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6 Ways a Security Passphrase is Better Than a Complex Password

 

 

Let’s face it, complicated, alphanumeric passwords are one of the worst parts about being online. With the plethora of websites and online applications requiring us to create accounts and passwords, the advice of password security experts is easy to ignore.

As the computing power available for password cracking continues to grow, poor password hygiene has led businesses and organizations...

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Tags: #bestpractices, #cybersecurity, Industry Updates, NIST Updates, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, Cyber Security, data security, Password Management, Password Security

by Rob K 0 Comments

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

by Rob K 0 Comments

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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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, best practices, #bestpractices, #cybersecurity, information security, IT Security, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, User Experience, #2FA, data security, Password Management, Password Security, SAML, Self-Service Password Recovery, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), #singlesign-on, SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

by Rob K 0 Comments

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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Tags: Authentication, #bestpractices, #ITSecurity, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, User Experience, #2FA, Password Security, PortalGuard for Education, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication

by Larry Conroy 0 Comments

Top 3 Problems seen in a Tech Support Role

 

Here at PortalGuard Technical Support, we get quite an assortment of inquiries needing resolution/understanding by our customers and prospects. We are committed to taking the time to document or build into our product what is needed to eliminate these questions from taking up too much time for us and our customers. However, I have been able to find three concerns that I see the most in tech...

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Tags: #bestpractices, Industry Updates, PortalGuard, Product Updates, SSO, Uncategorized, User Experience, Active Directory, data security, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, tech support, user convenience

by Rob K 0 Comments

Top 10 PortalGuard Education Portals

 

As a former student, PortalGuard is an intriguing product. During my stay at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), there were a few different logins I needed to know for day to day life as a student. One would be for accessing my student account, where class schedules, grades, financial aid, and other necessary information is kept. Another account was needed to access blackboard which...

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Tags: #bestpractices, Education Portals, Guest Blog, #passwordmanagement, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, PortalGuard for Education, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

Why is it important to conform to the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines?

Navigating in the Dark

You’ve been working hard today. Time to take a break, open a new browser tab on your workstation and visit your favorite website. Maybe it’s Facebook or ESPN or a news site. Just after entering the web address, close your eyes and keep them closed. How successful would you be navigating the site? Out of habit, your hand is probably on your mouse or trackpad. Well,...

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Tags: 2FA, Authentication, #bestpractices, identity management, Industry Updates, information security, IT Security, Level AA, #passwordmanagement, PortalGuard, Product Updates, Uncategorized, WCAG 2.0, data security, Password Management, Password Security, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication, WCAG 2.0 Guidelines

by Ryan McDermott 0 Comments

PortalGuard v5.6 Provides Adherence to WCAG 2.0, Level AA Guidelines

PistolStar, Inc. engineers have released PortalGuard v5.6 that introduces several new updates! With new feature requests from customers as well as changes in government regulations, we are determined to keep PortalGuard an up to date leader in password security management. 

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Tags: Authentication Methods, #bestpractices, IT Security, Level AA, #passwordmanagement, PortalGuard, Product Updates, SSO, Uncategorized, User Experience, WCAG 2.0, Password Management, Password Security, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

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Security Concerns for Cloud Hosted Systems in Higher Education

By 2020, the number of smartphones, tablets, and PCs in use will reach approximately 7.3 billion units. This wave of the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming even more prevalent throughout higher education institutions. However, Cloud Hosted Systems and services are still only a conceptual notion among many colleges and universities.

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Tags: #bestpractices, Compliance, higher education, information security, IT Security, #ITSecurity, K-12, On-premise, PortalGuard, Uncategorized, Access Management, cloud computing, Cloud Hosted System, Password Management