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Creating a Strong Password Policy - Complexity, Length, 2FA

Strengthening password policies is a major topic of debate these days.  Various sources for best practices have peaked out from every corner, each spouting something new.  While having options is a great thing in many cases, paralyzing users and admins with which ‘best practice’ is really best is another issue entirely.  Instead, I will take a look at the facts behind strengthening password...

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The Future of Authentication: Balance Between Security and Usability

Tokens, access barriers, and multiple passwords are all ways to heighten security, but these are also a great way to kill the usability of a login. With the intense rise of hacktivists and breaches exposing organizations’ data, it is understandable that many organizations are implementing two factor methods to protect the sensitive data that is like a sitting duck, waiting to be poached.

 

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Tags: Authentication Security, #balance, increased usability, IT Security, it security, #passwords, PortalGuard, #securityandusability, PassiveKey, Password Security, stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication