Tuesday, March 24, 2020

My best practices for 2FA and FIDO2 security keys

Some of my FIDO2 security keys
Since starting my journey (and blogs) with FIDO2 security keys, I got questions about how I use the keys and how I set up my various accounts for 2nd factor authentication. In this blog post, I am trying to address those questions and briefly discuss different types of FIDO2 keys. So let's get started...

Monday, March 23, 2020

Obtaining device metadata for FIDO / FIDO2 security devices

Zoo of FIDO2 security keys
Last year, I started my journey to passwordless logins. I bought my first FIDO2 USB security key. Then, I added the key as an alternative to time-based one-time passwords (TOTP) to my online accounts where possible. Over time, I got more FIDO devices and also enabled an IBM Cloud tutorial on end-to-end security for passwordless support. What I learned through the process is that sometimes device metadata is important. So today I am going to write about what it is and where / how to obtain it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

My best practices for home office - Corona edition

Take some rest
If you follow my blog, you may already know that I work from home since more than 12 years. Except for some business travel, I tend to do the "things" considered work from a dedicated room in my house in Germany. Over the past years, I tried to find the balance between being productive (team, customers, employer, ...), take care of my family, socialize where possible and staying sane and healthy. Here are some of my best practices. They may or may not work for you, but at least give you some inspiration.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

How to: Slack or email notifications for IBM Cloud security issues

Architecture for security notifications
In my past blogs I introduced you to IBM Cloud Security Advisor and how to integrate your own security scans. You can view all security findings in the security advisor dashboard. Another option is to get alerted for your choice of new security issues. For this you need to set up notification channels and messaging. In today's blog I am going to explain details and share my code.