Article posted: May 31, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

There's been lots of talk around the world about "GDPR", the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, which was implemented across the EU last week (May 25).

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Article posted: May 23, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

A recent Frost & Sullivan study of Asia-Pacific organizations reported key security concerns from undetected security breaches to online brand impersonation. The industry analyst firm reported one in four organizations in Asia-Pacific have experienced a cybersecurity incident, and 27 percent of organizations admitted they could not determine if their data was breached because they don't conduct data breach assessments.

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Article posted: May 14, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

A U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee report released earlier this week confirms there was some meddling in the 2016 election cycle by Russian-linked operatives. While the publicly released report summary, entitled "Russian Targeting of Election Infrastructure During the 2016 Election," shows voting systems in as many as 21 states were targeted, the impact was largely negligible.

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Article posted: Apr 09, 2018

By Adam Bostwick, Versasec business development engineer

Faced with the challenge of updating its aging computer equipment and maintaining two-factor authentication (2FA) throughout its 4,900+ organization, Mobiliar turned to Versasec.

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Article posted: Mar 15, 2018

By Adam Bostwick, Versasec business development engineer

Versasec partner certgate is one of the leading IT security providers in the mobile communications industry. The companies are working together to protect organizations' mobile and computer devices against hackers, data leakage and especially unauthorized access. Any Bluetooth-enabled device, including desktops, laptops, etc., is easily read by cergate's combination card reader and visual badge holder, AirID.

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Article posted: Jan 23, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

Our development team spent a lot of time last year focused on the client side of our identity and access management solution, with a heavy emphasis on user self-service. In fact, those improvements and enhancements figure prominently in vSEC:CMS 5.0, which was released last week.

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Article posted: Dec 14, 2017

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is one of the most powerful and well-established techniques for strengthening user credentials. The U.S. government requires all its employees, contractors and vendors use 2FA. And businesses of all types should follow suit.

Our partners at Yubico agree. They've written a blog about how we work together, and we invite you to take a look by visiting https://www.yubico.com/2017/12/2fa…

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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: Oct 16, 2017

By Marcus Hartwig, Versasec GM Americas

Versasec has repeatedly warned that text messages should noy be used as two-factor authentication. Now, Positive Technologies has proved that point decisively but demonstrating the ease of hacking into a bitcoin wallet by intercepting a text message. The Verge reported Positive Technologies posted a video about how easy it is to access a bitcoin wallet by intercepting text messages in transit.

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Article posted: Aug 17, 2017

By Nick Budden, Versasec Technical Consultant

Verasec has an impressive network of certified partners around the world, and one of the ways we ensure they have a great experience in working with us and with their customers who buy Versasec solutions is with our issuer tool.

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Article posted: Aug 09, 2017

By Adam Bostwick, Versasec

It's happened again: A third-party contractor has been deemed responsible for the latest, highly-publicized data breach. This time the company hit was Anthem, where a contractor has been charged with emailing a document containing more than 18,500 Anthem members' information to his personal email address. This information included Medicare ID numbers containing social security numbers, Health Plan ID numbers, as well as Medicare contract numbers and enrollment dates.

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Article posted: Jul 17, 2017

Q&A with Richard Brown, Cogito Managing Director

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 market and discussed why Cogito's Jellyfish is gaining in popularity.

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Article posted: Jul 10, 2017

By William Houry, Vice President of Sales

No matter the industry or its level of security, at least some employees at every enterprise today require access to their corporate networks via mobile devices. Most rely on physical smart cards for user authentication and access, yet there's another low-cost and even simpler solution: Just-in-Time (JIT) virtual smart cards (VSCs) (find more information about smart cards here: https://versasec.com/smart-cards.php).

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Article posted: Jun 07, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

It's no surprise that as the numbers of places where voters can make their election choices electronically increase so, too, do concerns around security, reliability, privacy and safety. But when you're in our business, you know that the technology certainly exists to ensure electronic voting addresses every one of those concerns.

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Article posted: May 25, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

It's not often that Mashable writes about two-factor authentication (2FA), but it's a sign that personal security is being threatened and organizations and individuals are concerned. The latest malware virus, WannaCry, shocked the security industry and exploited older operating and legacy systems, shutting down hospitals in the UK and large multinational organizations around the world.

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Article posted: Apr 12, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

Cities in tornado zones have emergency sirens for a reason: to alert their populations of impending potential major storms, hail or other emergency situations either in the city or in surrounding environs. So, imagine the sheer panic raised when all 156 of Dallas' tornado sirens were sounding for approximately 90 minutes during the wee hours of the night over this past weekend.

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Article posted: Apr 11, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

Analyst research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) says companies are prepared to spend more money on their security this year. Its recently updated Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide, forecasts worldwide revenue for security-related hardware, software and services will reach $81.7 billion in 2017, an increase of 8.2 percent over 2016. IDC's Spending Guides provide a granular view of key technology markets from a regional, vertical industry use case, buyer, and technology perspective.

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Article posted: Mar 22, 2017

Q&A with Tomas Gustavsson, PrimeKey CTO

Here at Versasec, we're building strong partnerships with the security industry's leading companies, including PrimeKey. Recently, we sat down with Tomas Gustavsson, CTO at PrimeKey, and asked him a series of questions. Here's Mr. Gustavsson's perspective on two-factor authentication, PKI, IAM and more.

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Article posted: Dec 13, 2016

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

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 more and more companies are and will be using multi-factor authentication to secure their data.

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Article posted: Nov 15, 2016

Q&A with Jerrod Chong, Yubico Vice President of Solutions

Here at Versasec, we're building strong partnerships with the security industry's leading companies, including Yubico. Recently, we sat down with Jerrod Chong, Yubico's Vice President of Solutions, and asked him a series of questions. Here's Mr. Chong's perspective on two-factor authentication, YubiKeys versus traditional smart cards, IAM and more.

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