VeriClouds Announces Support for NIST Special Publication 800-63B Authentication and Lifecycle Management

Today, organizations not only have the opportunity to enhance the security of identity and access management, they have the obligation to do so.

VeriClouds, a pioneer and leader in compromised credential verification, today announced that it would provide support for the latest password requirements as set forth in NIST Special Publication 800-63B, Authentication and Lifecycle Management. VeriClouds recognizes that most breaches we hear about today are caused by weak or stolen credentials, and the importance of enforcing policies for stronger passwords. VeriClouds CredVerify is a credential verification service that detects compromised credentials with visibility into more than 90% of stolen and leaked databases on the dark web. Leveraging its database of more than 6 billion records, VeriClouds extends its core product with additional checks that will be leveraged by the public sector and security focused companies, driven by enhanced security and compliance with the latest guidelines.

Protecting sensitive data and applications from unauthorized access has emerged an urgent requirement for businesses around the globe. In a world where 81% of data breaches are caused by weak or stolen passwords, 2-Factor (2FA) authentication is not the silver bullet that many hoped it would be. 2FA is neither widely deployed nor mandated for consumer services such as banking, online retail and most legacy applications, leaving sensitive data at risk. Seeing the opportunity to improve on the security of authentication, VeriClouds CredVerify goes beyond context and behavioral risk analysis by introducing credential verification into the authentication calculus, using actual breach data and password matching methods to detect and prevent reuse and abuse from cyber…

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