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Cloud & Mobile: A “silky” match made in Amazon’s Heaven

September 29, 2011 by David Mahdi
Wow, did Jeff Bezos do a good job this past Wednesday! As many of you are guessing, I am referring to Amazon’s recent press event on Wednesday. Clearly, the battle for the e-readers and tablets market have gone super nova. Overall, I think Amazon will find a good product/market fit, and likely be a substantial [Read More...]

And they’re off — Mobile payments will be an exciting race indeed

September 27, 2011 by Mike Byrnes
“NFC has no value,” said Keith Rabois, COO of mobile payment firm Square, during a statement at the GigaOM 20011 Mobilize conference Monday in San Francisco. There’s no doubt NFC is a threat to Square’s business with the likes of Google, ISIS and even Visa shoring up NFC-based mobile wallets. But to come out with [Read More...]

The Google Wallet — One giant step forward for mobile smartphones

September 22, 2011 by Mike Byrnes
Clearly, most of us enjoy the many conveniences offered by today’s smartphones and associated mobile applications. This week, Google takes things one giant step forward, announcing availability of their highly anticipated Google Wallet — an Android-based application that uses NFC technology to serve as a digital/virtual wallet.  In classic “hip” Google style leading up to [Read More...]

“Can I skip the line? I have an ePassport!”

September 21, 2011 by Matthew Lewis
During ICAO’s 7th symposium, held in Montreal Sept. 12-15, Entrust’s Dave Mahdi and Craig Delmage spoke about ePassports and border control during feature presentations. One common theme: border agents using mobile devices as ePassport readers. Everyone in technology is familiar with

Authentication After the RSA breach: Sticking to Hard Tokens Could be a Mistake

September 20, 2011 by Bill Conner
Blogmaster Note: This was originally posted on September 20, 2011 to the ComputerWorld UK Security Blog. The role of authentication as part of the CISO’s armory has been subject to some serious debate in recent months. In the wake of the RSA data breach, and the subsequent news of customers’ compromised data, the ability of [Read More...]

Ensuring Compliance with Security Policy

September 20, 2011 by Scott Shetler
If you are in the IT business, chances are you are subject to compliance and some form of security policy. One example our customers run into is ensuring they are moving from a 1024-bit key size to 2048-bit key sizes in their certificates. While most companies should have a policy in place to ensure they are only purchasing 2048-bit certificates, most are unable to ensure only purchasing-approved certificates are introduced into their environment. This may occur for the following reasons...

VASCO/DigiNotar – the Entrust Perspective

September 14, 2011 by Bruce Morton
So what happened? DigiNotar, a publicly trusted Certification Authority based in the Netherlands and a wholly owned subsidiary of VASCO, was compromised in July 2011. This compromise came to light in late August with the discovery of a fraudulent SSL certificate issued to *.google.com. The browser community took immediate steps to disable the DigiNotar root [Read More...]