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Identity is a Driving Force in New Tech

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:

Securing Enterprise Devices with Biometric Authentication | Samsung Insights

Password management is a growing problem for businesses, with frequently forgotten passwords and over-used passwords causing security problems in every sector. To address this problem, more companies are embracing biometric authentication, but is the desire for secure login solutions outpacing the technology available to support it? The recent rise in biometric-capable mobile devices indicates that we might be reaching a point where new security solutions are becoming enterprise-ready. [Read More]

Identity and Access Management Key for Balancing Security and Access | eSecurity Planet

The age of hacking is driving home the need for better security technologies. The key lies in identity and access management (IAM) solutions, integrating multi factor authentication and related technologies like biometrics. IAM done correctly can reduce overhead and put the much-needed security devices in place that will protect critical systems and data without interfering with workflow by making it inconvenient for employees to log in. [Read More]

Cloud Growth Driving Demand for IDaaS | The Stack

There has been a significant uptick in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions, correlating with the rapid growth of cloud services adoption in enterprises. A recent study by Frost & Sullivan predicted that the identity and access management market will grow to over $14 billion by 2021, driven heavily by IDaaS investments. With more than 80 percent of security breaches involving compromised credentials, this growth will help stem security concerns greatly. [Read More]

Biometrics May Play Critical Role in the Future of the Automobile Industry | Forbes

Cars are evolving at a rapid pace. Today we have touchscreens, Bluetooth, and smart cars that can even drive themselves. The innovations showing up in our vehicles aren’t likely to stop anytime soon either. Forbes predicts that a leading technology that’s influencing the automobile industry is biometrics. With improved security and other advantages, biometrics will change how we interact with our cars on a daily basis, the question is simply how quickly these technologies will hit the market. Some say it may be as early as this year. [Read More]

Employees Still Suck When it Comes to Password Security | IT World Canada

Passwords are still giving migraines to CISOs and IT departments the world over. The problem is that employees simply aren’t using them properly, but at this point, many questions whether we’ll ever be able to change that. According to a recent SANS Institute report, most professionals’ passwords can be cracked in just a few seconds if a hacker knows the company’s password rules, and a mere five days to brute force over 38,000 passwords. The solution, it seems, is to do away with this problematic security woe altogether. [Read More]

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