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Prophecy Vs. Reality: Popular Cybersecurity Trends of 2019

Society loves prophecy.  Whether it’s used as a justification for acts of good or evil, or even if it’s just a matter of looking at your friend and saying “HA!  I was right!”  Correctly predicting what’s coming is a safe bet in terms of drawing interest, and it is a small wonder that even the biggest tech giants have hopped on that bandwagon.  Of course, prophecy and reality often differ, and...

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Maintaining Security and Data Privacy is one of the Biggest IT Challenges Today

Every year at the EDUCAUSE Conference the Top 10 IT Issues for the upcoming year are announced. Leading up to each conference a panel of experts ranging from IT leaders, CIO’s and faculty members present a list of the top IT trends. which are then voted on by EDUCAUSE members. The top initiatives are the most important topics and trends and will be a focus for the upcoming year. This year was...

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PistolStar, Inc. Celebrates 20 Years in the Authentication Industry!

Thomas Hoey, Founder and President of PistolStar, Inc. is celebrating his 20th year in business! He began his career as a software developer but knew at a young age he always wanted to start his own business. Motivated to be an entrepreneur, at the age of 40 he said to himself, “It’s do, or die!”. Tom chose the name PistolStar from an article in the magazine, Popular Science, recruited a few...

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Ask Christopher - "Should I Upgrade?"

Upgrading is always a top priority in the software industry.  Keeping vital software running smoothly and without issues is imperative to any industry with a digital presence.   With an authentication package like PortalGuard, up-to-date software also brings along new features and fixes for existing bugs or hiccups discovered along the way.  With that in mind, I am not surprised at the most...

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Why Gamers Tolerate Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication is often a dirty phrase for end-users – though that does not seem to hold true within the gaming community. It is not a stretch of the truth to say that gamers are a temperamental lot.  We like things that work, and we hate change on principal.  Of course, opinions can shift one way or the other, but that’s the basic foundation when targeting gamers as an audience:...

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