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That tried and true methodology includes "something you have" and "something you know." The something you have could be a smart card, coupled with a private password or PIN that is verified against the smart card as the "something you know."
Who's the Next Victim?
"The global workforce is increasingly embracing teleworking and mobile computing, and for the most part, this shift is a good thing," Busseri said. "Providing employees with the required resources and access to work away from the office will increase productivity and allow an employee to better integrate life: career, family life and play."
Of course, he added, critical data of a sensitive and confidential nature should never be allowed to leave the safe and friendly confines of an organization's network perimeter or simply "beyond the network's firewall." This, he said, ensures that private files are not exposed to unauthorized access or unnecessary risk.
"Today's enterprises operate in a world where hackers and data thieves are equal-opportunity criminals. They are standing at the ready to steal our identities and most-sensitive information," Busseri said. "The organizations that do not accept this reality will inevitably find themselves as the next cyber attack victim making front page headlines."