Compromised VPN Passwords Taking Down Pipelines - Why?

While the topics of multi-factor authentication (MFA), Zero Trust, and other cybersecurity measures are discussed at great length across all industries, are they being implemented? With the recent explosion of ransomware attacks going after our critical infrastructure and disrupting our daily lives, you would think that cybercriminals are getting past all of these security measures using complex...

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Tags: MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, VPN, tailored authentication, compromised, two-step authentication

Dissecting the Colonial Pipeline Attack: Illustrating the Weakness of Traditional Cybersecurity Methods

On May 7, a cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline forced the shutdown of the East Coast’s largest gasoline pipeline, disrupting gas supplies for several days. Cyberattacks have become increasingly common and this latest breach highlighted the vulnerability of the country’s critical infrastructure.

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Tags: MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, passwordless, multi-factor

The State of the Cybersecurity Talent Gap

Following the pandemic, businesses across the globe have had to migrate to the digital sphere in order to continue with their operations. While this provided a greater level of convenience and accessibility, it also came with its fair share of risks — most notably in the field of cybersecurity. Cybercrime has been on the rise since the pandemic began, with around 36 billion records being exposed...

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Tags: #cybersecurity, teach cybersecurity, cybersecurity leaders

BIO-key Named as a Finalist for SC Media 2021 Trust Award

It’s been an exciting 2021 so far as the wheels continue to turn in the identity industry. Most recently, BIO-key was recognized by SC Media in its 2021 Trust Awards as one of the finalists and leading providers of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, recognized for the quality, security, and ease of use of our PortalGuard IDaaS platform.

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Tags: authentication management, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, #userauthentication, IDaaS, identity and access management

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Improving Cybersecurity Readiness Across the Government Sector

The collective government sector, including state and local governments, municipalities, city councils, local law and federal, and other government entities continue to be a target for cyberattacks. Unfortunately, in 2021, there continue to be more cyberattacks, with more future threats on the horizon. According to a recent article on ZDNet, in 2020 the government sector had 16% of the total...

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Tags: #cybersecurity, MFA, #phishing, Federal Government, Biometrics, cybersecurity leaders, state and local

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2 Year Cyber Threat Outlook for Higher Education

With the education sector being a large target for cyberattacks and having to face numerous types of threats, IT teams in school districts need to be aware of current threats and the future ones that are steadily approaching. As more schools are going hybrid in the effort to combat COVID-19, many threat actors are using a variety of techniques for cyberattacks.

Here is our cybersecurity outlook...

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Tags: #cybersecurity, Education, higher education, identity management, IAM, iam strategy, cyberthreat

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Why is the Education Sector a Key Target for Cyberattacks?

Why has the education sector become a key target for cyberattacks? Threat actors have increased their cyber security threats against the education sector and institutions for numerous reasons. Let's go over them.

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Securing PeopleSoft Access – Don't Leave it Out of Your IAM Strategy

Secure access needs to be given to all applications, regardless of the type of application it is and where it is located – on-premises or in the cloud. However, the larger and more critical the application is, the more complicated and challenging it can become to secure access to it.  

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Tags: identity management, User Authentication, IAM, peoplesoft, strategy, oracle, iam strategy

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Cyberattacks on Education: 87% Have Experienced at Least One

The education sector continues to face a growing complex of cybersecurity threats. While the education industry has been under high attack for several years, the forced move to remote and online learning as a response to the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020 has blown the gates off. At this point, 87% of educational institutions have experienced at least one successful cyberattack, and 36% of...

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Tags: #cyberattacks, #cybersecurity, Education, higher education, #defeatcyberattacks