Biometric authentication uses physical or behavioral human characteristics to digitally identify a person to grant access to systems, devices or data. It has the potential to make authentication dramatically faster, easier and more secure than traditional passwords, but companies need to be careful about the biometric data they collect.
Stories by Maria Korolov
Antivirus software can’t keep up with new malware or variants of known malware, but it still plays a role in an overall endpoint protection strategy.
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When individuals and departments bypass IT to acquire cloud services and apps, IT and security teams are blind to the security vulnerabilities and compliance issues they present.
Ransomware attacks--and defenses against them--are evolving fast, but enterprises still struggle to keep up.
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Criminals are beginning to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to get around cyber defenses
There are many reasons why IT professionals can be fired, but six out of the top nine are related to security. Fireable offenses included failing to modernize a security program, data breaches with unknown causes, data breaches that do not become public, and the failure of a security product or program investment.
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