Tag Archives: Authentication

LexisNexis’ Kim Sutherland: Identity Proofing Measures Could Help Agencies Protect Relief Funds From Fraudsters

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Kim Sutherland, vice president of fraud and identity strategy at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, wrote in a GCN article published Monday that the federal government must implement an identity theft prevention strategy to combat scammers as they distribute stimulus funds to U.S. businesses and families as part of the $2T Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

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Cloud-Based Identity Tools, Mobile Device-Based Authentication Among Cyber Market Trends to Watch in 2019

Some of the trends in the cybersecurity market to watch in 2019 include the availability of identity platforms in the cloud and use of mobile devices in authentication, Security Today reported Wednesday. Organizations aim to supplement application security platforms in the cloud with cloud-based identity and access management systems. The …

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GSA Seeks Info on Support Sources for White House Innovation Office’s Centers of Excellence

The General Services Administration has asked information on potential vendors that can provide support services for the White House Office of American Innovation’s four proposed centers of excellence and its technology initiatives. A FedBizOpps notice posted Friday says GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service is interested in companies that can help COEs …

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GSA Wants Info on Crowdsourced Security & Penetration Testing Sources

The General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has kicked off a search for potential industry sources of crowd-sourced security and penetration testing services. TTS needs assistance in testing a shared authentication platform dubbed Login.gov that is designed to give each citizen a single digital identity that can be used to access online services from participating …

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FIDO Alliance Urges NIST to Put Authentication Sub-Category in Cyber Framework Update

The FIDO Alliance has called on the National Institute of Standards and Technology to add a sub-category on authentication when the agency updates its Cybersecurity Framework. Brett McDowell, executive director of FIDO Alliance, wrote in an article published Monday the group wants NIST to clarify language and explicitly require multi-factor authentication in the next …

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Carahsoft, TransUnion Partner to Offer Govt Clients Risk Mgmt, Authentication Tools

Carahsoft Technology will offer TransUnion‘s investigative and risk management, identity authentication and verification systems to the public sector through the contract vehicles run by the General Services Administration and NASA. TransUnion said Wednesday its TLOxp product offering will be available to government agencies via the GSA Schedule 70 and NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contracts. TLOxp …

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Gemalto to Help Colorado Agency Print, Secure State Driver’s Licenses with Polycarbonate Tech

A Gemalto subsidiary has received a six-year contract to build a turnkey platform for the motor vehicles division of the Colorado Department of Revenue to produce state driver’s license and identification cards. Gemalto said Monday its unit Marquis ID Systems will also provide a central issuance and personalization system for the Colorado DMV to print polycarbonate-based …

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Cisco’s Peter Romness Pushes for More Comprehensive Authentication to Support Common Access Cards

Peter Romness, cybersecurity programs lead for Cisco Systems’ U.S. public sector group, believes a more comprehensive authentication mechanism is needed to fend off sophisticated threats, C4ISR & Networks reported Monday. Romness said authentication must cover more than just a person’s identity, John Edwards and Eve Keiser report. “We need to know …

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Galois Subsidiary, Partners Work on IoT-Enabled Smart Home, Transit Systems Under NIST Grant

Galois has received a $1.86 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace to provide a data storage system with privacy and Internet of Things functions. Tozny, the authentication and mobile security subsidiary of Galois, said it will be the technical lead on …

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Telos ID, Carillon Federal Services Partner on Gov’t Channeling Programs

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Telos‘ identity management solutions company has partnered with Carillon Federal Services for the use of  interoperable Personal Identity Verification credentials with Telos ID’s channeling programs with the FBI and Transportation Security Administration. Telos said Tuesday Carillon will issue PIV-I credentials, which Telos ID will use for authentication functions with TSA Designated Aviation Channeling and FBI’s IDVetting. …

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Verizon’s Patrick Coomans Calls for Better Identity Authentication

Patrick Coomans, a security specialist at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, has urged enterprises to relook their password strategies and work toward adopting more secure methods of authenticating identities. Coomans, senior identity strategist at Verizon’s identity solutions division, wrote on the company blog Wednesday that the proliferation of common password use, coupled …

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