KeyIdentity Cybersecurity Webcasts – Wissen. Aber sicher.

Mit der jetzt im Herbst startenden Cybersecurity Webcast Serie von KeyIdentity möchten wir Sie stets zu den neuesten Entwicklungen der IT-Security informieren. Holen Sie sich Ihr Know-how aus erster Hand, diskutieren Sie mit unseren Experten und schützen Sie Ihr Unternehmen. Better be safe than sorry! Continue reading KeyIdentity Cybersecurity Webcasts – Wissen. Aber sicher.

thyssenkrupp entscheidet sich für Multi-Faktor-Authentifizierung von KeyIdentity

KeyIdentity hat mit thyssenkrupp einen weiteren DAX-Konzern als Kunden für seine LinOTP-Lösung gewonnen. Die Mitarbeiter des weltweit agierenden Industriekonzerns können sich künftig mittels Multi-Faktor-Authentifizierung (MFA) sicher im HR-Portal des Unternehmens anmelden. LinOTP von KeyIdentity löst damit die bisherige Zwei-Faktor-Authentifizierung (2FA) auf Basis einer SMS-Lösung ab.

Insbesondere für thyssenkrupp-Mitarbeiter im Ausland war die PIN-Übermittlung per SMS nicht mehr praktikabel, da die Nachrichten oft nur mit erheblicher Zeitverzögerung versendet wurden.

Flexible Auswahl von Authentifizierungs-Token

LinOTP von KeyIdentity bietet thyssenkrupp eine extrem hohe Flexibilität beim Einsatz unterschiedlicher MFA-Token und Service-Anbindungen. Der Zugang zum HR-Portal ist damit effizient und sicher zugleich: Mitarbeiter von thyssenkrupp können zwischen diversen Tokentypen wählen, um eine sichere Authentifizierung durchzuführen. Continue reading thyssenkrupp entscheidet sich für Multi-Faktor-Authentifizierung von KeyIdentity

Treffen der IT-Securitybranche | KeyIdentity @ itsa | 10. – 12. Oktober 2017 in Nürnberg

10.000 Fachbesucher, 489 Unternehmen, 19 Länder (in 2016) – die itsa zählt wenige Jahre nach ihrem Start zu den bedeutendsten IT-Security Messen weltweit. Dabei bietet ein umfassendes Angebotsspektrum eine Vielzahl an Möglichkeiten, sich gezielt zu IT-Security Themen auszutauschen. Die itsa findet vom 10. – 12. Oktober 2017 in Nürnberg statt.

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MFA – save time by switching to LinOTP today

Regarding MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) the well-known administrator mantra “Never change a running system” is not accurate anymore, given today’s speed of IT technology development. In fact, regular changes have become a necessity to keep up with competitive markets. This is particularly true, if the new technology is driven by steady development to avoid unnecessary issues in the foreseeable future.

LinOTP brings substantial benefits for MFA-backed environments. It has no token vendor lock-in, it is open source and API-first developed. It is easy to set up and to integrate in the first place – it takes only about half a day in a standard environment. And we make sure that transitions from existing MFA solutions to LinOTP are stable, fast and painless for architects as well as for the performing administrators and the users.

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What does LinOTP’s API-first development mean for you?

LinOTP – the open source MFA solution – is developed with an API-first strategy in mind. For us at KeyIdentity this does not mean to dogmatically follow each and every REST guideline but to think about the easiest yet most flexible way of introducing new features to our API in terms of simplicity of integration before the feature is actually implemented, while remaining backwards compatibility. Therefore, our API for all of our customers is feature complete.
For an integration product such as LinOTP, an easy integration into the user’s environment is probably the most important key feature. While historically LinOTP’s most used integration practice is based on the RADIUS protocol together with the FreeRADIUS server shipped with the KeyIdentity LinOTP Smart Virtual Appliance (SVA), the HTTP based API recently gains more and more importance. Especially for web applications LinOTP’s HTTP based API allows for easier and deeper integrations.
LinOTP features a stateless HTTP based API for validation, returning responses in the simple-to-parse JSON format. Request parameters may be sent as URL encoded data in a POST request’s body. This article will show what the API-first strategy means for you and how to integrate LinOTP into your own web applications.
To demonstrate LinOTP’s API by example, we show you how to integrate the QR Token into your environment.

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Is your password putting you at risk?

One major cause of data breaches is the stolen password. Once hackers have an email address and password, a world of possibilities are open to them. The dangers are not just limited to the account they have access to. Their hacker’s next steps usually include not only selling the details to other criminals but also “credential stuffing”; taking the login details for one account and trying it on others. Imagine if your ISP account was hacked – your work email, online shopping and other accounts most people possess would be targeted.

Companies would do well to introduce Two Factor or Multi-Factor Authentication to protect their employee and customer digital identities. Put simply, this requires another authentication criteria to be satisfied before granting access to a site or account. Many large corporates are turning to 2FA to help derisk their customer’s exposure to a data theft. Sony Playstation, Apple, Instagram, and Gmail all offer this additional security measure.

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