In 2016, more than three billion passwords were harvested from breaches by criminals in the U.S., according to Shape Security."Criminals exchange passwords on the Dark Web and use a technique called credential stuffing to apply passwords to targeted web domains and automatically attempt authentication for tens of thousands of compromised passwords," Routh
Biometrics is the “something you are” identity factor used in authentication and identification systems. Organizations that rely on biometric technology should ensure the confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of their biometric assets. To manage security risk, biometric information should be protected from unauthorized access and modification. * The
The latest wearable tech to get people talking isn’t an activity tracker or a watch. It’s a glove that gives the wearer an entirely new set of fingerprints, fooling even the best fingerprint scanners on the market.
In what’s believed to be an unprecedented attempt to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, or any smartphone that uses fingerprints to unlock, California’s top cops asked to enter a residence and force anyone inside to use their biometric information to open their mobile devices.
The more sophisticated the system, or the more critical, private information that system holds, the more advanced the identification system protecting it becomes.
University of Washington computer scientists and electrical engineers have devised a way to send secure passwords through the human body.
Mobile platforms offer a significant operational advantage to public safety stakeholders by giving them access to mission critical information and services while deployed in the field, during training and exercises, or participating in the day-to-day business and preparations during non-emergency periods. However, these advantages can be limited if
The familiar Common Access Card, though it may still be used for physical access, will be replaced for login by multi-factor authentication including biometrics and behavioral characteristics.
General cyber awareness information on password and biometrics.
With the tragic events of 9-11, the ensuing anthrax spread, and the war on terrorism DoD and Government are faced with an ever increasing new threat-Cyber Terror. While terrorists' plans have traditionally involved physical attacks, DoD's increasing reliance on a highly interconnected information grid translates into a growing possibility that terrorists