Identity Management and Information Security News for the Week of January 26; BeyondID, 1Kosmos, Dashlane, and More
The editors at Solutions Review have curated this list of the most noteworthy identity management and information security news for the week of January 26. This curated list features identity management and information security vendors such as BeyondID, 1Kosmos, Dashlane, and more.
Keeping tabs on all the most relevant identity management and information security news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last month, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy identity management and information security news items.
Identity Management and Information Security News for the Week of January 26
Mother of All Breaches: 26 Billion Records Exposed
Bob Dyachenko, cybersecurity researcher and owner at SecurityDiscovery.com, together with the Cybernews team, has discovered billions upon billions of exposed records on an open instance whose owner is unlikely ever to be identified. The supermassive leak contains data from numerous previous breaches, comprising an astounding 12 terabytes of information, spanning over a mind-boggling 26 billion records. The leak, which contains LinkedIn, Twitter, Weibo, Tencent, and other platforms’ user data, is almost certainly the largest ever discovered.
BeyondID Completes SOC 2 Type II Certification and HIPAA Compliance
BeyondID, an identity solutions provider, this week announced its successful completion of its System and Organization Controls 2 Type II (SOC 2 Type II) examination. This certification highlights BeyondID’s commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of its users’ data. The company also announced that its platform is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant and can provide a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) to customers that ensures the proper handling of protected health information.
1Kosmos Launches BlockID Biometric Security Key
1Kosmos, a passwordless authentication solutions provider, announced BlockID 1Key, a biometric security key to provide a “phishing-resistant” passwordless multi-factor authentication option for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF), manufacturing clean rooms, customer help desks, higher education labs, retail bank branches, healthcare providers and other restricted environments where access to mobile devices is not permitted or available. The BlockID 1Key which is connected to a shared workstation, is FIDO compliant and provides phishing-resistant passwordless MFA (multi-factor authentication) without the need to assign every user a physical key. This provides a cost advantage over conventional keys because one key can support unlimited users for each device, so fewer are required.
Dashlane Becomes One of the First to Meet Updated 2022 ISO Standards
This week, Dashlane, a password manager solutions provider, is proud to announce their ISO 27001 certification. ISO 27001 is a security structure established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The ISO certification requires organizations to follow strict protocols that independent auditors must verify to ensure that an organization’s security practices are well-designed and implemented. By being certified, businesses demonstrate high security standards that existing and potential customers can trust because of ISO’s influence and standardization across the globe.
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PsyOps in Cybersecurity and the New Challenges of Regulatory Compliance
Ariel Parnes of Mitiga takes us on a journey into the world of PsyOps and the role it currently plays in cybersecurity. As we navigate the complex terrain of modern cybersecurity, the emergence of psychological warfare tactics in cyber-attacks is becoming a critical concern. The behavior of the notorious ALPHV/BlackCat and Scattered Spider ransomware groups during their recent attacks against MGM Resorts International and MeridianLink is a stark reminder of this evolving threat. Cyber-criminals are no longer just exploiting technical vulnerabilities– they are now masterfully manipulating human psychology, laws, and regulations to achieve their nefarious goals.
Unlocking Diversity and Creativity to Boost Cybersecurity Recruitment and Retention
Larry Whiteside Jr. of RegScale walks us through using diversity and creativity to boost and retain cybersecurity talent recruitment. In today’s ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, organizations are grappling with the constant threat of cyber-attacks. Now more than ever, organizations’ needs for skilled professionals, including attracting and retaining top-tier talent, is crucial for building robust defenses. However, as we are beginning to observe, traditional recruitment strategies are not sufficient in addressing the complexities of our new digital age. To fortify cybersecurity teams, it is essential to think beyond what is considered a tried and true, or traditional, recruitment method, and instead embrace more creativity in the process of hiring talent.