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Prevent Office 365 Phishing Attacks by Adding a Secure Front Door

 

Office 365 is a must-have software for all industries in today’s world.  The ease of use and value of Office 365 applications are great for users on both the individual and business end. The subscription-based service allows individual users access to Microsoft apps such as Microsoft Office. For businesses Office 365 it offers a bit more. Email and social networking services essential in...

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Tags: #contextualauthentication, #singlesignon, #office365, secure office 365

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Access Control | Contextual Authentication

 

 

Access control is simply controlling entry into a cyberspace as previously explained in this blog. For example, you have to have a password to access your Facebook account. This password requirement is access control. Without it, anybody could access your page and do whatever they wanted. This is primarily why cybersecurity exists…to prevent those who shouldn’t have access from getting...

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Tags: #contextualauthentication, #cybersecurity, Access Control

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CyberSecurity Access Control with Single Sign-on

 

CyberSecurity Access Control with Single Sign-on

If you haven’t noticed yet, browsing the web in 2017 basically requires you to have multiple accounts with usernames and passwords. For my fellow Chrome users, you may forget that you are already signed into your account as soon as you open the browser unless of course, you sign out of your account every single session. Realistically who does...

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Tags: #cybersecurity, Access Control, #singlesign-on

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CyberSecurity Access Control with Two-Factor Authentication

CyberSecurity Access Control with Two-Factor Authentication

 

Cybersecurity is on its way to becoming a $200-billion-dollar industry as we discussed in my previous blog “The Importance of CyberSecurity Access Control”. Like any industry this size, there are many different subcategories within it. In the aforementioned blog, I wrote about access control, what it is, and how it ties into...

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Tags: #cybersecurity, Access Control, Two-Factor Authentication

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The Importance of CyberSecurity Access Control

It’s 2017 and almost everything in your daily life is tied into an online network of some sort. Going to the movies is no longer checking the newspaper to see what is playing, or calling Moviefone and asking for the showtimes near you. Now, we simply pull out our smartphones or computers and search “movie times near me”. This alone gives enough links to allow you to have everything but the...

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Tags: #cybersecurity, Access Control

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Developing BYOD Security Guidelines for Your Institution

 

Back in 2002 would it have surprised you to know that in only a short amount of time almost everyone would have a cell phone? Let alone a cell phone that would have access to the internet? It sure would have taken me by surprise and that brings us to the reality of today’s world in 2017. Almost everybody has their own smart device, albeit an iPhone, a laptop, a tablet, you name it! This is a...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Methods, #bestpractices, BYOD Security Guidelines, #cybersecurity, Guest Blog, IT Security, #passwordmanagement, PortalGuard, SSO, User Experience, #2FA, Active Directory, Cyber Security, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

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Getting Away from Your Homegrown Environment

 

From the moment the doors first opened and continuing through today, many organizations and institutions have been creating and developing their IT systems and departments continuously. Through the years, changes in IT range from new technologies to new positions and/or employees. This in turn, makes it very difficult to ensure the entire department is on the same current technical page....

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Using 2FA in Higher Education Institutions | PortalGuard

Over the past year, there has been an increase in phishing and hacking attacks throughout Higher Education nationwide. Hackers are targeting these higher education institutions for a variety of different reasons. Some of the reasons are access to sensitive data such as date of births, social security numbers, research findings, enrollment status and more. Also, a large amount of IT systems in...

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Cyber Security Breaches at Higher Education Institutions

There’s been a concerning trend over the last few years in the higher education field. No, not the sky-high tuition aimed to keep you in debt. Today we’re talking about cyber security breaches aimed at higher education institutions, students and faculty members.

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Tags: best practices, Industry Updates, information security, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, #2FA, Password Management, Password Security, PortalGuard for Education, Single Sign-On (SSO), stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication

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Why PortalGuard's Authentication Software is Worth the Cost

This question is hilarious to someone like me who spent 30 plus hours a week working on a merciless course offered at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) called “Data Structures”. A course that has no regard for your happiness, sleep schedule, the other 3 courses you’re enrolled in (which by the way also each eat up at least 10/15 hours of your time each week respectively), or anything...

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Tags: PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, WCAG 2.0, #2FA, Password Security, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication