Week 43 in Review: Rockwell Buys Cybersecurity, SMS 2FA Still Sticky
A breach of at least one developer on the Steam game platform led Valve, the owner of Steam, to required a cell number for every developer for 2-factor authentication, despite the fact that SMS is considered to be the least secure second-factor. Meanwhile, the industrial control industry continues to partner or purchase cybersecurity services.
The industrial automation giant agrees to buy Verve Industrial Protection, joining in an ICS trend of bringing cybersecurity capabilities in-house to keep up with attackers. (26 October 2023)
Despite warnings that sending one-time passwords via text messages is a flawed security measure, companies continue to roll out the approach, especially in consumer-facing applications. (23 October 2023)