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US Cybersecurity legislation – better late than never!

Fraser Thomas, VP International, Swivel Secure Inc. Last week US Congress began the process of making President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he focused on ways to secure the nation’s businesses and infrastructure in cyberspace, a reality. On Wednesday two House members reintroduced a bill requiring companies to meet a specific set of …

Swivel Secure Announces Support for OATH OCRA Authentication

Swivel Secure, a global leader in strong authentication, today announces the integration of the Initiative for Open AuTHentication (OATH) Challenge Response Algorithm (OCRA) in its authentication platform. The move to integrate support for OCRA into v3.10 of the Swivel authentication platform reflects its increasing deployment in major banks and financial institutions, many of which insist …

US Must Wise Up to the Password Problem in 2015

New research finds that the US employees pose serious security risks due to over dependence on usernames and passwords. The United States (US) could be heading for another year of data loss disaster thanks to widespread password reuse online, warns new research,* released today by strong authentication provider Swivel Secure. The national study, which examined …

Shellshock Vulnerability Update

Swivel Secure are aware of a reported vulnerability in bash known as ShellShock. This affects a number of versions of bash, including the version on the Swivel Appliance. However, the BASH exploit as reported requires unauthenticated access, using a restricted BASH shell. Swivel only provides authenticated account access to the BASH shell, to a full …

‘Strong’ Password Authentication Puts US Organizations at Risk of Data Security Breach

New whitepaper exposes the weaknesses of strong passwords and how they offer little to protect end-users against identity theft 01 September 2014 – A whitepaper commissioned by two factor authentication provider, Swivel Secure, entitled ‘Passwords: The Weak Link in Digital Security’, highlights how username and password authentication is leaving end-users vulnerable to identity theft. Increasing …