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Cyber Hacking, FCP Internet (evolve) at Forefront of Recruitment Technology Security

Is a typical username and password authentication enough anymore? With so much emphasis in the news that the cyber hacking is becoming more frequent with the likes of Google and Sony making front page news. Evolveā€™s Managing director Nick John discusses the importance of protecting your data and how evolve takes security seriously with the use of 2-factor authentication.

Aldershot, United Kingdom, June 04, 2011 --( Cyber threats increasing?

“Following the exposure of the Sony PlayStation 3 security flaws - and with so much of our data stored online - are we making it too easy for criminals to get hold of our information?”

So leads the following article in today’s news

This follows a number of recent reports of security threats to major names like Sony, Google et al and again serves to highlight the generally complacent attitude that most of us have to the idea of protecting our data with usernames and passwords alone.

The above article suggests that the security issue is related to "cloud" based storage only and of course this is not true – it is just that there is a vastly increasing level of our “stuff” being stored out there in the cloud. Just this week, Apple hinted at plans for music storage in the cloud.

What it does expose however is that username & password authentication alone is dangerously weak if it’s designed to protect data that we consider precious and that we need to keep secure.

Business data falls into the same category. And in recruitment, it’s data that should be providing competitive edge or perhaps real value as an asset in the business.

That’s why evolve™ uses a 2-factor authentication system to provide security. Call it chip & pin if you like because that is the same – a physical device that encrypts communication and a password to validate it.

Over 10 years of providing a business critical application to recruiters, evolve have been accused a number of times of being "over the top" as far as security is concerned. For those people that think that, maybe it’s only when they lose their data (physically by leaving a laptop on the train) or via hacking as in the Sony situation, that it’s time to think about seriously.

evolve™ is the leading SaaS delivered, cloud based recruitment CRM and database solution and we take security seriously. If you’d like to find out what this means for your business then contact us now for details.

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FCP Internet LTD
Nick John
01252 333344

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