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A Framework Approach to Authentication and Identity & Access Management

May 23, 2012 by David Mahdi
Around a decade ago, I remember thinking of what it would be like if vendors kept pumping out point solutions to solve each individual problem. Luckily, that trend is not as bad as I may have thought — although I still see many vendors pushing hard for individual point solutions. Is this truly what customers [Read More...]

All SSL and Digital Certificates Are the Same, Right? Wrong

May 21, 2012 by Dave Rockvam
If all digital certificates are the same, why choose anything but the basic certificate? Because all certificates are not the same. Currently, there are three classes of digital certificates as recognized by the CA/Browser Forum: Domain Validated (DV), Organization Validated (OV) and Extended Validated (EV). There is a common misconception that the only difference in [Read More...]

Secure gTLD

May 18, 2012 by Bruce Morton
As a follow to my post on new gTLDs, here is an interesting request for a gTLD called .secure. Artemis Internet is planning to provide secure domain names. Security will be provided through human verification, security policies, and enforcement. The .secure gTLD would be available to any organization or individual. The users would have to [Read More...]

New gTLDs

May 15, 2012 by Bruce Morton
Over the next year or so, some new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) names will be released. Just to catch everybody up, we currently have about two dozen generic TLDs that you can use to register a domain name. TLDs such as .com, .net and .org. There are also country specific TLDs (ccTLD) such as .ca, [Read More...]

Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner Reacts to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

May 10, 2012 by Bill Conner
On Thursday, April 26, the United States House of Representatives passed the proposed bill referred to as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (H.R 3523). The intended purpose of the bill, commonly known as CISPA, is to encourage entities to share more useful and timely cyber security-related information with the Federal government. While I [Read More...]

Layered Security for Mobile Banking

May 8, 2012 by Mike Byrnes
American Banker published a great article last week covering some of JPMorgan’s security strategies for mobile banking. Lloyd O’Conner explained the importance of layering multiple security technologies to protect their clients — as well as their own company — from the growing cyberthreats that not only target the online channel but are zoning in on [Read More...]

Conficker, I Knew We Would Meet Again!

May 3, 2012 by David Mahdi
Oh, Conficker. I just knew you’d be back in our lives. Somehow, someway. I recently read an interesting article from SC Magazine, “Thanks to weak passwords, Conficker worm still rampant.” Conficker was a nasty little worm that wreaked havoc for a large number of people; I guess you could argue it still is. It all [Read More...]