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Cybercrime is Changing, But So is Cybersecurity

The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. This week’s topics are:

Navigating a New Cybersecurity Landscape | CIO

Since the introduction of the Internet, cybersecurity hasn’t stopped evolving. From social engineering and keystroke logging to ransomware, cyber attacks have kept pace with the capabilities of technology, causing headaches for consumers and businesses alike. It’s no longer a matter of “if” you’ll be hacked, but “when,” and that means we all need to understand how the cybersecurity landscape has changed, and be prepared for the worst when our private data is targeted. [Read More]

Biometric Technology is Shaping the Authentication Landscape | ResearchandMarkets

A new report from ResearchandMarkets, “Biometrics: A New Wrinkle Changes the Authentication Landscape,” highlights the importance of biometrics in modern user authentication. Multimodal biometric authentication is a necessity for modern enterprises for securing identity access management, but the strength of mobile biometric technologies is allowing companies to deploy these solutions with optimized convenience. [Read More]

Identity Fraud Reaches New Levels in UK | FinExtra

In modern cybercrime, identity is the new currency, and a recent report from Cifas shows that identity fraud cases reached an all-time high in 2016. According to the data-sharing and prevention agency, identity fraud accounted for over 50 percent of recorded instances of fraud, with 88 percent of it occurring online. This trend only serves to highlight the importance of staying on top of the new cybersecurity landscape and embracing biometrics for improved identity access management. [Read More]

Multi Factor Authentication is a Critical Tool for Enterprises | eSecurity Planet

From biometrics to mobile authentication, new technologies that enable multi factor authentication are essential for enterprises across the globe. Security experts agree that passwords alone aren’t enough to protect access to critical systems and data, but business decision makers need to start adopting the tools that will allow them to ramp up security and maintain a convenient method for users to access what they need on a day to day basis. Combining multiple authentication methods, what you know, what you have, and what you are, provides this convenient security in a very flexible way. [Read More]

Two Russian Intelligence Agents Indicted for Yahoo Hack | Data Breach Today

The Yahoo hack revealed last year was the largest in history, and the United States Justice Department has indicted four Russians for the attack. Two of these individuals work for a Russian intelligence service that the FBI collaborates with for international crime investigation. The prosecutors say that the four gained unauthorized access to Yahoo’s mail systems and stole credentials for 500 million accounts, which they then used to gain access to Yahoo, Gmail, and other webmail providers, targeting Russian journalists and government employees, as well as US officials, financial services firms, transportation, and other businesses. [Read More]

UPDATE: In October 2017, news sources revealed that Yahoo’s 2013 breach actually affected all 3 billion of its users

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