As Bruce Schneier has stated in a blog about the Heartbleed bug: On a scale of 1 to 10, this goes to 11.
CertiVox’s M-Pin Multifactor Authentication Platform has been shortlisted for ‘Best Multifactor Solution’ at the SC Magazine Europe Awards. This is a significant milestone for our company for a number of reasons.
Global Banking & Finance Review recently spoke with Brian Spector, CEO, CertiVox about security within the financial sector, including the state of user security, common threats and organizations can be doing.
With the story about our PrivateSky takedown now public, I want to take the opportunity to clarify a few points in various articles that have appeared since yesterday covering the story.
Cryptography is a lot about trust. And in the real world cryptography depends on standards, as the standardisation of cryptographic algorithms is how cryptography is projected into the real world.
Two weeks ago CertiVox took part in the Structure Europe event hosted by Gigaom. This event was all about building the global cloud and some of the top global IT practitioners joined together on stage to analyze technology and product needs for cloud services in Europe. Set at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London, the Event began on the 18th September and lasted for two days. Influential companies in the cloud solutions business aligned next to the hottest start-ups on the scene, which created a good mixture of exhibitors. The representatives from CertiVox enjoyed meeting lots of interesting companies like Import.io who won the Start-up launch pad contest and familiar faces like Cloud66. It is always good practice for start-ups such as us to be out there to learn from and connect with folks from the technology scene.
The female computer voice telling me: ‘you got mail’ tore me out of deep thoughts about everything and nothing – it is semester break.
Battle you say? We love usernames and passwords *shudder
Several super high profile smash and grab attacks on global scale cloud service providers have prompted stronger authentication to be deployed on Google, Twitter, Evernote and many more providers. The balance between user friendliness and credible security is a key issue for these providers or any web site owner needing to increase secure authentication. There is no point in making the service exorbitantly difficult to use of course. When looking at the security they choose, however it raises the question why they would bother at all! In the interest to make things easy for users the secure authentication systems they deploy aren’t actually secure. Perhaps it’s just cost. Adding strong user authentication to any service is naturally a cost issue.
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