Multi-factor Authentication

MobileIron Modernizes Multi-Factor Authentication for the Cloud

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MobileIron, the secure foundation for modern work, today announced the addition of MobileIron Authenticator to its comprehensive MobileIron Access cloud security solution. MobileIron Authenticator is a new mobile application that allows organizations to verify a user's identity using the phone as a second factor of authentication.  

Passwords are failing

According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, compromised credentials are the top cause of reported data breaches. The best solution is to move beyond passwords, as MobileIron already does with seamless single sign-on for trusted devices and apps. But when that is not possible because of legacy devices or untrusted environments, many organizations look to multi-factor authentication (MFA) as additional evidence to confirm a user's identity. Traditional MFA, however, uses hardware tokens that are easily lost or software tokens that require inconvenient activation through QR codes. Neither of these is an ideal user experience.

Cloud Computing: AWS security best practices - Multi-factor authentication and beyond

Grazed from CloudComputing News. Author: Editorial Staff.

Last week, the news that Code Spaces suffered a breach that overnight put the company out of business and cost their clients untold millions reminded everyone in the IT community how devastating a major data security breach can be for our companies and clients. At Logicworks, we manage highly available, compliant cloud infrastructure on Amazon Web Services, and in the wake of this catastrophe, we decided to publish a list of AWS security best practices.

Data security is not binary. Best practices are to use defense in depth and continuously evaluate what improvements can be made and how the threats are changing. AWS, and public cloud computing in general, provide many new capabilities, but along with that come new threats and new tools to counter them. Here are some of our recommendations to improve AWS security and build a good foundation for a secure scalable environment...

Microsoft secures Azure cloud services with multi-factor authentication

Grazed from Author: Daniel Robinson.

Microsoft has added much-needed multi-factor authentication to its Windows Azure cloud computing platform, enabling organisations to secure access to any Azure services used by workers, partners and customers.  Available now, Active Authentication enables multi-factor authentication for Windows Azure Active Directory identities, the cloud-based service that provides identity and access capabilities for applications and other resources on Windows Azure itself.

Active Authentication requires users to authenticate themselves at sign in using an app on their mobile device or via an automated phone call or text message. This extra step helps prevent unauthorised access to data and applications in the cloud, Microsoft said...