multifactor authentication

Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

“For its part, Slack has taken the opportunity to further promote the use of post-password security measures, asserting in its email, ‘We recommend using two-factor authentication with every service that provides it, including Slack, for an extra layer of security.’” Four years after a major hack attack, the business-focused instant messaging platform Slack is taking…

BioTect-ID Replaces Passwords With Multifactor Gesture Recognition Biometrics

BioTect-ID Replaces Passwords With Multifactor Gesture Recognition Biometrics

“BioTect-ID can be used to lock down any Windows device, and represents an expansion of BSI’s existing BioSig-ID identity verification solution.” Biometric Signature ID (BSI) has announced the launch of BioTect-ID, a new identity verification solution that combines a 4-character password with gesture recognition. The platform asks users to draw their password with a finger,…

ImageWare Digital Identity Platform to Debut at RSA 2019

ImageWare Digital Identity Platform to Debut at RSA 2019

“Identity IS the new security perimeter and the breadth of our Digital Identity Platform distinguishes us from basic two-factor authentication, biometric, and digital proofing companies. Our solutions are perfect for enterprises, IT Service Providers, and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) across a wide range of industries and vertical markets.” – Jim Miller, CEO, ImageWare Systems…

DoD’s ‘Proof of Life’ Authentication System Uses Twosense.ai Tech

DoD’s ‘Proof of Life’ Authentication System Uses Twosense.ai Tech

A Brooklyn-based behavioral biometrics specialist has revealed that it was recruited to aid in the Department of Defense’s development of a ‘proof of life’ authentication system. Called Twosense.ai, the company says it won a contract through Army Contracting Command’s Rapid Innovation Fund. The deal is valued at $2.42 million, and was actually awarded in late…

Finally, Some Good News: Javelin Reports Progress in Post-Password Security Adoption

Finally, Some Good News: Javelin Reports Progress in Post-Password Security Adoption

“The increase in strong authentication adoption makes sense given that while data breaches, phishing threats and regulatory pressures have risen, the financial and user experience costs associated with implementing strong authentication have decreased.” – Al Pascual, SVP and Research Director, Javelin Strategy & Research Finally, some good news about the current state of digital security:…

Speech Recognition and Smartwatches Combine in Novel New Authentication System

Speech Recognition and Smartwatches Combine in Novel New Authentication System

A pair of researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have devised a novel approach to online authentication that leverages speech recognition and a smartwatch. Dubbed ‘Listening-Watch’, the system requires a given user to download a security app on their smartwatch device. When authenticating through a PC or laptop, the computer will play a…

Government Report Urges IRS to Consider FIDO Security for Taxpayers

Government Report Urges IRS to Consider FIDO Security for Taxpayers

“…the GAO’s report highlights authentication solutions based on FIDO standards for their capacity to offer ‘a convenient, added layer of security when used as a second factor for accessing websites or systems that would otherwise rely on a username and password for single-factor authentication.’” The FIDO Alliance has a high-profile new supporter in the government…