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All Your Phone Books Are Belong To Us

by Jay Heiser  |  October 6, 2014

The blogosphere and the punditerati are all in a tizzy this week with the titillating news that a major financial services firm has reported that a bunch of their services were...

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AuthN TNG: Many Factors, Confidence, and Risk Scoring

by Ben Tomhave  |  September 12, 2013

Caveat: I'm part of the Security and Risk Management Strategies (SRMS) team, and not part of Identity and Privacy Strategies (IdPS). Also, fair warning... this is an incomplete thought and...

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May the Farce Be With You: pretend-complex passwords

by Jay Heiser  |  August 8, 2012

I was recently forced to change my password on a UK pension system, and my first 4 password offerings were unacceptable. I was baffled as to what part of the...

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Passwords are dead; long live the password

by Jay Heiser  |  August 1, 2012

I spent a frustrating 5 minutes this weekend enduring a forced password change on a retirement account containing $400. I was sure that the randomly generated and completely unmemorizable string...

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Are your executives 'privileged users'?

by Jay Heiser  |  February 14, 2012

The front page of today's WSJ included the cybercrime news Chinese Hackers Suspected In Long-Term Nortel Breach.  This decade long attack purportedly included the theft and exploitation of passwords belonging...

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Oops there goes another credit card down.

by Jay Heiser  |  September 27, 2011

Its been just shy of a year and a half since one of my financial service firms has cancelled one of my credit cards, so I was probably past due. ...

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Time for a rant about passwords

by Jay Heiser  |  May 13, 2011

How much mental anguish is the result of ignorant accounting grads working for Big 4s, struggling to find SOX-relevancy, totally oblivious to the huge amount of HCI research that has been done...

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Hopes and concerns for identity

by Ian Glazer  |  November 17, 2009

A friend in the industry recently asked me for my thoughts on OpenID, InfoCards, and the US federal government's work to consume non-government issued credentials. Letting the question rattle around...

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