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Cyber4Z started in 2015 with two specialists experienced in the cybersecurity domain. We now have a team with various capabilities in the field of strategic and tactical design of cyber security, IT, Privacy and Blockchain technology.

In addition, we are involved in technical and tactical implementations of complex security challenges that focus on the acceptance of new technologies in a pragmatic way. With our expertise and experience, we can guarantee the business objectives of our clients. These are widely determined by laws and regulations, customer requirements and rules of compliance.

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Our team consists of certified professionals. Quality is our top priority. The technical and tactical implementations we deliver from the strategic design can be externally certified against the ISO9001, ISO27001, NEN7510 or other standards. Therewith we can have our quality tested externally as well. In addition, we provide operational knowledge when it comes to technical security assessments such as penetration tests, project management, SOC / SIEM propositions with connecting services such as log management, vulnerability and compliance management, patch management, training in the field of privacy, security and blockchain technology.

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Monthly cybernote: May 2019

World Password Day 2019: it's time to switch to biometric alternatives

We celebrated World Password Day on May 2nd and we are all encouraged to reflect on the security of our passwords. It has been clear for some time that the "normal" password is old-fashioned. More and more new forms of security are emerging, such as two-factor authentication and logging in with a fingerprint. And that is necessary, according to research by Nuance.

The fact that the normal password is not secure enough is largely caused by our own shortcomings. The research shows that one in four respondents forgets a password at least once a month. Almost a third of them (28%) contact customer service every three months to reset their login details. These problems arise because the respondents have an average of 11 different online accounts and use an average of 9 different passwords for those accounts.

This password chaos is not only frustrating, but also dangerous. Worldwide, almost a quarter (24%) of respondents in the last 12 months became victims of fraud. An average of 1780 euros was stolen from this fraud. Not everyone learned their lessons from it: more than a quarter (27%) of the victims did not change their passwords for other accounts afterwards.

Cyber crime continues to increase, and passwords and pin codes are becoming increasingly ineffective in protecting sensitive information. It is therefore time on this World Password Day to look for alternatives that are safer and more effective. Biometric security, from fingerprint to voice protection, is on the rise. More than 400 million consumers worldwide already use this more than 8 billion times a year. More and more banks are using voice protection with spoken passwords. For example, the HSBC bank indicates that a biometric system based on voice recognition has ensured that more than 350 million euros of customers are protected against attackers.

The research shows that consumers are becoming increasingly confident in these biometric security methods: worldwide 68% say they feel comfortable using this technology. Almost a third of users already use a form of biometrics, with fingerprint or face recognition. These methods are especially popular among young people: 59% of respondents between the ages of 18 and 24 used them.

World Password Day is becoming more and more important in a world where cyber security continues to evolve and cyber criminals become smarter every day. It is time on this special day to stop thinking about the security of the passwords we already use, but to start thinking about new forms of security, says Nuance.