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One Authentication Strategy for All - from Internals to the Customer

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Nov 16, 2010: One Authentication Strategy for All – from Internals to the Customer

Martin Kuppinger of KuppingerCole will discuss the trends around authentication strategies, the breadth of options available today, and the future evolution towards a centralized layer for context-based authentication and authorization - for all types of users and for all types of services…

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Soft biometrics for stronger authentication

I'm somewhat reluctant regarding biometrics. There are some good reasons that biometrics still are a niche approach: The need for specialized hardware, the aversion of users against some biometric approaches like fingerprints, the discussion about potential security weaknesses for example…

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Security questions for authentication - a ticking privacy time bomb?

We all are familiar with external (and sometimes also internal) websites which require us to pick or define security questions and to provide answer to these questions. What is your mother's maiden name? Which is your favourite sports team? Which is the color you like most? And so on...…

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Gemalto invests in Strong Auth Tokens

Just recently my Strong Authentication report has been published and now there is one vendor less in the scope: French-American card and token giant GEMALTO announced that it acquired the niche player TODOS:…

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Strong authentication as business development

In my recent post on versatile authentication I touched the topic of national eID cards. Some two weeks ago, I did a presentation on eID interoperability from a private perspective. I started with the question about why strong authentication technologies are still not widely used. The…

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Versatile authentication - break-through for mass adoption of strong authentication?

Versatile authentication is one of the hot topics in IT - more and more vendors start to support it in some way or another. Versatile, a not that common term, means the ability to flexibly switch between different authentication methods. In practice, versatile authentication solutions shall…

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Market Overview Strong Authentication

For companies and their employees as well as for online-services and their customers respectively, authentication with username and password are no longer considered bearable. The multitude of user accounts and the increasing complexity that passwords are expected to have, simply brought…

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Can authentication be both strong and flexible?

Whether you want to place a bid at eBay, check your bank balance online or your credit rating at Schufa or Experian, or access your corporate SAP account: Instead of asking you to please enter your user name and password, chances are the system nowadays will demand some other method of…

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From E-SSO to a Holistic Authentication- and Authorization Strategy

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Versatile Authentication - One Layer of (Strong) Authentication

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Simplifying or over-simplifying authentication?

My colleague Jörg Resch recently blogged a lot about approaches for "lightweight" authentication and the risks associated with them. There are many companies out there with new or claimed-to-be-new approaches on more or less strong and more or less valid authentication. Whether that's the…

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Feb 10, 2010: From E-SSO to a Holistic Authentication- and Authorization Strategy

Expert panel showcasing best practices migrating to a holistic auth(z) and auth(n) strategy.

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Feb 09, 2010: Versatile Authentication - One Layer of (Strong) Authentication

Versatile authentication flexibly integrates a variety of open and proprietary authentication methods into one security layer, and strongly simplifies the implementation of multiple authentication methods in complex environments. In this panel, Dave Kearns will discuss with several…

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Harnessing Sun's OpenSSO Authentication and Authorization Mechanisms

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Jan 14, 2010: Harnessing Sun’s OpenSSO Authentication and Authorization Mechanisms

It's been several years since Kim Cameron presented the Identity Metasystem around the concept of "Claims". Years later, Claims are a reality, and there are multiple platforms out there that support using them. We have been advocating the adoption of the Identity Metasystem's concepts, and…

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How to Train Your AI to Mis-Identify Dragons

This week Skylight Cyber disclosed that they were able to fool a popular “AI”-based Endpoint Protection (EPP) solution into incorrectly marking malware as safe. While trying to reverse-engineer the details of the solution's Machine Learning (ML) engine, the researchers found that it contained a secondary ML model added specifically to whitelist certain types of software like popular games. Supposedly, it was added to reduce the number of false positives their "main engine" was [...]

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