The Versasec Blog

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

2018-07-02: Australian Department of Defence Selects Versasec and Cogito for 2FA Needs

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

2018-05-23: 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

2018-05-16: QnA With Olov Renberg Cofounder and CO of Behaviosec

2018-04-24: Carolina Martinez Joins Us As Director of US Operations

2018-04-24: 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

2018-04-09: 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

2018-03-06: GDPR Concerns Smart Card Deployment Among Top Security Trends Our Survey Shows

2018-01-26: Swedish Technology Companies Lead the World in Security

2018-01-26: Swedish Technology Companies Lead the World in Security

2018-01-09: Lessons Learned from 2017s High Profile Security Breaches

2018-01-09: Lessons Learned from 2017s High Profile Security Breaches

2017-12-12: Advanced Authentication Market to Reach 7 Billion USD by 2023

2017-12-12: Advanced Authentication Market to Reach 7 Billion USD by 2023

2017-10-30: Blockchain More Than Cryptocurrencies

2017-10-30: Blockchain More Than Cryptocurrencies

2017-10-11: Versasec 10 Years

2017-10-11: Versasec 10 Years

2017-08-23: The US Makes Cyber Command a Priority

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

2017-08-21: 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

2017-07-17: Cogitos Managing Director Richard Brown Discusses the Benefits of Protecting Corporate Data

2017-06-28: Weak Passwords Take Down British Parliament

2017-06-28: Weak Passwords Take Down British Parliament

2017-06-21: Dont Throw Away Your Passports Just Yet

2017-06-21: Dont Throw Away Your Passports Just Yet

2017-01-31: New US Presidential Administration Can Avoid Podesta Effect

2017-01-31: New US Presidential Administration Can Avoid Podesta Effect

2017-01-23: Authentication and Identity Management on the Rise in 2017

2017-01-23: Authentication and Identity Management on the Rise in 2017

2016-12-21: Versasec Ends 2016 On a High Note

2016-12-21: Versasec Ends 2016 On a High Note

2016-12-13: 2017 Versasec Security Trends Survey

2016-12-13: 2017 Versasec Security Trends Survey

2016-06-22: Versasec Receives Security Industry Recognition

2016-06-22: Versasec Receives Security Industry Recognition

2016-04-08: 2 Trillion Thats How Much Cybercrime Will Cost Globally in 2019

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

2016-03-30: IT Security Survey Shows Smes Want Affordable Solutions

2016-03-28: Analyst Interview of Versasec CEO Puts Spotlight on IAM

2016-03-28: Analyst Interview of Versasec CEO Puts Spotlight on IAM

2016-01-08: Authentication Can Stop Hackers or 2015 Hacks in Review

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

2015-10-23: 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

2015-10-14: Board of Directors Are More Concerned About Security Than Ever Before