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: Nov 15, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

From global companies to SMBs, the heart of the workforce today is mobile. In fact, by 2020, the mobile workforce is projected to comprise roughly three-quarters of U.S. employees, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.

While enterprises of all sizes want to maintain the strong two-factor authentication (2FA) they receive from traditional smart cards, most want options that do not involve adding hardware to their mobile devices.

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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: 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 25, 2018

By Adam Bostwick, Business Development

When Microsoft announced it would cease support for its Forefront Identity Manager (FIM), its identity and access card management system, and its successor product, Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM), we geared up to help those customers seamlessly migrate from FIM/MIM to the Versasec vSEC:CMS.

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Article posted: Jul 18, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

Cisco's 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report points out that mobile devices are the most difficult to protect. That's in large part because of increased use of Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) into the workplace. While organizations can save up to $350 per phone, per employee, by allowing the use of BYOD devices, there are inherent security challenges. When employees download apps from questionable gaming sites that are more likely to be breached, they leave a window for hackers to enter corporate servers and steal valuable organizational data.

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Article posted: Jul 17, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

We're committed to building strategic partnerships with the best security companies around the globe. Today, we announced today our new technology partnership with Identiv, a global provider of physical security and secure identification solutions.

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Article posted: Jul 10, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

We're delighted to announce Sven Hammar has joined our Board of Directors. He was named to the post at our company's annual general meeting last month. On a personal level, I couldn't be more pleased. Sven has been a friend and mentor to me for many years. For Versasec, landing someone who is a noted industry luminary is a major coup.

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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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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: Apr 19, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

The RSA Conference 2018 this week in San Francisco was our launching pad for vSEC:CMS S-Series Version 5.1. This latest upgrade to our identity and access management (IAM) solution has a strong focus on Virtual Smart Cards, TPM management, and Remote Security Device Management (RSDM) functionality, making it increasingly relevant in the Internet of Things (IOT) space.

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Article posted: Apr 11, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

Just in Time (JIT) Virtual Smart Cards are becoming increasingly in demand as organizations take advantage of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which provides access control for secure authentication. Virtual Smart Cards emulate physical smart cards and their capabilities but do not need any of the physical hardware, including physical card readers and smart cards, to effectively manage and authenticate user identities.

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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: Aug 17, 2017

By Nick Budden, Partner and Security Expert at Versasec

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: 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 21, 2017

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

It seems lately that more countries are turning to biometrics to ensure the safety of their borders. This January, Australia vowed it will replace passports as a means of identifying passengers after installing the latest biometric identification platforms, such as facial, iris or fingerprint recognition systems by 2020.

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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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