Tag: Hack

Citi data breach shows need for new FFIEC regulations

This week’s data breach at Citibank, which appears to have compromised the personal details of up to 200,000 consumers, was followed on Monday by a reported hack at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Serious incidents at two of the world’s most high-profile financial institutions within a matter of days of one another has once again highlighted the need for new legislation to govern online financial services

Multi-factor authentication – the popular kid at school…

In light of all the recent cyber attacks costing companies money, reputation and customer trust, stronger security and additional layers is increasingly becoming top of the shopping list for IT professionals. But there is still some confusion as to what are the best security elements that need to be in place to provide the best […]

Introducing gaming security

In the wake of high-profile leaks, breaches, and hacks at large companies I took some time to reflect on my experiences as a gamer. I can’t argue that I’ve had the longest or most successful gaming career, but I certainly have enjoyed being a part of a community and ecosystem that is unique to my […]

Yet another hack – passwords (and storing them) fail again

After the LinkedIn debacle, it’s depressing but not entirely surprising to see yet further reports of large-scale hacks, this time of Yahoo! losing 400,000 usernames and passwords to anonymous hackers. It seems amazing to us, working as we do in the security industry, that the passwords were stored in plaintext with absolutely no form of […]

Twelve months of enterprising blogging

Today the Gemalto Enterprise blog celebrates its first anniversary. Since the birth of the Enterprise Blog on August 30th 2011, we’ve given our view on many of the biggest stories in the world of enterprise security and authentication. These have included everything from passwords to privacy, and Google to Genesis. Having shared so many of […]