Infra Structure Security
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Public key infrastructure is a very complex and secure way of transactions with many entities playing a vital part in the whole PKI system such as
- The certification authority
- The registration authority
- The public key and the private key
- Key management
While this methodology is still very rare certain organizations use this PKI infrastructure to enable the secure transactions of the organization. Nbiz can help its customers to provide the appropriate PKI solution in order of for the secure transactions to take place and also the company management of the cycle.
Nbiz can help theirr customers to provide the the appropriate PKI solution in order of for the secure transactions to take place and also the company management of the cycle.
It is being practiced on different organizations, especially when the software development were built in-house. One of the reason being considered during the enhancement on the proper security analysis aspects, it will take a longer time to deliver their applications and also, it requires a special skill sets for the competencies and review the security side of the applications.
To overcome this Nbiz provides you the best soulution for Application security according to your organization evnvironment.Below are the few best PKI security solutions where Nbiz provides once you engage our services.
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Weak passwords are a problem because they are easy to guess – and they are certainly no match for brute-force password attacks by criminals using automated password cracking software such as John the Ripper.
One way to beef up the security of your authentication process is to force users to create long, complex passwords, but such enforcement comes at the risk of employees writing the passwords down – thereby defeating the attempt to increase security.
A better method is to adopt a two-factor authentication system. To authenticate, users have to supply a password ("something they know") as well as information from a second factor – typically "something they have," such as a one-time password generator token.
The Biometric Advantage
Of course, one-time password tokens can be lost as well as potentially hacked, so relying on "something they have" is not always a foolproof approach.
Instead, an even more secure two-factor system can be based on "something they are" – that is, biometric information derived from measurable biological or behavioral characteristics.
Common biological characteristics used for enterprise authentication are fingerprints, palm or finger vein patterns, iris features, and voice or face patterns. These last three involve no physical contact with a biometric sensor, which makes them less intrusive to use.
What To Look For
- Cost -The purpose of implementing any biometric system is generally to maintain the same level of security at lower cost, or to improve security at a reasonable cost. The cost of implementing a biometric system will depend on whether biometric authentication can be added to your existing authentication infrastructure using standards such as BioAPI (vendors such as Entrust support fingerprint readers as authenticators on their platform), or whether your entire authentication platform has to be replaced, or whether you decide to use an additional biometric authentication system in parallel with your existing one.
- An alternative approach could be to use biometrics to access a single sign-on system that then accesses your existing authentication system(s).
- Other factors include the cost of sensors such as fingerprint readers or iris scanners that have to be purchased. This drawback obviously does not apply with biometric system that use smartphones as sensors.
- Biometric type and security. Different biometric systems provide different levels of security as measured by FNMR and FMR scores – and with the current state of technology, a good fingerprint reader generally offers a lower FNMR and FMR (and therefore "better security") than non-contact technologies such as voice or face recognition.
- But before rejecting any biometric type on the grounds that its FNMR and FMR scores are too high, it is important to consider what level of security you really need a biometric system to provide. A biometric system that you plan to use as the single factor for authentication needs to offer more security than a system that you plan to use as a second or third factor.
- It's also important to take into account the environment the biometric authentication system will be used in. For example, fingerprint readers do not work well in environments where users' fingers are likely to be dirty. Similarly, voice recognition systems are not a good match for excessively noisy environments.
- Anti-spoofing measures. One potential problem with biometric factors is that they are not "secrets" in the way that passwords or tokens are. This means that it could be possible for a hacker to present a photograph to fool a facial recognition system, to present a wax cast of a fingerprint to a reader, or to play back a recording of a voice to a voice recognition system. It may even be possible to intercept the biometric data from the reader and replay it later, bypassing the biometric sensor. Before purchasing any biometric technology, be sure to understand what types of anti-spoofing measures it employs.
- Vendors tackle this problem in a number of ways. For example, some voice recognition systems require users to authenticate by asking them to speak a series of random words, preventing them from using a previously recorded voice sample. Similarly, face recognition systems may attempt to detect blinking to ascertain that the image in front of the camera is not a photograph. Sophisticated fingerprint readers also measure heat or electrical conductivity to establish that the finger is "alive."
- Revocation. Unlike a password, biometric characteristics such as fingerprints can't be revoked or changed. This can pose a serious problem should a hacker successfully compromise the database housing the biometric credentials. Some biometric systems may deal with this challenge by uniquely distorting or transforming the biometric template when it is stored, and transforming or distorting the biometric in the same way during the match process. If a hacker compromises a fingerprint template database, users can then re-enroll and distinct templates can be generated by using a different distortion or transformation. Ask any vendor you talk to how their system deals with template revocation.
- Compatibility with operating systems and devices. Make sure any biometric system you are considering works with every operating systems in your organization that will use it. The same goes for mobile devices such as tablets and cellphones.
- Ease of management. When evaluating a biometric authentication system, make sure to pay particular attention to how easily the system can be managed using the management software provided to you by the vendor. It's particularly important to investigate how easily you can enroll large numbers of users into the system.
- Integration with directory systems: It's advisable to consider if the system can integrate easily with Active Directory or any other LDAP directory system you use.