Mike Byrnes

About

Entrust product manager Mike Byrnes has more than 20 years’ experience in product management and technology marketing with a focus on internet security and business communication systems. Mike drives product marketing for the Entrust IdentityGuard authentication platform with a significant focus on mobile solutions. In addition to mobile, his background covers identity and access management, fraud detection, malware protection, and email encryption solutions. Mike serves as vertical market prime for Entrust financial services segment, working with large banks across the globe to roll out solutions to their consumer- and corporate-banking client base.

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Malvertising and Other Online Mischief

April 26, 2013 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

Malvertising — or malicious advertising — is getting a bit more attention as of late. In essence, it’s just another method by which criminals attempt to infect user PCs with some form of malware — albeit a very scary form as it can reach so many users so easily. The important point is that criminals [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Mobile?

April 9, 2013 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

Building on an already robust suite of mobile solutions , Entrust just announced version 2.0 of our Mobile Smart Credential. This new release includes a few very cool features that help organizations deploy stronger, more effective security controls and improve the end-user experience. This makes security that is simple rather than a frustrating barrier that gets in the way of business.

Mobile Devices Empower Customers in Fight Against Fraud

March 22, 2013 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

Mobile, when implemented correctly, has the power to deliver unmatched security and user convenience, while also enabling new business processes that actually lead to delighting customers and engaging them in the fight against fraud.

Eurograbber Proves SMS Not Suited to Secure Bank Transactions

December 12, 2012 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

Last week, news was released that Eurograbber compromised user PCs and mobile SMS to execute financial fraud at 30 different banks across Europe.

Twitter Latest Victim of Weak Password Breach

November 12, 2012 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

Today, it’s Twitter who fell victim to a breach from weak passwords

Six Steps to Help SMBs Avoid Online Fraud, Financial Loss

November 6, 2012 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

Small-business (SMB) owners wear many hats and are pulled in many directions, they should take 15 minutes to do a little “homework” and benefit from the lesson Primary Systems learned the hard way.

Mobile Smart Credentials — Multipurpose Digital Identities for improved Security AND User Convenience

October 24, 2012 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

Today, Entrust announced the commercial release of the Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Smart Credential — a solution that transforms a smartphone into a multipurpose digital identity.

The Token Debate: Why the RSA and ISACA Perspectives Are Wrong

September 5, 2012 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

While I would never claim to be a maven in the world of cyber security, I find it quite disturbing that a long-standing security vendor such as RSA would proclaim, “Since its (one-time-password token) inception, the world’s most respected security researchers have worked, unsuccessfully, to ‘break’ this technology.” Well, I can’t comment on the world’s [Read More...]

Fighting Fraud is a Team Effort

July 19, 2012 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

While it’s quite typical for my blogs to take shots at the banks for failing to implement effective security controls, and at the financial regulators for being too slow at releasing guidelines, I think it’s time to emphasize that fighting fraud is a team effort. By coincidence, my last blog entry, in early July, ended with [Read More...]

It’s an uphill battle – but we’re making progress in the fight against online fraud

July 10, 2012 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

While one would be foolish to say we can now rest on our laurels, I think it time to pause and celebrate some very tangible progress in the fight against online fraud. July 3, 2012 marked the end of a very interesting yearlong journey for Patco, a Maine-based construction company who became the victim of [Read More...]