Article posted: Aug 06, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

Another day, another data breach, as social news aggregation platform Reddit just announced it was breached. With the GDPR regulations in effect, more organizations are quickly reporting breaches and investigating their causes to avoid stiff penalties. The latest breach affecting Reddit demonstrates the dangers of using SMS for two-factor authentication.

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Article posted: Jul 29, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

We all know strong security requires more than just a user name and password and have long been proponents of the cost-effective nature of smart cards and security keys. Managing those keys and cards (both physical and digital) is the basis of our business, after all!

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Article posted: Apr 24, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

Carolina Martinez, a longtime executive at Versasec partner Gemalto, is joining our team as Director of U.S. Operations and we couldn't be happier. As part of our team, Carolina is responsible for one of our most important markets and her work includes establishing new customer relationships, overseeing customer interactions and ensuring customer satisfaction across the Americas.

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Article posted: Dec 12, 2017

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

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 significantly, topping $7B USD by 2023.

Among the report highlights, Market Research Future noted that new identity and access technologies are driving sales and market growth. Advanced authentication adds an additional layer of security to standard username and password authentication method. Identity and access management companies recognize that hackers are stealing identity badges and numeric PINs. In response, they have developed different authentication techniques such as one-time passwords (OTPs), biometrics and virtual smart cards.

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Article posted: Jan 31, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

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 protections for the government's data.

That's welcome news to anyone but enemies of the US, and it's a trend more and more enterprises of all sizes are embracing as well. And if they take advice from security experts, they will implement multiple-factor user authentication. It's among the easiest and most effective means for protecting an organization's most valuable assets, and with help from companies like Versasec, managing the setup, cards, credentials and more is simple, cost effective, and keeps their data protected.

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Article posted: Jan 23, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

More than nine out of 10 organizations are using two-factor authentication to protect at least one application, according to a recent Gemalto survey on Authentication and Identity Management. Gemalto polled 1,150 IT decision makers from around the globe in late 2016 to gain insights into organizations' identity and access management practices. The poll results are welcome fodder for security companies who have been saying all along that multiple-factor user authentication is among the easiest and most effective means for protecting an organization's most valuable assets.

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Article posted: Nov 01, 2015

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

Your home provides shelter for your family and likely houses important documents, maybe some cash and jewelry, and perhaps the rare stamp collection you inherited from your Uncle Stanley. You want all of these things to be protected, so you visit a locksmith and purchase the best lock money can buy for your front door. You like the lock so much you put one on the back door, too.

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