Welcome to February! This week we launched SmartFactor Authentication™, our adaptive authentication solution that uses machine learning to better secure and streamline authentication. You can read about it in this post and see this infographic to learn adaptive authentication’s place on the road to continuous authentication.
And, now, here’s the weekly round-up of news from the tech world.
The High Cost of Password Expiration Policies
There’s a reason NIST and Microsoft no longer advocate for password expiration policies. It turns out that such policies have a deleterious effect, causing employees to reuse passwords or choose predictable ones. Read more at Security Boulevard
WordPress vulnerability points out the need to prioritize patches
Researchers discovered a bug in a popular WordPress plugin that can trick an administrator into infecting their own site. A patch is now available, but without an up-to-date asset management inventory, will users know how to apply it? Read more at SC Media
Demand for managed security service providers is rising
With the number of breaches increasing, more businesses are considering MSSP, but what are the considerations when evaluating whether to outsource your identity and access management functions? Find out at ITProPortal
Companies struggle with implementing zero trust
45% of surveyed IT professionals expressed concern with public cloud application access security. And 40% expressed concern over device protection. While they know zero trust is critical to solving these problems, professionals lack confidence in their ability to apply it. Read more Solutions Review
When thinking of privileged access management, don’t forget VPAM
VPAM, or Vendor Privileged Access Management, is an important subset of privileged access management. That’s because vendors and contractors have to be treated differently than internal privileged users. Read more Solutions Review
Read the last Weekly News Round-up.