Facebook Home officially launches Friday and privacy is (not surprisingly) the nagging question.
John Fontana's blog traverses the evolving digital identity landscape and its intersection with the cloud, compliance, audit, privacy, mobile computing, API integration and security.
John Fontana is a journalist focusing on access control, identity, privacy and security issues. Currently, he is the Identity Evangelist for strong authentication vendor Yubico, where he writes and edits a blog, as well as, directs several social media channels and represents Yubico at the FIDO Alliance. Prior to Yubico, John spent five years with identity vendor Ping Identity. He also spent 15 years as a senior editor for a variety of publications, including Communications Week, Internet Week and Network World, where he focused on enterprise topics including collaboration, directories, network infrastructure, databases, open source, ERP and security. He covered IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Red Hat, Google among other enterprise vendors. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, CNN, CIO and Mashable.
Two-factor authentication requirements will be accepted by websites and end users at least to aid sensitive transactions, an analyst has predicted.
NSTIC and the Office of Management and Budget hope secure ID credentials add security, accuracy, speed to state, local government benefit programs online.
SANS Institute's list of the top 7 human risks in computing includes phishing, passwords, and devices.
The Commonwealth may well be proving that a national effort to build an identity layer for the internet has the tools it needs to meet the challenge.
A pair of security experts laud the renewed interest in two-factor authentication, but say there are other improvements needed to tighten security around end-user logins.
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is moving ahead with current plans to establish more pilots and programs this year.
A US District Court judge in California has ruled that plaintiffs failed to show harm stemming from last year's theft of 6.5 million passwords from LinkedIn.
Authentication, trust, and the cloud emerge as pressing issues for identity's evolution, according to the RSA Conference panel.
Security architectures will gain smarts by analyzing zettabytes of data.
Data breaches top the list, up from No. 5 just two years ago, in Cloud Security Alliance report.
Do end-users, online services, email providers and other invested parties have a collective conscience that can build a better credential and make the Web a safer place?
The RSA Conference will kick off next week with the Cloud Security Alliance Summit, which examines issues from identity, to mobile to national security.
The black hats are getting more sophisticated, but unfortunately the white hats are making the same old rookie mistakes
FIDO Alliance aligns smart devices, authentication but will its scope be broad enough and its appeal wide enough.
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- 4 Apple sets teamwork tone with leaders role in NFC, infrastructure group
- 5 Salesforce Winter 15 adding strength to authentication services