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HID Global is a Finalist at the Inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards

HID Global is a Finalist at the Inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards

HID Global will be one of the finalists at the inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Awards. Microsoft is launching the awards program to honor corporate partners that have developed security solutions that leverage Microsoft platforms and services. The nominees were selected based on technology that was developed in the past year. HID Global will compete…

Thales Releases New Passwordless Authentication Devices

Thales Releases New Passwordless Authentication Devices

Thales has released new passwordless authentication devices that can be used to log into Microsoft Azure AD apps and services. The devices are geared towards enterprise customers, and are compliant with the latest FIDO2 standards. To that end, the devices will act as a hardware token that can be deployed for PKI-FIDO use cases. The…

Google to Make 2FA Mandatory for Nest Users

Google to Make 2FA Mandatory for Nest Users

Google has announced that users of its Nest products will soon be required to activate two-factor authentication for their accounts, stepping up security in Google’s part of the Internet of Things ecosystem. 2FA has already been available to users of Google’s Nest smart devices, which include things like speakers, smoke detectors, and thermostats. But, as…

Apple Finally Joins the FIDO Alliance

Apple Finally Joins the FIDO Alliance

One of the world’s most prominent tech companies has finally joined the FIDO Alliance. Apple has officially become the latest member of the organization, and will immediately step into a role as a board-level member alongside fellow tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. The news suggests that Apple is becoming more invested in the…

Nok Nok Labs Introduces New Multi-Factor Authentication SDK for IoT Devices

Nok Nok Labs Introduces New Multi-Factor Authentication SDK for IoT Devices

Passwordless authentication company Nok Nok Labs has announced the release of the new “Nok Nok IoT SDK”, the industry’s first multi-factor authentication solution that supports both standalone IoT devices and those connected to cloud services that utilize the Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite. The International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that by 2025 there will be…

American Express Exec Bolsters Trulioo Board of Directors

American Express Exec Bolsters Trulioo Board of Directors

Lisa Stanton has officially become the latest member of the Trulioo Board of Directors. Stanton has more than twenty years of experience in the payments industry, with prior stops at Citizens Financial House (where she served as the SVP of Payments and Distribution) and InAuth (where she served as CEO). She is currently a member…

Yubico Launches New YubiEnterprise Subscription and Delivery Services

Yubico Launches New YubiEnterprise Subscription and Delivery Services

Yubico is launching a new service platform that was designed to help enterprises with their YubiKeys. The appropriately-named YubiEnterprise Services is available through Subscription and Delivery models that will make it easier for large organizations to adopt hardware-based authentication practices.   To that end, a business with a YubiEnterprise Subscription will be able to purchase new…

Yubico Releases Updated PIV Tool

Yubico Releases Updated PIV Tool

Yubico has released an updated version of its Personal Identity Verification (PIV) tool. The Yubico PIV Tool 2.0 was designed to help organizations program and manage large numbers of YubiKeys for their employees, allowing them to use YubiKeys instead of smart cards for public key infrastructure. To that end, organizations can use the PIV Tool…

Signicat Eyes Global Expansion with New Chairman and CEO

Signicat Eyes Global Expansion with New Chairman and CEO

Signicat is making some changes in the executive suite as it moves forward with its plans for global expansion. The company has announced that Asger Hattel has been appointed as the company’s new CEO, while Johan Tjärnberg has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board. Though he is stepping down from his executive…

Ping Identity Integrates New Tech into Intelligent Identity Platform

Ping Identity Integrates New Tech into Intelligent Identity Platform

Ping Identity has upgraded its Intelligent Identity platform with a slew of improvements that will help enterprises develop a dynamic Zero Trust security environment. The highlights include enhanced support for passwordless FIDO2 protocols and a handful of new technology integrations. With regards to FIDO2, the Intelligent Identity platform streamlines authentication workflows and makes it easier…

ForgeRock Joins Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program

ForgeRock Joins Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program

“This builds on our extensive prior collaboration delivering Identity and Access Management solutions to our joint customers and building on Google Cloud. We look forward to growing our partnership with ForgeRock even further on behalf of customers.” – Manvinder Singh, Director, Partnerships at Google Cloud ForgeRock has joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program. The…

Yubico Promotes eIDAS Standards with National eID Program in Faroe Islands

Yubico Promotes eIDAS Standards with National eID Program in Faroe Islands

Yubico is expanding its footprint in the European marketplace. The company is currently deploying YubiKeys for a number of national identity projects that are intended to meet the strong security standards that were introduced with the Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services (eIDAS) regulation in 2014. To that end, the YubiKey leverages FIDO2 technology to…

Mastercard Launches Digital ID Pilot Program in Australia

Mastercard Launches Digital ID Pilot Program in Australia

Mastercard is moving forward with a pilot of a new digital identity service that would facilitate secure identity checks in digital and real-world settings. The first tests will be carried out in Australia, and specifically at the Australia Post and Deakin University. The new solution was designed as a replacement for physical ID documents. To…

GDPR and CCPA Will Force Companies to Meet Stringent ID Requirements: Deloitte

GDPR and CCPA Will Force Companies to Meet Stringent ID Requirements: Deloitte

Deloitte is trying to raise awareness about digital identity best practices while simultaneously calling attention to some of the main challenges facing businesses and other large organizations. The company notes that many organizations are still utilizing out of date legacy technology, and that those organizations will need to overcome institutional inertia in order to protect…

MyHyundai with Blue Link  App Updated With Face Unlock Support

MyHyundai with Blue Link App Updated With Face Unlock Support

Hyundai’s connected car app has recently received a major update making it the latest in a line of apps to support the Face Unlock biometric authentication system found on the Google Pixel 4. Along with the new Face Unlock support, the updated MyHyundai with Blue Link app delivers a major UI overhaul that brings it…

Jumio Receives Multiple Cyber Defense Awards

Jumio Receives Multiple Cyber Defense Awards

Jumio continues to race ahead on the 2019 awards circuit, taking home multiple prizes at the 2019 Cyber Defense Global Awards. The company was selected as the Leader in Authentication and Most Innovative in Biometrics, while Ervinna Lim was recognized in the individual Women in Cybersecurity category. Presented by Cyber Defense Magazine, the Cyber Defense…

FIDO Alliance Calls for Better Identity Proofing Tech in Wake of House Hearing

FIDO Alliance Calls for Better Identity Proofing Tech in Wake of House Hearing

The FIDO Alliance received considerable praise during last week’s House hearing on Identity in Financial Services. Speaking before the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services on behalf of the Better Identity Coalition, Venable LLP’s Jeremy Grant identified three main challenges facing modern financial institutions, and argued that FIDO standards offer potential solutions to…

NuData Gets New CEO

NuData Gets New CEO

NuData Security’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer is taking over as the company’s new CEO. Christopher Bailey will be replacing company co-founder Michel Giasson, who is retiring after 12 years of service as the former CEO. Though the assignment is technically a promotion, Bailey co-founded NuData alongside Giasson in 2007 and is extremely…

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