Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular data are just a few of the most familiar ways devices connect with one another. Simple math informs us that the more these devices connect, the more voluminous the data that can be shared among them. We call the rapid proliferation of such devices, all able to connect between and amongst each other, the Internet of Things. New technologies are emerging daily in this expansive cloud of devices, leaving uncharted territory in terms of security. Futurex has selected five new or emerging technologies that raise questions about data security and protecting each device in this Internet of Things.Read More
The password is a constant source of frustration for anyone who works with information. Bad passwords are easy to remember—good passwords are hard to remember and must frequently be changed to protect sensitive information. If a business has any kind of online presence, then it have an even stronger need for effective password protection. Plenty of information already exists on how to create a strong password, but security can be further improved by using the one-time use password, or throwaway password.
Hardware security modules like the Futurex Excrypt SSP9000 provide a secure and convenient way to generate one-time passwords. The random number generation used for the passwords takes place inside the secure cryptographic environment of the HSM, which means the passwords cannot be hacked or tampered with.Read More
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is finally here, and that means we get to tout cyber security—something we love to do.Read More
As technology continues to advance, mobile devices are increasingly able to accomplish the same tasks as traditional laptop and desktop computers. Customers of all vendor types expect to have the ability to do everything from their mobile devices, including payments. However, now that many consumers buy products and pay for services from their phones as well as download mobile applications, businesses have become more vulnerable to security breaches through these means. Furthermore, employees now use cellular devices distributed by their organizations to complete work tasks, which only increases the risk of a data breach for any company. Because of this mobile progression, it is important for businesses to take securing this platform very seriously.Read More
The demands on cryptographic infrastructures operating in enterprise environments are heavy, and the consequences of failure can cost millions of dollars, if not billions. Because the risks are so steep, some of the largest enterprises worldwide now rely on Futurex technology to protect their organizations and their critical information on a 24x7x365 basis. The security of any core cryptographic infrastructure is only as strong as its weakest link, which is why we have gone to great lengths to incorporate robust security features and redundancy into the Hardened Enterprise Security Platform.Read More