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: Nov 05, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

Just about six months after the implementation of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, we polled companies both in Europe and beyond to learn how the GDPR is impacting them. Among the most important findings: Many companies paid more than they'd anticipated, many non-EU companies are putting similar regulations in place in the belief that similar regulations are coming in their countries and educating users about remaining in compliance is a major concern.

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Article posted: Mar 06, 2018

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

We recently conducted our third annual global IT security survey and learned that for more than half of the respondents, the European Union's GDPR which goes into effect in May 2018, is weighing heavily into their current security strategy decisions. When we looked at EMEA-based companies alone, that number climbed to nearly 70%. But as most of know, virtually every other region in the world will feel the impact of the GDPR, and the survey revealed that among those were nearly one in three North American companies and more than half of the Asia/Pacific respondents said GDPR will impact them.

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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 09, 2017

By Joakim Thoren, CEO

Social engineering is a cybercriminal's best friend. That's according to Juniper Research, which recently published the "Cybercrime and The Internet of Threats 2017" whitepaper. In its report, the Juniper team says that even with evolving methods for attempting unauthorized access of computing systems, the preferred route taken by most hackers is still this: duping users into opening the door. Simply put, cybercrime is often perpetrated through social engineering.

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Article posted: Mar 01, 2017

By Marcus Hartwig, GM Americas

For more than 20 years, cryptographic hash functions like SHA-1 have played a major role in browser security, managing code repositories or even just detecting duplicate files in storage. SHA-1, or Secure Hash Algorithm 1, was designed by the United States National Security Agency and was published by the United States NIST. We applaud the recent collaboration of the CWI Institute in Amsterdam and Google, which now shows its many flaws and security weaknesses.

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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: Oct 26, 2016

By Joakim Thorén, CEO

As the political researchers in the US head into their final two weeks of polling before the November presidential election, we here at Versasec are doing a little polling of our own: The Versasec Enterprise Security Outlook for 2017.

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