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VDI requires two-factor authentication

Users are increasingly connecting their own devices to the corporate network. despite policy that may forbid it.  CIOs are "embracing and extending" this movement by providing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).  Essentially they are saying "You can have whatever device you pay for as long as it goes through our control system.   This article has a nice overview of the security requirements for rolling out VDI, including, of course, two-factor authentication.

Fraudsters defeat poor risk management, not two-factor authentication

SC Magazine's Australian edition recently published an article entitled $45k stolen in phone porting scam. This article was then rewritten on Help Net Security as "Fraudsters beat two-factor authentication, steal $45k"

Mozilla specifies two-factor authentication for CAs

The Mozilla team is cracking down on the lax security of certificate authorities.  They have sent an email to CAs requesting information confirming security practices including two-factor authentication:

Looking for a C developer to create a WIKID PAM module

We're interested in development of a wAuth C library and a WiKID PAM module that can be packaged for the major flavors of Linux.  The module should allow users to be authenticated using wAuth to a WiKID two-factor authentication server and include support for the offline challenge-response mechanism.  Documentation on the wAuth API is available and examples of other wAuth API packages (Java, C#, PHP, Ruby & Python) are also available.  Familiarity with PAM and C are probably more helpful than knowledge of two-factor authentication.   The license for the packages will be GPL. 

Determining Cost of Capital

A key underlying premise in finance is the cost of capital. Information security professionals need to understand that investors can put their money into other stocks and bankers can loan their money to other borrowers. The reason they loan money to your company is to make a good return for the risks they are taking. The less the risk, the cheaper the money.

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