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When it comes to authentication are we in danger of confusing identity and access?

Apple, Google, and Microsoft have recently announced that they intend to accelerate the availability of passwordless sign-ins using the common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Julia O'Toole questions this approach and asks whether it is the result of  confusing identity and access control.

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One in three enterprises do not have a secondary DNS solution in place

According to a recent survey conducted by the Neustar International Security Council (NISC), two-thirds (67 percent) of organizations have secondary DNS solutions in place, largely to ensure resilience in the event of an attack or outage. However, one-third of enterprises continue to operate with only one DNS service in place

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Prepare now for quantum threats says NIST

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it developing a new post-quantum cryptographic standard  to replace current public-key cryptography, which is vulnerable to quantum-based attack. Despite the 2024 timescale, NIST says that organizations should start preparing for the transition now

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