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3 Ways to Help Employees Spot Phishing Attacks

From a data breach investigation of Verizon, roughly one in 10 employees will click on a malicious email.And the average phishing attack costs a mid-sized company $1.6 million.Phishing attacks are fraudulent process where victims are tricked into giving away sensitive user information, potentially putting an entire company at risk.

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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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Where are we in leading the charge of training the next cybersecurity leaders?

Cyber Range [cy·ber I rānj] -  is a virtual environment used for cyberwarfare training and cybertechnology development. It provides tools that help strengthen the stability, security, and performance of cyber-infrastructures and IT systems used by government and military agencies, and appears on college campuses everywhere.

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7 Blogs to Revisit for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Since 2004, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) have officially recognized October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).  Pulled directly from the official StaySafeOnline website, NCSAM is “…a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online.”  Here at PortalGuard, Security is something that we take very...

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How One Foundation for Community Colleges Found a Password Management Solution to Fit Their Budget

It's not easy to find a solution that can resolve authentication and cybersecurity challenges for multiple institutions. In a market flooded with companies that promise to deliver a custom-tailored solution, one name should stand out: PortalGuard.

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Making Sound Decisions for IT Security in Higher Education

Sound Decisions for Higher Education IT Security

Higher education has a constant struggle with creating a secure environment for students and staff while also keeping ease of use and workflow in mind. The desire for increased higher education IT security using tools such as 2FA and password expiration policies helps guide institutions in a direction of security and usability. The struggles...

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Reducing Help Desk Calls and Providing a Tailored Authentication Solution to Educational Institutions

Why Do Schools want PortalGuard? 

When working with clients in education, we’ve heard the challenges they face when attempting to increase security while enhancing the user experience for their students and faculty. What we’ve learned during our engagements with clients is that most educational institutions face the same problems even if they have vastly different IT environments. The nature...

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Canvas LMS - Critical SAML Single Sign-on Update

It’s not every day that a high-grade application suite pushes out an update that could potentially break part of certain existing systems that are already in place. Such has been the case with the popular software suite provided by Instructure: the Canvas LMS. Instructure will be pushing out an update on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 that will change the metadata/ACS URL for SAML SSO.  If...

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