EMV card

An EMV card is a type of credit or debit card that uses the EMV standard for authentication and authorization. EMV cards are also known as “chip cards” or “smart cards.” EMV cards are equipped with a microchip that stores information about the cardholder and the card issuer. This information is used to authenticate the … Read more

Threat ignorance

The term “threat ignorance” refers to the fact that many people are unaware of the threats that exist online. This can lead to people making careless decisions, such as clicking on links or opening attachments from unknown sources. It can also lead to people sharing too much personal information online, which can be used by … Read more

Behavioral biometrics

Behavioral biometrics is the use of behavioral characteristics to identify individuals. These characteristics can include things like typing patterns, gait, and voice. Behavioral biometrics can be used to verify the identity of a person, or to track and monitor their activities. Behavioral biometrics is a relatively new field, and there is still much research to … Read more

Common access card (CAC)

A Common access card (CAC) is a secure identification card issued by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to its personnel. The card is also used to access buildings, computer networks, and other secured areas. The CAC card contains a microchip that stores information about the cardholder, such as their name, DoD affiliation, and … Read more

Keystroke ID (keystroke identification)

Keystroke ID is a method of authenticating a user based on their typing patterns. This can be done by measuring things like the speed and accuracy of keystrokes, the amount of pressure applied to keys, and the order in which keys are pressed. This information can then be used to create a profile of the … Read more

Personal identity verification (PIV) card

A personal identity verification (PIV) card is a type of identification card that is issued by the United States government to employees and contractors. The card contains a variety of information about the cardholder, including their name, photograph, and fingerprint. The card is used to verify the cardholder’s identity and to provide access to government … Read more

UK Identity Cards Act

The UK Identity Cards Act is an Act of Parliament that was passed in 2006. The Act requires all adults in the United Kingdom to have an identity card. The card contains the holder’s name, photograph, and other personal information such as their date of birth and address. The card can be used to prove … Read more

Access governance (AG)

Access governance (AG) is the process of managing and regulating access to information and resources. It includes the identification, classification, and control of access to resources based on the needs of the organization. The goal of access governance is to ensure that only authorized users have access to the information and resources they need, while … Read more

Universal 2nd Factor (U2F)

U2F is an open authentication standard that strengthens and simplifies two-factor authentication using specialized USB or NFC devices based on similar security technology found in smart cards. U2F provides two-factor authentication by combining something you know (a username and password) with something you have (a hardware security key). It’s designed to be easy to use … Read more

Strong authentication

Strong authentication is a security measure that requires users to provide more than one form of identification when logging into a system. This may include a combination of something the user knows (such as a password), something the user has (such as a security token), or something the user is (such as a fingerprint). Strong … Read more