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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

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Two-Factor Authentication: à la carte

Have you ever been to a restaurant where you really just wanted to order an entrée like steak or chicken parmigiana, and then have the freedom to choose individual sides? Ordering à la carte also applies to Two-Factor Authorization. With various One-Time Password options, you can mix and match your Two- Factor Authentication Solutions for Cyber Security.

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Tags: 2FA, #2FASolutions, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, OTP Authentication, Printed OTP, #YubiKey, secure login, Google Authenticator, SMS Text Message Gateway, Duo Push Security, RSA SecurID, Duo

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6 Ways a Security Passphrase is Better Than a Complex Password

 

 

Let’s face it, complicated, alphanumeric passwords are one of the worst parts about being online. With the plethora of websites and online applications requiring us to create accounts and passwords, the advice of password security experts is easy to ignore.

As the computing power available for password cracking continues to grow, poor password hygiene has led businesses and organizations...

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Tags: #bestpractices, #cybersecurity, Industry Updates, NIST Updates, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, Cyber Security, data security, Password Management, Password Security

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Security Concerns for Cloud Hosted Systems in Higher Education

By 2020, the number of smartphones, tablets, and PCs in use will reach approximately 7.3 billion units. This wave of the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming even more prevalent throughout higher education institutions. However, Cloud Hosted Systems and services are still only a conceptual notion among many colleges and universities.

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Tags: #bestpractices, Compliance, higher education, information security, IT Security, #ITSecurity, K-12, On-premise, PortalGuard, Uncategorized, Access Management, cloud computing, Cloud Hosted System, Password Management

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Email Password Expiration Notification Pros and Cons

Today, especially as organizations continue to work a mostly remote workforce or a hybrid environment, organizations have to find the perfect balance between a secure network and usability for their end users. Unfortunately, while passwords remain the necessary evil in protecting many of our online applications, the practice of repeatedly changing one's password does contribute to a better...

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Tags: email, End user experience, frustration, usability, Dynamic Analysis, password expiration, Password Management, Self-Service Password Reset, SSPR, Centralized Self-Service Password Reset

User Centered Design for the Business IT Environment

No matter what industry you’re in, User Centered Design (UCD) is a constant work in progress. Over the last year, I’ve had the opportunity to analyze a dynamic variety of authentication situations and pain points experienced by both IT admins and end-users. Whether it be reducing password related help-desk calls, integration to a corporate directory, or finding an access portal with an...

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Tags: Industry Updates, User Experience, User Interface, Dynamic Analysis, user convenience

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Millennials: a Look at Modern Day Data Security

A few days ago, I read an interesting piece about the relationship of Millennials with stupidity viruses in the workplace and it got me thinking. As Millennials continue to be recognized by many as ‘an increasingly stupid, entitled workforce,’ we are also faced with the prevailing stereotype as the generation that doesn’t care about privacy and data security. Given where we are at today in the...

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Tags: Authentication Security, information security, IT Security, millennials, User Experience, data security

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The Benefits of Two-Factor Authentication | Part II

In light of the lessons IT decision makers may have learned from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach—the largest data security rupture in U.S. government history—the time has come for taking another glance at the benefits associated with a two-factor authentication solution.

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Tags: Authentication Security, Compliance, identity management, Dynamic Analysis, OTP, stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication