Following the news today that Virgin Media has urged users to change their router (super hub) passwords over fear of being hacked, James Romer, Chief Security Architect – EMEA at SecureAuth Corporation has said the following. 


 

The consumer association, Which? has called for the industry to improve basic security provisions, including requiring customers to create a unique password before use, two-factor authentication, and issuing regular software security update. This is not adequate.The way organisations are approaching authentication and securing credentials needs to be rethought for cyber security strategy and investment to have any shot at being successful. Simple two-factor authentication is no longer enough to safeguard against today’s attacks. Pushing forward, organisations are realising they need to adopt a new approach to prevent to misuse of stolen credentials that doesn’t just add an extra step to users authentication process, but instead provides effective protection while providing a good user experience. Modern approaches such as adaptive access control techniques and identity based detection work invisibly to the user but work to protect, detect, and ultimately remediate attacks essentially rendering stolen credentials useless.”
James Romer, Chief Security Architect – EMEA at SecureAuth Corporation… 

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

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