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Can authentication deliver better citizen services?

When it comes to issuing credentials to employees, government agencies benefit from an additional authentication step that is not well appreciated: At some point in the hiring process, a trusted human resources manager or supervisor physically meets with new hires and verifies their identification documents. When providing online services, however, that personal touch is not …

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Protecting data wherever it lives

Data encryption addresses four major areas: data in motion, data stored on user devices, data stored on servers and data that is currently being used. Today, most encryption efforts focus on data stored on servers because that is where the majority of big breaches take place. “There are lots of different challenges,” said Sol Cates, …

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The encryption challenge

IT managers know the movies get it wrong. A teenager with a laptop cannot crack multiple layers of encryption.