One-Time Password: Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions relating to importing, provisioning and managing OTP hardware tokens in 2FA and MFA environments.
Smart Card Standards: What Do They All Mean?
With so many smart card related standards in existence it is important to understand what they mean and how they are relevant. In this article we provide an overview of several key standards and what part they play in the smart card eco-system.
Generic Identity Device Specification (GIDS) for Smart Card Authentication
GIDS sets out the functionality of a physical identity device that can be used for authentication, such as a smart card or USB token.
What is PKCS#11?
PKCS#11 defines an API to communicate with cryptographic security tokens such as smart cards, USB keys and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs). Also known as "Cryptoki", PKCS#11 is part of the Public Key Cryptography Standards.
Introducing Our New Partner, Korum Secure
Microcosm is pleased to announce that Korum Secure is our new distributor in France.
Dinkey Pro/FD Version 7.4 Released
We are very pleased to announce a new release of the Dinkey Pro/FD SDK, version 7.4. Version 7.4 brings a much sought-after feature to Dinkey Pro/FD—demo software keys. Read on to learn more.
Google Advanced Protection Program
Google have introduced their strongest security for personal Google accounts. Support for hardware Security Keys now offers the strongest form of account protection against sophisticated phishing attacks.
HOTP vs TOTP: What's the Difference?
HOTP and TOTP are the two main standards for One-Time Password but what do they mean from a security perspective, and why would you choose one over the other?
Microcosm is Now Listed on WiredGov
Microcosm is pleased to announce that it is now listed on WiredGov, enabling the distribution of our digital security software and hardware to the UK government and public sector organisations.
Driven by ever-increasing rates of cyber crime, spending on cybersecurity is expected to rise by 12-15% over the next five years, with cumulative global spending predicted to exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021.