Article posted: May 21, 2019

By Declan Inglis, Versasec, Delivery Engineer

With so many organizations realizing they need two-factor identification to better secure their systems and data, most of those also understand how credential management solutions (CMS), like our vSEC:CMS S-Series, can help. One of the most common requests we hear from organizations implementing vSEC:CMS revolves around unblocking PIN codes.

Here are the best procedures for unblocking PIN codes for smart cards in each specific situation:

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Article posted: May 14, 2019

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

Our development team has been hard at work over the last several months, culminating with today's roll-out of vSEC:CMS 5.5, the most powerful version of our flagship identity and access management (IAM) solution yet.

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Article posted: May 02, 2019

By Paul Foley, Versasec, Professional Services Director, Founder

One set of fingerprints. One set of retinas. That's all we have. Using them and other biometric factors such as palm prints, voice and facial recognition as forms of identification can be risky. If that data is compromised or stolen, refer to the first three sentences in this blog. And it happens. In 2015, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management was breached, and the hackers got away with more than 5.6 million government employee fingerprints.

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Article posted: Apr 25, 2019

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

The Credential Management Solutions (CMS) market is poised to triple over the next eight years, growing from more than $511 million in 2017 to $1.8 billion in 2025, at a CAGR rate of 17.7 percent per year from 2018 to 2025, according to Verified Market Research.

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Article posted: Apr 09, 2019

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

What is "Zero Trust?" First coined by Forrester Research, it describes a security model in which no one is assumed to be trusted. As former Forrester Analyst John Kindervag explained, "You can't think about trusted and untrusted users."

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Article posted: Feb 07, 2019

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

If you've been waiting for our next iteration of vSEC:CMS, your wait is over. Version 5.4 of our industry-leading identity and access management (IAM) solution is more powerful than ever and contains a slew of important upgrades and enhancements, some of which were suggested by our loyal user community.

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Article posted: Jan 11, 2019

Q&A with Dan Isaaman, Dot Origin Co-Founder & Technology Director

For the latest installment of our partner and customer Q&A blog series, we spoke with Dan Isaaman, Co-Founder and Technology Director of Guildford, UK-based Dot Origin Ltd. Dot Origin, founded in 1997, is a leading distributor and developer of products and solutions that use smartcards and other hardware-based security technologies for applications including physical security, logical (IT/network) security, PKI, encryption, loyalty, process automation, payment, transport and many others. Dot Origin, which also has offices in the U.S., has direct relationships with many manufacturers and software vendors in the security industry including Versasec, ACS, Gemalto, G&D, HID, Identiv, MULTOS, NXP, and Thales, and it stocks, sells and supports their products through a network of resellers and sales channels. Our discussion with Dan focused on smartcards.

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Article posted: Dec 06, 2018

By Jack Foster, VPN Geeks

With the increased allegations of privacy hacking, unauthorized data usage and access, and election interference, cybersecurity software is booming. Considering risks such as ransomware, illegal access of private data and weaponized IoT devices, users are looking for the best ways to protect their sensitive information.

But, the first step to knowing how to improve your data protection levels is to understand the top five myths about cybersecurity.

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Article posted: Dec 03, 2018

By Martin Scholz, R&D Manager

Each of us has fingerprints that are unique, so it makes sense that we'd like to use them to secure our devices and identify us in other ways. The problem is, we're not even close to having fingerprint verification systems that can prove with high certainty exactly whose fingerprint is being verified. Even 1 error in 100 billion fingerprint verifications could be too many. Today many practical applications have a fingerprint verification error rate closer to 1 in 10 000. And with smart attacks, the false matches can be much more frequent than that.

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Article posted: Nov 28, 2018

Q&A with Sven Hammar, Board Member, Versasec

In our latest round of Q&A blogs, we interviewed Versasec's newest board member, Sven Hammar, to gain his insights into the overall security landscape in Europe and abroad. In addition to being a strategic member of Versasec's board of directors, Sven is the Chief Product Officer and Founder of Apica Systems, an applications performance company which he founded in 2005. Here's what he had to say:

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Article posted: Oct 24, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

The Global Credential Management Solutions Market is growing quickly and projected to reach $1.8 Billion by 2025, signaling the times in which we live where data breaches, state-sponsored hackers and election tampering are daily occurrences. The research findings were compiled by Verified Market Research.

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Article posted: Oct 16, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

It's official: Version 5.3 of vSEC:CMS, a powerful new iteration of our industry-leading identity and access management solution, is now available. This version includes support for additional popular Gemalto eTokens and smart cards, and offers a slew of additional important features, including the ability to speed new user validations and enable license and Operator Store issuance.

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Article posted: Sep 24, 2018

By Anders Adolfsson, Technical Consultant, Versasec

We began our business in Stockholm more than 10 years ago, and it's remained an important geographic market for our identity and access management solutions. Through the years, we've built up an impressive business in government, defense and se...

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Article posted: Sep 19, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

It seems like companies will never learn. Passwords continue to be the culprit of data breaches, especially temporary password-only security measures. ABC reported Westpac is the latest banking organization to suffer a temporary password only breach. And while data breaches are generated by outside hackers, the Westpac breach was caused by an employee, who accessed the temporary passwords and handed them over to a mortgage broker.

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Article posted: Aug 23, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

While large enterprises across the US most certainly have sophisticated cybercrime fighting measures in place, the same is not true of many of the nation's small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

That's why the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act, S. 770, previously referred to as the Main Street Cybersecurity Act, was signed into law by President Trump last week. S. 770 charges the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a division of the commerce department, with helping the nation's smaller businesses better prepare for and address the potential of cybercrime through better education. The Act specifically states NIST is to help SMBs "identify, assess, manage and reduce their cybersecurity risks."

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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: Jul 24, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

This week we are kicking off our summer session of "Versasec University" ... but don't worry, there are no tests or grades. Rather, the University provides a good opportunity to gain critical guidance on working with our vSEC:CMS and Yubico's PIV (Privilege and Identification Card) token.

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Article posted: Jul 02, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

Australia's Department of Defence (DoD) is constituted under the Defence Act 1903. Its mission is to defend Australia and its national interests. In fulfilling this mission, Defence serves the Government of the day and is accountable to the Commonwealth Parliament which represents the Australian people to efficiently and effectively carry out the Government's defence policies.

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Article posted: Jun 29, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

The U.S. smart card industry is poised to grow to $21.57 billion by 2023, according to the latest MarketsandMarkets, "Smart Card Market Global Forecast to 2023." The report, issued this month, discusses the acceptance and growth of the smart card industry in key geographic regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Africa and South America. In the market forecast report, Versasec, along with partners Gemalto and Identiv, were listed as major players in the smart card market.

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