While consumers are aware of increased risks and scams via the internet, they still plan to do more shopping online – and earlier – this holiday season, McAfee reveals. Thirty-six percent of Americans note they are hitting the digital links to give gifts and cheer this year, despite 60% feeling that cyber scams become more…

Ransomware is becoming an epidemic for any collection or repository of data. Each day the attacks seem to be getting larger and more lucrative for cybercriminals. According to Europol’s annual report, the Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), file-encrypting malware attacks could become far more destructive as cybercriminals change their tactics. The IOCTA lists ransomware…

ImageWare Launches Multi-modal Biometric Authentication for Enterprises

Today’s security consensus is that password-based authentication and access is insecure, and that some form of two- or multi-factor authentication is necessary. The simplest and easiest second factor is an SMS-based soft token, and that is the route already adopted by many organizations. However, NIST’s recently published concern over some implementations of SMS-based 2FA has…