What Is Authentication in the Retail and Finance Industry?

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In the financial industry, fraud is a natural and ever-present challenge. Digital banking and international finance have only compounded this problem, and anti-money laundering and fraud laws in the U.S. have evolved to address these issues.

In modern times, the overlap of identity management, authentication, and identity assurance has led to more comprehensive forms of authentication. These verification forms can differ based on the customers, the jurisdiction or industry, or even the technology used to make a payment or secure funds. But, all forms of authentication are purpose-built to ensure that technological systems can resist unauthorized access to financial information.

 

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What Are Tenable and Assured Compliance Assessment Solutions?

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Government agencies and contractors in the supply chain face threats every single day. If you haven’t read the news lately, our national infrastructure and data systems face significant challenges in maintaining the security and integrity of their devices, applications and network resources. When agencies and contractors want to connect to any sensitive system, the Department of Defense requires that they utilize the Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS).

This suite of vulnerability scanning software provides passive and active search capabilities that promote high levels of network security and compliance while standardizing these tools for organizations no matter where they are at. 

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What are Impact Levels in StateRAMP Compliance?

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As Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) work with State agencies, many of them are undergoing StateRAMP certification. Fortunately, StateRAMP is much like FedRAMP in that it follows several of the same guidelines, requirements, and process structures.

Here, we’ll break down one of the basic aspects of StateRAMP Impact Levels. The StateRAMP Impact level directly relates to the security required from an agency, and the kinds of controls that a CSP must implement. 

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