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Our blog addresses the latest security trends and stories. The posts discuss how identity and access management are playing a larger role in keeping corporate data safe as well as brand reputations intact.

Advanced Authentication Market to Reach $7 Billion USD by 2023

Advanced Authentication Market to Reach $7 Billion USD by 2023

In its recent report, "Advanced Authentication Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2023," technology research firm Market Research Future provided insight into why the advanced authentication market will grow…


Blockchain - More Than Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain – More Than Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain is being hailed as a serious security contender, from protecting data to fortifying digital apps, and thanks to cryptocurrencies it is gaining...


Cheers To 10 Years!

Cheers To 10 Years!

In 2007, the iPhone and Amazon's Kindle were introduced (each priced at $399); Skybus launched and boasted one-way flights starting at just $10; the UK banned smoking in public places, and the Boston Red Sox won the…


The US Makes Cyber Command a Priority

The US Makes Cyber Command a Priority

Amidst a sea of controversy, the current United States government just made a significant announcement about US cyber security. Covered in Wired Magazine, "the Trump administration will elevate United States Cyber…


Criminal Data Breaches Will Cost Businesses $8 Trillion Over Next Five Years

Criminal Data Breaches Will Cost Businesses $8 Trillion Over Next Five Years

U.K.-based analyst firm Juniper Research estimates criminal data breaches will cost businesses more than $8 trillion over the next five years. Juniper's new research report, "The Future of Cybercrime & Security:…


Cogito's Managing Director Richard Brown discusses the benefits of protecting corporate data.

Cogito’s Managing Director Richard Brown discusses the benefits of protecting corporate data.

We're pleased to offer a third installation of our quarterly partner blog series. We recently spoke with Richard Brown, Cogito's Managing Director, and he provided valuable insights on the two-factor authentication…


Weak Passwords Take Down British Parliament

Weak Passwords Take Down British Parliament

Notch another victory for hackers, courtesy of weak passwords. It appears hackers were able to take down the British Parliament's email system by identifying accounts with weak passwords and breaching them.


Don't Throw Away Your Passports Just Yet

Don’t Throw Away Your Passports Just Yet

It seems lately that more countries are turning to biometrics to ensure the safety of their borders. This January, Australia vowed it will replace...


New US Presidential Administration Can Avoid 'Podesta Effect'

New US Presidential Administration Can Avoid ‘Podesta Effect’

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…


2017 Versasec Security Trends Survey

2017 Versasec Security Trends Survey

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...


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