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Digital ‘Spring Cleaning’ Tips – Part 1

March 26, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. Leave a Comment
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Digital Spring Cleaning

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Digital Spring Cleaning Unfortunately, end-users are often left out of the conversation when looking for ways to bolster security across the enterprise. A lack of training and education often play a big part in leaving end-users exposed to nasty forms of malware that can infiltrate [Read More...]

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How Can Financial Institutions Drive Better Risk Assessment?

March 25, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. Leave a Comment

Developing a strategic vision for securing online relationships with customers means making security choices that will address today’s requirements and can adapt to help meet tomorrow’s challenges. To realize this vision, it is necessary to carefully assess an institution’s online transactions and the level of risk presented by each type of transaction or user group. [Read More...]

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Who Will Control ICANN?

March 24, 2014 by Bruce Morton Leave a Comment

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) manages domain names for websites and email servers. To date, ICANN has been controlled by the U.S Department of Commerce; however, the contract will expire in September 2015. The U.S Department of Commerce has always overseen ICANN, but generally “rubber stamps” their approach. This matches the thought [Read More...]

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Authentication Strategy Can Help Fight Off University Data Breaches (Part 2)

March 20, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. Leave a Comment

Central Oklahoma and North Dakota join Indiana as universities impacted by malicious attacks.

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Authentication Strategy Can Help Fight Off University Data Breaches (Part 1)

March 19, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. 2 Comments

Indiana University learned the hard way that good authentication is indispensable.

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A City Faces a Malware Attack

March 19, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. Leave a Comment

A recent malware attack against the city of Detroit points to the necessity of enterprise security in the fight against cybercrime.

Filed Under: Authentication, Malware Tagged: EW, malware
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Elliptic-Curve Cryptography, Simplified

March 18, 2014 by Tim Moses 1 Comment

As both standalone and networked computing capabilities continue to grow in-line with Moore’s law, key sizes for the most widely used public-key cryptographic systems have to grow disproportionately fast. This trend makes a switch to elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC) more and more attractive. Unfortunately, ECC has a reputation for being difficult to understand. And this reputation, [Read More...]

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Study: Companies Increasingly Abandoning Basic Authentication

March 17, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. Leave a Comment

The number of companies exclusively using usernames and passwords as the sole means of guaranteeing authentication is on the decline, according to a recent study from the Ponemon Institute.

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SSL Review: March 2014

March 13, 2014 by Bruce Morton Leave a Comment

Here is a monthly SSL review of discussions about SSL (and possibly other digital certificates) from the last month. Entrust Identity ON discussed the following: Always-ON SSL Moving to TLS 1.2 Bogus SSL Certificates OCSP Stapling Apple SSL Bug CA Security Council discussed the following: Always-On SSL, Part II Ten Steps to Take If Your [Read More...]

Filed Under: Secure Browsing, SSL, SSL Deployment Tagged: Apple, OCSP, SSL

Several Universities Face Cybersecurity Siege

March 11, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. Leave a Comment

A series of data breaches at large universities has called attention to the need for strong data encryption measures across enterprises.

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