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NIST: Time for SMS OTP Tokens to “RIP”

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce and one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. An upcoming pair of “special publications” from NIST know as its official communiques have updated its recommendations for a host of authentication and security issues, and […]

Ezmcom partners with Data Wide to expand in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ezmcom Partners with Data Wide in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ezmcom Inc (EZMCOM) announces a new partnership today: Data Wide (DW), an IT and Information Security firm, has joined the Ezmcom Partner Program. DW will now offer Ezmcom’s complete suite of Multifactor Authentication (MFA/2FA), Risk based adaptive authentication (RBAA), 3D Secure Authentication, Innovative Display Credit and Debit Cards, PKI Digital Signatures and […]

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World Password Day 2016: Security vs User Convenience?

5th May, 2016 is marked as the “World Password Day“. While, the addressing the concerns to password protection is critical, I find it amusing how age-old techniques and expert suggestions have never matured. It, further, surprises me how same repeatable things are projected to protect Passwords. Lets first look at […]

Dream vs Reality. What would you choose?

A tough question. Have you ever thought if given an option what would you choose – Dream vs Reality? Before you could get into decision making mode, let us get deep inside each one of them. Dream Dream, by definition, is a series of thoughts, images and sensations occurring in […]

Are you a professional blogger? Try InstaSafe

I am the Co-Founder of InstaSafe and I am looking for a part-time blogger who can work with my marketing team on a regular basis. The topics covered would be generally Entrepreneurship, Technology, Computer Security, Computer Networking, startup culture, etc. InstaSafe is a Microsoft Ventures Accelerated security firm based out […]

Saga of Acquisitions

For past couple of months, the acquisition and legal departments of some major companies were in action. And I am sure this is just a beginning in what we are seeing as a trend now. Acquisitions are not new to us. They happen for some reasons: Bigger companies acquire small […]

Facebook Deals: What does it mean?

Did you hear? Facebook declared its royal entry today with Facebook Deals. What does it mean? At the very outset, it sent warning signals to all heavyweight champion startups like groupon, deals2buy, buy, snapdeals and many more. Lets try to understand why I feel Facebook has a huge potential to […]

Power Learnings from Steve Jobs

As I read this article, I lost myself with Steve Jobs. I, still, remember when I first read about Steve Jobs in iCon. I had heard about Steve earlier but the book made me fall in live with his leadership style. I always hoped that someday I could have made […]

Sitting UP: Don’t SHIT

Today one of my friends forwarded me the below story. I was not surprised at the conclusion of the story but I was surprised not to have read it anywhere earlier. Lets first read the story: ==================================================================================================== A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A small […]

Learnings from Micromax

Ohh yes guys, the IPO of Micromax might hit the Indian market soon. Do you know Micromax? Honestly, I was not aware of this brand unless some of my friends and colleagues bought the mobiles of Micromax. Very few people know and in fact, even I was surprised to know […]

Record Holiday Online Sales

US Holidays recorded a record sales in the holidays: a whooping $32.6 bn. It is a great news especially when the economy has been struggling a lot. So, it’s definitely a great news for the business. I visited US in 2207 just after Thanksgiving and during the New Year. I […]

$67mn Fraud: Citi’s Indian fiasco

As some of you might have already read, Citigroup hit a major issue in India recently. Indian Banking market is dominated by HDFC, ICICI and SBI. All other players came in later and still in their process of wooing consumers but to a great extent, it is yet to break […]

Eximius at IIM Bangalore

Last Sunday, I visited to participate in “The Art of Elevator Pitch” Panel Discussion at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. The discussion was very informative. Honestly speaking, I did not know what is an Elevator Pitch before I decided to participate in the contest when I received an email from […]

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The following appeared in the editorial section of a corporate newsletter. “The common notion that workers are generally apathetic about management issues is false, or at least outdated: a recently published survey indicates that 79 percent of the nearly 1,200 workers who responded to survey questionnaires expressed a high level […]

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The following appeared in the health section of a magazine on trends and lifestyles. “People who use the artificial sweetener aspartame are better off consuming sugar, since aspartame can actually contribute to weight gain rather than weight loss. For example, high levels of aspartame have been shown to trigger a […]

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The following appeared as part of an article in a magazine devoted to regional life. “Corporations should look to the city of Helios when seeking new business opportunities or a new location. Even in the recent recession, Helios’s unemployment rate was lower than the regional average. It is the industrial […]

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All groups and organizations should function as teams in which everyone makes decisions and shares responsibilities and duties. Giving one person central authority and responsibility for a project or task is not an effective way to get work done. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the opinion […]

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The following appeared in an announcement issued by the publisher of The Mercury, a weekly newspaper. “Since a competing lower-priced newspaper, The Bugle, was started five years ago, The Mercury’s circulation has declined by 10,000 readers. The best way to get more people to read The Mercury is to reduce […]

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The following appeared in a report presented for discussion at a meeting of the directors of a company that manufactures parts for heavy machinery. “The falling revenues that the company is experiencing coincide with delays in manufacturing. These delays, in turn, are due in large part to poor planning in […]