Category Archives: identity and access management

NIST's Tougher Approach to Identity Risk

NIST’s Tougher Approach to Identity Risk

According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), “81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) understands this. This is why, I believe, they are taking a tougher approach to identity risk than to other areas of network security. As proof I would point

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NIST 800-63-3

Authentication Token Cybersecurity and NIST 800-63-3

In June 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its updated Digital Identity Guidelines in Special Publication 800-63-3.  The draft of this publication gained a lot of press in 2016 for highlighting the cybersecurity risks when using SMS for multi-factor authentication.  While the final version has not had as much focus, the

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