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Close to 150 million consumers were affected by the recent Equifax hack. While most of the media attention has been focused on protecting individual consumers from identity theft, this article focuses on protecting businesses.

Because this hack is just the beginning of whatrsquo;s to come, three things are likely to happen:More companies will be exploited through Struts in the coming months due to old versions of Struts still present in applications. Larger scale attacks, affecting multiple companies at once, will occur, leveraging vulnerable open source components. Regulation will ramp up across multiple industries forcing tighter security management. Before we get into whatrsquo;s likely to happen, herersquo;s a quick recap of the Equifax situation.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
K1 Investment Management, which owns Core Security, plans to acquire the identity management and authentication company for more than $200 million.
Irsquo;ve stopped covering breaches.

First, because clouds are nowhere to be found among them. (The focus of this blog is advice to enterprises that are moving, or have moved, to cloud computing.) Second, because it just seems like piling on a company thatrsquo;s already in distress.However, breaches are on the minds of enterprises on the move, due to the latest breach at Equifax.[ The cloud storage security gapmdash;and how to close it. | Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorldrsquo;s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]What we know now about Equifax is that Equifax was aware of the breach well before it announced that hackers had gained access.Hackers made off with Social Security numbers, birth dates, and addresses of 143 million people.

Thatrsquo;s enough to steal your identity.

A few Equifax people resigned, but that does not fix anything.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Each record contained details on voters, including names, addresses, dates of birth, their ethnic identity, whether an individual is married, and the individual's voting preferences.
Innovative Pay Later Application Opens Mobile Credit Services for Financially-Excluded, Prepaid SubscribersSAN FRANCISCO, September 13th, 2017 – Juvo, the pioneer in mobile Identity Scoring, today announced its partnership with Tune Talk, the fastest growing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Malaysia.

The deployment, Juvorsquo;s first in Malaysia, will drive financial inclusion across a population that has rapidly adopted smartphones in a highly saturated market.‘Pay Laterrsquo;, created by Juvo and fueled by Juvorsquo;s Identity Scoring, is... Source: RealWire
I get this question all the time: How long will it take to move a certain number of applications to the cloud? Of course, they get the standard consultant answer: “It depends.” But there are some rules of thumb that you can apply to get a general understanding how much work will be involved to make the migration.

These rules of thumb deal with function and object points, complexity, data coupling, and use of cloud-native features.[ What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. | Also: InfoWorldrsquo;s David Linthicum explains how to move into a cloud career from traditional IT. ]Many enterprises look to move applications without modification, aka “lift and shift.” This means you canrsquo;t take advantage of cloud-native features, such as identity management, asset management, or governance, but yoursquo;re willing to sacrifice cloud-native for speed.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Customers found PIN was just a date-time stamp, vulnerable to brute-forcing.
Any online or offline service that uses the four big personal identifiersmdash;name, address, birth date and Social Security numbermdash;will have to use some other method to verify identities, security experts say.
Openwave Mobility Integrates the GSMArsquo;s Mobile Connect with Digital Identity Solution, SmartIDM REDWOOD CITY, Calif – September 11, 2017 – Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize encrypted mobile data, today announced that it has integrated the GSMA's Mobile Connect into its digital identity solution, SmartIDM. Mobile Connect is a secure, seamless authentication solution which matches a user to their mobile device.

That means that mobile subscribers can eliminate the frustration... Source: RealWire
Class actions already piling up against identity theft brokers Less than 24 hours after credit monitors Equifax revealed it had lost the personal data of more than 130 million Americans, two class action suits have been filed.…
143 million now face identity theft threat, so here's what to do if you're one of them.
The Host Identity Protocol might be the answer to inadequate check-the-box security standards.