12: Advanced Authentication Market to Reach 7 Billion USD by 2023
2017-10-30: Blockchain More Than Cryptocurrencies
2017-10-11: Versasec 10 Years
2017-08-23: The US Makes Cyber Command a Priority
2017-08-21: Criminal Data Breaches Will Cost Businesses 8 Trillion Over Next Five Years
2017-07-17: Cogitos Managing Director Richard Brown Discusses the Benefits of Protecting Corporate Data
2017-06-28: Weak Passwords Take Down British Parliament
2017-06-21: Dont Throw Away Your Passports Just Yet
2017-01-31: New US Presidential Administration Can Avoid Podesta Effect
2017-01-23: Authentication and Identity Management on the Rise in 2017
2016-12-21: Versasec Ends 2016 On a High Note
2016-12-13: 2017 Versasec Security Trends Survey
2016-06-22: Versasec Receives Security Industry Recognition
2016-04-08: 2 Trillion Thats How Much Cybercrime Will Cost Globally in 2019
2016-03-30: IT Security Survey Shows Smes Want Affordable Solutions
2016-03-28: Analyst Interview of Versasec CEO Puts Spotlight on IAM
2016-01-08: Authentication Can Stop Hackers or 2015 Hacks in Review
2015-10-23: What Exactly is the Corporate Boards Role in Securing the Enterprise
2015-10-14: Board of Directors Are More Concerned About Security Than Ever Before