Daon Blog Team
[PODCAST] CCPA: the good, the bad, and the newly liable

In this eighth episode in the Daon Podcast Series, we talk with Elliot Golding, partner at Squire Patton Boggs and co-chair of the E-Privacy Law Committee at the American Bar Association, about the coming impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and what you should know before it takes effect on January 1st, 2020.

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Guest Blog
Understanding the FBI's Private Industry Notification on Multi-Factor Authentication

Guest Post by Paul Kenny, Chief Technical Architect, EMEA/APAC

Heeding the FBI is wise, but misreading the Bureau can be disastrous. And never has this been truer than in the context of the FBI’s recent Private Industry Notification on Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

A cursory look at this notification (or worse, a glance at some of the newspaper headlines it’s been generating) might well lead you to believe—quite mistakenly—that MFA is a vulnerable and unreliable security framework.

In truth, the FBI is saying nearly the exact opposite—that MFA is a necessary and wildly effective means of preventing upwards of 99.9% of all cyberattacks, but that not all MFA is created equal, and that the very best security framework is an "advanced" MFA implementation that utilizes the strongest authentication factors such as physiological and behavioral biometrics.

In fact, when the FBI reports to have “observed cyber actors circumventing multi-factor authentication through common social engineering and technical attacks,” it is referencing the very attacks that an advanced, biometric-based MFA platform (like IdentityX) is designed specifically to prevent.

To help illustrate this point, let’s quickly walk through the attack types listed in the FBI’s notification to see how IdentityX protects against them:

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Daon Blog Team
[VIDEO PODCAST] Introducing Our New President of Emerging Markets, John Sanders

In this seventh episode in the Daon Podcast Series, we welcome our new President of Emerging Markets, John Sanders. John reflects on his career and previous roles as Chief Technology Officer for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Chief Operating Officer and Acting Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and what he believes is the future of Daon.


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