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Implement strong password policies

As human error commonly opens the door to malicious actors and cyberthreats of all forms, implementing strong password policies is one practical step you can take to help fortify your organization’s cyber resilience. Specifically, consider implementing the following among staff member’s devices:

Utilize biometric authentication for sensitive apps

Biometric authentication is considered one of the most secure and convenient methods of user authentication for sensitive applications. This technology leverages fingerprint recognition, facial recognition, iris scanning, voice recognition and — in certain cases — behavioral biometrics to facilitate streamlined, secure access.  This approach eliminates the need for memorizing and managing complex passwords, making it […]

Use biometrics whenever possible, but especially the more secure types

Biometrics aren’t all equally secure. Face unlock, for example, is less secure than a fingerprint because fingerprints are very difficult to fake, but a similar face may be able to unlock your data. In contrast, iris recognition and voice recognition are far more secure, offering highly personalized and hard-to-replicate keys to your digital kingdom.

What’s multi-factor authentication (MFA)?

Multi-factor authentication is a type of authentication that requires multiple pieces of evidence to validate a user’s identity. It typically involves up to three factors – something the user knows (like a password or PIN), something the user has (such as a security token or cellphone), and something the user is (a biometric characteristic, like […]

Biometrics: Which popular phone has the best security?

Biometrics have come a very long way since the original smartphones. As a welcome alternative to constantly typing in your PIN or password every time you want to unlock the phone, biometrics are both convenient and secure. So how do the newest phones handle biometric security? Let’s compare a few to see how each stacks […]

Use biometrics or a PIN

Biometrics includes data such as your fingerprint or face, which can be used to unlock your phone or log into apps. These tend to be much faster than typing in a password, and they’re generally secure. On the other hand, biometrics aren’t 100% secure and a stranger may still be able to unlock your phone. […]