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

Three Ways PortalGuard Is Serving Up A Competitive Advantage

There are numerous options for Identity and Access Management (IAM) software in today's market. The wealth of information available from vendors provides ample resources for self-guided research, but it also makes it difficult to separate marketing messaging from the explicit answers you need to evaluate and make an informed decision. This post side-steps any feature/functionality checklists...

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Tags: Authentication Security, identity management, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, SSO, Single Sign-On (SSO), IAM, tailored authentication, Licensing, identity and access management

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

How High Employee Turnover Poses Increased Cybersecurity Risk

In 2019, US companies had an average turnover rate of 22%, and the retail and wholesale industry saw the highest average voluntary turnover rate, followed by contact center and customer service, manufacturing and operations, and sales.

However, employee turnover is not just an HR issue, companies can also face increased cybersecurity risk through substantial losses as a result of IP theft. The...

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Tags: data security, Single Sign-On, secure passwords, Single Sign Off, security risk, IT Management, employee turnover, internal data breach, insider threat, insider risk, internal threat, password policy, offboarding employees

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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