Blockchain, the digital ledger used for cryptocurrency, can serve as an effective identity management platform, asserts Chris Boscolo, CEO of ZNO Labs, who describes an approach he calls "self-sovereign identity."
An Australian company that issues identity cards for access to airports has been notifying applicants and cardholders that their personal information may have been compromised, according to a news report. Australian federal police are investigating.
Consumers are more concerned than ever about their identities being compromised, yet they're failing to connect the dots between fear and preventive measures, according to recent research conducted by IDology. John Dancu, the company's CEO, explains the implications for businesses.
Early experiments are demonstrating how blockchain, the distributed and immutable ledger behind virtual currencies, potentially could play an important role in identity management, says Avivah Litan, a Gartner Research analyst.
Businesses spend billions each year on identity and access management, but almost all of this money is spent on protecting the digital identities of humans - usernames and passwords.
On the other hand, businesses spend almost nothing on protecting machine identities, even though our entire digital economy hinges...
Over 55 percent of people will reuse passwords despite acknowledging the risks, says Amber Steel of LastPass. In the enterprise context, this bad behavior needs to be addressed without burdening employees with policies which could impact productivity, she says.
Technology, regulations and customer expectations all have evolved, but what does this mean for how organizations secure identities?
This evolution has proven to be a two-sided coin, particularly for financial institutions. It's not only allowing financial institutions to offer new, innovative products where...
What are the best practices for addressing security in "smart city" projects? Vikas Kanungo, senior consultant, transport and ICT global practice, at the World Bank, offers insights in an in-depth interview.
The Unique Identification Authority of India has taken the next step toward adding an extra layer of security to protect Aadhaar data, a move that some security leaders are welcoming in light of recent Aadhaar-related data leaks.
A handful of popular music videos published on YouTube were defaced on Tuesday, with two hackers claiming credit. But Google, which owns YouTube, says that tampering didn't occur directly on its platform.
We all know that our organization's data may exist on the dark web. Much like a dollar bill of any demonetization looks and feels basically the same, a $1 bill is not worth the same as a $50 or a $100, your organization's potential risk equates to how much your exposed data is worth.
So, how do organizations...
Governing cyber risk across Europe and the UK does not have to feel like crossing a minefield. In this webinar, Andy Norton of Lastline provides insight into the simple traps that organizations fall into, how to correctly estimate the probability of a data breach and how to ensure appropriate remediation if a threat...
If you browsed the latest security headlines, you'd probably think the majority of data breaches were related to hackers, political activists, malware or phishing. While the latter two hint at it, the truth is that nearly half of all data breaches can be traced back to insiders in some capacity.