Tag: Identity Context

Doing 2FA Better Could Mean Using Social Factors

In my last post regarding weaknesses in how 2FA is implemented in the systems we rely on to secure us, I teased a thought that had occurred to me in going through the analysis I presented in the post. As usual, life intervened to distract me, but this recent post by Coinbase sharing their experience of

Doing 2FA Correctly Requires More Than 2 Factors

Two Factor Authentication (or 2FA) has been in the news a lot recently. There was the kerfuffle over NIST putting into their update of 800-63 that SMS-based 2FA is insufficiently secure and should be deprecated (something most security experts agree on). That update (still in draft) came too late for the Social Security Administration (SSA),

FFIEC Updates Their Guidance. And The Winner Is…

In my last post, I mentioned that the FFIEC was preparing an update to their 2005 guidance on internet banking authentication. Well, that update is out, and Anil John couldn’t wait to let me know about it (:)). The update, entitled ‘Supplement to Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment‘ recognizes both the growth in online

So What Does Constitute “Reasonable” Security?

A couple of weeks ago, I tweeted about what I called a must-read article by Brian Krebs. Fellow identirati Anil John lamented yesterday that we hadn’t discussed this more in the community, and on second glance I can see why. The article covers a court case where the magistrate was basically asked to decide what