Cisco news:

The unrestrained progressive growth of corporate systems and networks has intensified in recent months the processes of optimizing the cost of servicing their activities.


Paradoxically, research in this area shows how stable the situation is in the lack of education of employees of companies in computer security.


According to the research of the password manager company LastPass Research, the average user uses about 190 passwords in everyday life. Mobile applications, websites, access to the working environment… Which is quite an impressive figure. That is, it is definitely unlikely that at least one in 10,000 people will be able to remember all of them, without writing down and using a special program…

It is clear that passwords are quite easily compromised and difficult to manage with a large number of employees. Double authentication, with the development of 5G networks and potentially insecure communication protocols, also carries additional risks that will be implemented in the near future with sufficient coverage of the mobile network according to the new standards.


Duo passwordless authentication news:


Duo passwordless authentication, which is proposed for implementation by Cisco, will be tested during this year.



The very essence of the technology is to abandon passwords, which, occupy to 50% of the working time. Generating, replacing, tracking-up to half of all applications are occupied by problems. Related to the authentication of workplaces and access to special software.


Cisco promotes the zero-trust regulation in the network, the very idea of WebAuthn technology. Which consists in creating individual certificates with unsymmetric encryption and implemented at the API level for each application and connection. And from any device and place – is quite interesting.


That is, to increase privileges even when gaining access to one component of the network becomes much more difficult. The certificate will act strictly within the access. Thus, when implementing attacks, the complexity increases exponentially. Taking into account their multilevel nature and the need to calculate for a sufficiently long period of time. For which the certificate may well lose relevance, and there will be dozens of such attacks.…


The most important point in this technology is the use of hardware security modules for certificates, for example, built into new Apple T2 processors, or other manufacturers. Which will allow you to exchange public-private keys and store them locally. For others, the public key is useless without its second part, which is stored. In fact, in the cryptographic container of the device’s security module, implemented in hardware.



That is, at the level of Apple ID, as well as Windows Hello and others-support for this option will be extremely interesting. And the connection, especially in the future of virtual cloud corporate networks – acquires a new level of serious protection.

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