It’s Friday, October 25, 2019 and we’ve got a jam-packed edition of the Weekly News Round-up. We started the week with the announcement of a new strategic partnership with Prianto UK. Prianto UK, a knowledge-based distributor, will distribute OneLogin services as we continue to grow our footprint in the United Kingdom.
At Connect19 in San Francisco, OneLogin President and CEO Brad Brooks introduced the Trusted Experience Platform™. The trust-based platform is designed to change what authentication means by eliminating the password and changing how we think about authentication.
The Trusted Experience Platform™ is powered, in part, by two new product offerings, Vigilance AI™ and SmartFactor Authentication™. Vigilance AI harnesses the power of data and automation to identify unusual patterns in behavior for advanced threat defense and an improved customer experience. SmartFactor Authentication limits the risk posed by text-based passwords and delivers a context-based authentication methodology powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Finally, moving to an identity and access management (IAM) system can save businesses millions of dollars a year. Not only can IAM reduce help desk tickets, it also improves employee productivity and increases IT efficiency. Want to know how much you can save? Check out our newly launched ROI calculator for an estimate of your company’s savings with OneLogin’s IAM solution.
We hope you’ll take a moment to explore these new offerings. And, once you’re done, let’s catch up on the latest in cybersecurity news!
Lessons Learned from the Equifax Breach
We continue to learn more about Equifax’s internal security policies which made a data breach inevitable. Chief among risk factors was the use of the password ‘admin’ to to protect access sensitive data. OneLogin’s Stuart Sharp notes that passwords remain ineffective and that humans remain the weakest link in our cyber defense strategies. Read more on Computer Weekly
How Gender Diversity Can Improve Security
As demand for cybersecurity professionals increases, Gartner offers insight as to how companies can address the shortage of security talent. Their advice? Recruit and hire more diverse teams. According to Gartner, gender diverse and inclusive teams outperform gender-homogeneous, less-inclusive teams by 50% on average. Read more on Intelligent CISO
Johannesburg Targeted in Second Ransomware Attack
For the second time in four months, the city of Johannesburg has fallen victim to a ransomware attack. The attack on South Africa’s largest city comes amid a week of ransomware attacks targeting financial institutions around the world. Read more on ZDNet
Samsung Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Reader
The fingerprint reader on Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus can reportedly be unlocked using a 3D-printed fingerprint or even a screen protector. Samsung is working on a fix, but in the meantime Galaxy owners should use the device’s face unlocking system or PIN code. Read more on CNet
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