A tip of the hat to folks who point out that two-factor authentication works even when other common credentials have been breached.
When Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence became the poster children for having personal photos stolen from the cloud, Apple’s Tim Cook stated Apple would improve the security of iCloud. He cited using two-factor authentication as one of the improved security measures. The same was true of Evernote when 50 million Evernote accounts were breached. Their CEO recommended two-factor authentication. Now, in the wake of 7 million passwords being posted online, the security team at DropBox is recommending two-factor authentication as well. If I were Jimmy Fallon of NBC’s Tonight Show, I’d have to get busy writing thank you notes to all of them. Recommendations from such luminaries are not easy to come by – even if they do come a little late.
From 'The Hunger Games' and 'Casablanca' to 'Ghostbusters' and 'Home Alone': Authentify Invites 'You' to Submit Movie Parodies for NCSAM
This month marks the 11th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security.
Shining a spotlight on NCSAM, Authentify is sponsoring an online-only event featuring parody movie posters or scenes whose characters are recast in cybersecurity roles or styles. Submissions will be shared on the Authentify website (http://info.authentify.com/posters). The event is open to Authentify employees and the general public. Participants are invited to submit a poster or movie scene parody by emailing a PDF file to email@example.com. Anyone who submits an entry will receive an Authentify T-shirt. Anything that is not suitable for work environments will be discarded, and file sizes larger than 5 MB will be undeliverable.