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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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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 to secure user authentication 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...

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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

What is Password Fatigue?

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...

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

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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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