Newsletter September 2018
Date: 03:00 09/14/2018
Dear valued partner
Welcome to the next Versasec Partner Newsletter! In this update, we highlight the vSEC:CMS S-Series v5.2 release, the list of events Versasec will be exhibiting in Winter 2018, press releases on various security news and more! Please also follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for instant and regular updates.
- Versasec Announces vSEC:CMS S-Series v5.2
- Upcoming Versasec Partner and Industry Events
Highlights from the Blog
- NIST will Target SMBs Cybersecurity Education
- Microsoft FIM/MIM Users - Versasec is Making Migration to vSEC:CMS Easy
- Versasec "University" Video Tutorials on Tap for the Summer
- Versasec Recognised as Major Smart Card Player in New Industry Report
Versasec Announces vSEC:CMS S-Series v5.2
vSEC:CMS S-Series Version 5.2 is now available. A press release about this version is available here. Version 5.2 of vSEC:CMS S-Series is a major new version of the product with focus on improved interfaces to smart cards, user directories, certificate authorities and management of client components. The version does not only include the impressive list of new features below, but also has a long list of general improvements and corrections.
Another highlight for Version 5.2 is that it introduces support for the following: Longmai mToken CryptoID; Fingerprint Enrollment for ypsID S3 smart cards; and SPE (Secure PIN Entry) on Oberthur 8.1 PIV cards.
For more details and a complete list of the features, check out our press release about the announcement in our online press room: https://dev.versasec.com/pressroom.php.
Existing users and other interested parties interesting in downloading an evaluation copy of vSEC:CMS S-Series Version 5.2 should visit the Versasec web site.
Events Versasec is Attending
Please see below the list of events Versasec executives are attending in 2018. If you would like to meet us at one of these events or propose that we attend another event that isn’t on the below list, please email your account manager.
- Oct 3-4, 2018: IPExpo Europe in London, UK
- Sep 19-20, 2018: IPExpo Nordic in Stockholm, Sweden
- Oct 9-11, 2018: ITSA in Nuremberg, Germany
- Nov 27-29, 2018: Trustech in Cannes, France
Highlights from the Blog
NIST will Target SMBs Cybersecurity Education
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."
Microsoft FIM/MIM Users - Versasec is Making Migration to vSEC:CMS Easy
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.
Officially, Microsoft's support for the FIM/MIM, which it is retiring, ended last October. The software giant has offered extended support for existing customers until October 2022 -- for a price. For those whose companies are impacted by the FIM/MIM support issue, we've put together a migration page to making the transition to vSEC:CMS S-Series fast and painless.
Versasec "University" Video Tutorials on Tap for the Summer
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.
Topics in our video tutorial series include the following:
- User self-service issuance of Yubico PIV token using our credential provider
- Central issuance of Yubico PIV token
- Offline PIN unblock of Yubico PIV token using our credential provider
- Online PIN unblock of Yubico PIV token using our credential provider
- and, Reissue certificate on Yubico PIV token using our credential provider
The first in the series, "User self-service issuance of Yubico's PIV Token using our credential provider," is available now by clicking here: https://youtu.be/cbxwWttqwGM.
Versasec Recognised as Major Smart Card Player in New Industry Report
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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