Market-leading tokenless two factor authentication solution shortlisted for ‘Security Project of the Year – Public Sector’ at the 2014 Computing Security Awards.

Infosec Cloud has been shortlisted to win this year’s Computing Security Award, ‘Security Project of the Year – Public Sector’, for the company’s SecurEnvoy tokenless two factor authentication solution for Dundee City Council.

Dundee City Council needed to tighten security for remote and mobile employees accessing the organisation’s networks via VPN. At the time, the primary identity verification method was a username and password, but passwords can be easily snooped, phished, cracked or guessed.

In addition to being good practice, stronger security was also a requirement of the Scottish Government’s new GSX Code of Conduct (CoCo), a mandate for all local authorities accessing the Government Connect Secure Extranet (GCSx).

A particular requirement focussed on the policies and procedures relating to mobile and remote user access.

To meet this need the Council reviewed a number of strong two-factor authentication (2FA) solutions which provided enhanced security for network access and was cost- effective, scalable and would ensure user adoption.

SecurAccess tokenless strong authentication from SecurEnvoy, was selected as it ticked all the boxes, offering user flexibility and was easily scalable. SecurAccess provides users with network access via mobile phone SMS. Passcodes are sent to user mobile phones and are entered alongside the usual login details, to safely access networks and emails from remote locations. Nearly everyone had a mobile phone, so this reduced deployment costs.

The ‘Security Project of the Year – Public Sector’ category of the Computing Security Awards champions the impressive work that has been carried out to make Public Sector organisations increasingly secure and is independently awarded for collaborative working that demonstrates tangible business benefits.

Infosec Cloud has also been shortlisted for the ‘IT Security Reseller of the Year’ at the 2014 Computing Security Awards. The awards ceremony will be held on 9th October at Hotel Russell, London.

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