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Cybersecurity Needs to Evolve, and the Tools Are Already Here

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:

The Password’s Death Knell Nears | Infosecurity Magazine

From remembering complex passwords to making sure we aren’t reusing the same one over and over again, there are a lot of rules for making passwords secure that are coming into question. The United States National Institute of Standards and Technology have recently updated their recommendations for password best practices, but the most important piece of advice they offer is embracing multi factor authentication (MFA) instead. From SMS one-time passwords to integrated MFA, advanced strong authentication provides significantly more security than passwords alone. [Read More]

The Standard Smartphone Needs to Evolve | Manila Bulletin

New mobile devices from Infinix are redefining the modern smartphone, adding in new features in high demand among millennials. From increased battery life to integrated drawing tools and sleeker displays, the new Infinix Note4 and Note4 Pro is looking to evolve the smartphone user experience to cater to younger consumers and provide new functionality, even beyond devices available in Western markets. [Read More]

Blockchain is Revolutionizing Cybersecurity | Forbes

We can barely go a single day without blockchain technology being in the headlines, but there’s good reason for that. Financial services and the real estate industry may be early adopters, but blockchain holds the most promise for cybersecurity. More companies, like Lockheed Martin, have started to explore the benefits blockchain can provide in cybersecurity, particular with secure record storage and decentralizing systems. [Read More]

‘Mobile, Agile, and Secure’ are the Keywords of Today’s Enterprise | Computerworld

Mobile workers are expected to make up nearly three-quarters of the entire US workforce over the next five years, changing how businesses operate on a fundamental level. This evolution is forcing businesses to focus on three key areas of operations – mobility, agility, and security. This puts pressure on IT teams to deploy new technologies that support mobile workers and simplify user experience while maintaining high levels of security through strong authentication and other improvements. [Read More]

Employees Are the Biggest Security Risk in Government | TechRepublic

A recent report found 100 percent of government IT professionals believe that employees are the No. 1 security risk in the government sector. This is in part because the government “lags behind others in implementing modern cybersecurity defenses,” but also due to poor training and human error. The report notes that human error was the cause of 57 percent of cybersecurity incidents, and 14 percent of system downtime. [Read More]

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