OneLogin Weekly News Round-up: August 16, 2019

August 16th, 2019   |     |  culture and news, security & compliance

As we cross another week off the calendar, so much has changed, yet so much remains the same. On the change front, we recently launched a refreshed homepage experience, which if you haven’t yet, you should take a moment to browse. We’ve also gotten a week closer to our annual customer conference, OneLogin Connect. This year’s conference takes place September 25, 2019 at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco, CA. OneLogin customers are invited to join us for a day of best practices, 1:1 sessions with OneLogin staff, our product roadmap, and so much more. We hope to see you there!

Now, for the things that didn’t quite change. Industry headlines this week were riddled with—you guessed it—stories of breaches and cybersecurity vulnerabilities. That said, we also unearthed a couple stories we think will help you position your organization for a more secure future. Either way, if any of the stories in this week’s round-up keep you up at night, you can always visit that shiny, new homepage to consult our solutions and product tabs. We hope you enjoy this week’s recap!

Working From Home: Not as Chill as You Think
A recent Nationwide Insurance survey found that a majority of small business owners allow their employees to work remotely. Although remote working has become the new normal, the study found that the practice poses a major security gap for the one-fifth of business owners who fail to provide remote workers adequate cybersecurity training. Not-so-fun-fact: The open WiFi network at your neighborhood coffee shop? Turns out, it isn’t the safest place to access corporate resources. Read more on Fox Business

Human After all?
While we were busy musing about robots inevitably taking our jobs, the personal health information of 317 Australian visa applicants was leaked. The culprit? Not the robots. An ABC Report found that a typo in an email address caused a spreadsheet containing personally identifiable information to be sent to a member of the general public. Our own Stuart Sharp noted, “while on the surface it appears that breaches like these are easily avoidable, the fact is that humans are still the weakest link in our cyber security defense strategies.” Truth hurts, but we’re only human. Read more on Silicon UK

Suprema Biostar 2 Breach Exposes Biometric Data
Security researchers discovered a trove of biometric data from Suprema’s Biostar 2 security platform in an unsecured database which included fingerprint data, facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, as well as, other PII. While it’s unclear if the data was accessed by malicious actors, the unsecured data did include roughly 27.8 million records. Read more on The Verge

Two-Factor Authentication Isn’t Without Flaws
While better than authentication with just a username and password, two-factor authentication (2FA) is vulnerable to malicious actors. A TechRepublic interview with SecureAuth’s Stephen Cox describes a variety of tactics bad actors might employ when a second factor is needed to authenticate into a compromised account. Risk-based security like OneLogin Adaptive Authentication leverages machine learning to analyze a broad range of inputs, calculate risk scores, and determine the most appropriate security action. Read more on TechRepublic

Cybersecurity Expertise is a Must-Have at Your Next Board Meeting
Without delving into data, you already know that breaches on the rise. As FastCompany noted this week, the average annual number of data breaches is up 27.4%. Having a strong Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and compliance is critical, but not enough to limit all exposure. It’s time to add a cybersecurity expert to your company’s board! Read more on Forbes 

That’s all for this week! We hope you enjoyed our recap and look forward to connecting with you next week. If you’d like more information on how you can safeguard your organization, please visit our Resource Center!

About the Author

Tony Smith is a Marketing Communications Manager at OneLogin. He is passionate about developing blog and social media content that helps customers identify and find solutions to their identity and access management challenges.

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About the Author

Tony Smith is a Marketing Communications Manager at OneLogin. He is passionate about developing blog and social media content that helps customers identify and find solutions to their identity and access management challenges.

View all posts by Tony Smith

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