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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 activity against the education sector for numerous reasons. Let's go over them.

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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

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Securing Remote User Authentication for VPN

A virtual private network (VPN) gives you online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public internet connection. VPNs mask your IP (Internet Protocol) address and establish a secure and encrypted connection to provide greater privacy than even a secure Wi-Fi spot.

More importantly, as more users are working from home and expected to continue to work from home, VPNs...

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Tags: Authentication Security, IT Security, NAS, PortalGuard, remote access, OTP, Password Security, RADIUS, Remote Authentication, Single-Factor Authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, Virtual Private Network, VPN

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Designing and Implementing a Secure, Fully Brandable Web Portal

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Most portals are designed for their function and only provide the basics when it comes to security, but with the increase in cyberattacks, this is no longer enough. 

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Fight Password Fatigue with Single Sign-On Software

Everyone hates passwords, but what most users hate about them is how many they have to remember. In many organizations it has become a requirement to have different complicated passwords for different applications that store valuable and confidential data. So if you have ever just felt overloaded with tons of passwords from work, personal finance, or your Netflix account, you could be suffering...

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Tags: Authentication Security, #infosec, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, #singlesignon, PassiveKey, Password Security, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO)

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4 Best Password Policy Practices for State and Local Government

Brief Note about Password Policies in State and Local Government

Employees and citizens expect their data and identity to be protected through secure, reliable, and advanced technology when it comes to their interactions with their state and local government. As the novel coronavirus shuts down more offices and pushes more employees to work from home, state and local government need to prioritize...

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Tags: NIST Updates, password strength, strong password, password complexity, stronger authentication, password policies, password length, passphrase, update your passwords, password patterns, password generator, password habits, secure passwords, layer of security, security risk, login session, cybercriminals, PortalGuard Security Policy, National Cybersecurity Month, password policy best practices, limit minimum password length, regular password changes, minimum length passwords, enforcing strong passwords, password age, password history, reduce reusing weak passwords

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Searching... County Ransomware: That's Not Good

Counties fall victim to wave of cyberattacks

Ransomware is continuing to be a very pressing issue, and alongside the novel coronavirus, it can spell disaster for many counties. In fact, if you simply do a Google search for "county ransomware", Google will load the latest counties who have fallen victim to the great wave of cyberattacks happening at the state and local level.Unfortunately, many...

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Making a List. Checking it Twice.: Are You in Search of the Right IDaaS Solution?

What You Should Be Searching for in an IDaaS Solution

Finding and implementing an identity access management (IAM) solution that integrates well with your company and its security policies is much easier said than done. There are many solutions to consider and many with significant pros but also cons. If you are starting to look at IAM solutions, it is important to have your requirements...

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How City of Sacramento Took Control of Password Management

"PortalGuard has significantly reduced help 

desk calls related to account lockout and password resets. This product has alleviated security issues that we had prior to implementation." - Curtis Chiuu, Principal Systems Engineer

 

The City of Sacramento is the sixth largest city in California with a population of 500,000. Their state/local staff ranks to 4500 employees, and all of them use a...

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City of Sacramento Case Study

California’s state capital of Sacramento is a city rich in history, with a population over 500,000 and growing. The city is the core cultural and economic center of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which serves seven counties with an estimated population of 2.7 million people.

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Tags: Authentication Security, SSO, Password Security, SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, case study