April 2017 - In the Boxing Ring


In the Boxing Ring


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4 April 2017 - Welcome to the April 2017 edition of ‘In the Boxing Ring’.


This month, we will be releasing a new security enhancement to the Box Office portal, to include Dual Factor Authentication. Traditionally, only a username and password was necessary for authentication, however, standard bodies, such as PCI v3.1 standard, are now enforcing more secured methods for authentication. In pages 2 to 3 we highlight the changes that we have implemented to comply with these new  standards.


Also this month, the US-CERT released a note questioning the process of TLS/SSL Interception. Whilst they made  some valid points, they failed to address the benefits of TLS/SSL interception and the dangers of leaving it to the end-user to make the correct choice. In pages 4 to 5, we present our case for HTTPS Interception and how, if done correctly, can strengthen TLS Security.


On page 6, we highlight the features and fixes to be released in this month’s patch Tuesday for Network Box 5. 


Finally, Network Box Germany, in association with technology partner Tarox, was at CeBIT 2017, held in Hannover, Germany. In addition, Network Box Managing Director, Michael Gazeley, was interviewed by RTHK about the latest IT-related issues.


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