Tag Archives: two-factor authentication

GSA Seeks Info on Potential Cloud-Based SaaS Collaboration Platform Sources

The General Services Administration has sought information on potential vendors that can provide a cloud-based, software-as-a-service platform designed to facilitate collaboration among individuals and teams within the agency. A FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday says GSA is looking for an enterprisewide collaboration tool that adopts transport layer security protocols with encryption …

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Thomson Reuters’ Timothy Murphy: CIOs, CFOs Key to C-Suite Execs’ Involvement in Cybersecurity

Timothy Murphy, president at Thomson Reuters Special Services, has said chief information officers and chief financial officers have a role to play in getting partners and other C-level executives involved in cybersecurity programs at law firms, Law.com reported Friday. Murphy said Thursday during a panel discussion at Thomson Reuters’ CFO/CIO/COO …

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HyTrust’s Jason Lackey: 2-Factor Authentication Could Protect Networks from Insider Threats

Jason Lackey, an executive at software firm HyTrust, has said that corporate organizations should implement two-factor authentication in an effort to protect computer networks from insider threats. “2FA is not bulletproof, but it does at least add another layer of security,” Lackey, director of marketing operations and digital at HyTrust, wrote …

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Singapore Adopts Gemalto Authentication Tech for E-Gov Services

Digital security company Gemalto has provided its two-factor authentication and password encryption technologies to support Singapore’s government e-services system. The company said Thursday its Coesys eGov Authentication Server will work to facilitate secure access to e-services for users of the Singapore Personal Access system. Gemalto added the server uses a two-step login process that includes both …

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Tom Callahan on SafeNet Assured Technologies’ Launch, Future of Cross Domain Tech

Netherlands-based digital security firm Gemalto closed its $890 million purchase of SafeNet in January of this year and shortly afterward officially launched a new subsidiary focused on the U.S. federal market — SafeNet Assured Technologies. Tom Callahan, vice president of sales at SafeNet AT, led SafeNet’s federal sales team as its VP prior …

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Neville Pattinson: Smart Cards Offer 2-Factor Authentication Technology for Gov’t Services

Government agencies need to bolster the adoption of two-factor authentication for services and applications by balancing agency requirements, security and convenience for users, according to Smart Card Alliance’s Neville Pattinson. Pattinson, the alliance’s technical chairman and founding board member of the Secure ID Coalition, wrote in a guest piece published Thursday on GCN that …

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Symantec, Imprivata to Offer Two-Factor Authentication for E-Prescription of Controlled Substances

Symantec has partnered with Imprivata to combine their credentialing and identity-proofing technologies to deliver electronic prescription services for controlled substances that comply with the Drug Enforcement Administration‘s requirements. Imprivata said Tuesday that Symantec, a government-approved credential service provider, will integrate Norton Secure Login and the Symantec Validation and ID Protection Services with Imprivata Confirm …

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Verizon’s Carlos Arcila: Cyber Strategy Needed for Energy Grids

Carlos Arcila, external communications manager for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, has recommended several ways to safeguarding the country’s energy infrastructure from cyber attacks. He noted on the Verizon blog Tuesday that organizations that operate and monitor U.S. energy and utility systems need cybersecurity framework especially now that the grid has become modernized …

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