OneLogin Weekly News Round-up: October 18, 2019

October 18th, 2019   |     |  culture and news, security & compliance

It’s Friday, October 18, 2019 and we’ve just wrapped our second Connect19 in London. Special thanks to our customers, partners, and others who joined us in the UK for a special day. If you were unable to join us, you can check out a recap of the event on the OneLogin blog!

We’d also like to take a moment to recognize a few customers and partners. During Connect19 London, we recognized customers and partners for their use of OneLogin’s platform to drive business transformation, cloud deployment, collaboration, and innovation. This year’s award winners included:

  • Tesco, Most Collaborative award
  • Noon E-Commerce, Best Cloud Growth award
  • Royal Mail, Most Creative Use Case award
  • Tata Consultancy Services, Partner System Integrator of the Year award

We hope you’ve had a great week! But, before you start the weekend, let’s catch up on this week’s cybersecurity news!

CFO and CIO: Living in Perfect Harmony
Data security and consumer privacy may seem like a matter best left to CIOs, but compliance is a shared responsibility. In fact, OneLogin CFO Bernard Huger notes that CFOs are natural partners for CIOs when it comes to maintaining compliance with laws like GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act. Read more on CIO DIVE

What’s the Difference between Passwordless and Passwordfree?
Passwordless and passwordfree are popular buzzwords at the moment. But, did you know there’s a difference between the two? While more convenient than entering a password, passwordfree authentication prompts users for a biometric factor like a thumbprint, while using a password behind the scenes. On the other hand, passwordless authentication eliminates the password by combining biometrics with certificates as authentication factors. Read more on Finextra

How Poor Password Practices Break the Bank
Recent news tells the story that financial services organizations are increasingly at risk of cyberattacks. Poor password hygiene remains the main culprit in attacks on financial institutions. Bad practices like weak passwords, compromised passwords, and password reuse increase an organization’s potential exposure. Tools like Shield by OneLogin empower end-users to improve their own password hygiene. Read more on Healthcare Info Security

Preventing Pass the Hash Attacks with PAM
Although it was first discovered in the 1990’s, “pass the hash” attacks remain a threat today. The attack which baits privileged account users with a false IT problem, enables an attacker to store the privileged user’s account credentials as a hash that can be used to access additional IT resources within an enterprise. Privileged Access Management (PAM) can help mitigate the threat by leveraging single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA). Read more on Solutions Review

Netflix and Chill Out with Password Sharing
Although they haven’t yet revealed a plan, the streaming provider, Netflix, announced that it is seeking a way to curtail password sharing across its service. While this may be a blow to streamers hoping to save a couple bucks, it’s a win for security. Read more on Complex

Read last week’s Weekly News Round-up.

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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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