Why are organizations struggling with cyber security?

Why are organizations struggling with cyber security? Answer: Because there is no simple answer Some of the reasons for heightened concern are obvious, as hackers have successfully attacked the databases of the federal government and Fortune 500.  Indeed, we’re all painfully aware that hacking has become a sport to many and is championed in certain countries.  Yet based upon recent trends, we’re learning that most organizations are focusing on strengthening their internal security policies and procedures.  Disgruntled employees and outliers …

Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Cloud

Since the introduction of smartphones with advanced capabilities, a debate has raged over whether to trap information, including biometrics, on the device or make it available everywhere you are, by placing it in the cloud.  Having lost a cell phone during a business trip in Chicago, I’m not certain that I ever truly embraced the on-device only mantra.  Still, the early influencers and industry leaders such as Apple and Samsung, along with security alliance organizations such as FIDO all proclaimed …

The future of retail payments and biometrics…

“That will be two bits, sir.”  Remember the old movies where the newspaper salesman would say that to a customer fishing in his pockets for a quarter?  As for me, I’ve never liked the way loose coins jingle in my pocket as I walk.  It just seems so silly to carry quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, given the value they represent is so nominal.  But the annoyance pays off when I happen upon a bell-ringing Santa and his donation bucket.  It feels …