by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

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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Benefits of a Strong Authentication Solution | A Call to Arms

 

 

Too long had you sought a strong authentication solution to turn the tide of battle against the never-ending onslaught of your enemies. Yet now you rest within your domain; snug and secure behind the layers of defense you have worked tirelessly to place around your sensitive network of users, data, and private information.

Rise brave IT warrior!

Rise and let the world know that you have...

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Tags: Authentication Security, #gamer, #infosec, PortalGuard, #securauth, SSO, Uncategorized, #2FA, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Stand your Ground, stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

by Jason Garfagna 0 Comments

Empower Up! Single, Consistent User Interface

 

 

I have been an avid gamer ever since I could first clutch a game controller in my tiny, peanut butter smeared hands. My initial foray into the world of video games began at an early age when my farther hooked up his old Intellivision game console to a “top of the line” Emerson 13 inch black and white TV. Talk about old school!

 

Despite the horrendous graphics and lack of color, I was...

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Tags: Authentication Security, #gamer, increased usability, IT Security, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, #selfservice, SSO, Uncategorized, Password Synchronization, SAML, Single Sign-On (SSO), #singlesign-on, User Authentication

by Jason Garfagna 3 Comments

Self Service Account Unlock | Empower UP!

 

 

 

We all have been in a situation where, despite our best efforts, we have brilliantly locked ourselves out of an account. Whether it’s managing your banking, or logging into your Battle.net account for some late night raiding, we have all joined the masses and stumbled upon this profound rite of passage in this new age of online connectivity. Congratulations, achievement unlocked! (Queue...

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Tags: Account Unlock, #AccountUnlock, #gamer, #infosec, IT Security, #ITSecurity, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, #securauth, #selfservice, Password Security, Self-Service Password Recovery, Self-Service Password Reset, SSPR

Empower UP! Multiple Application Integration

 

 

 

We gamers have all been there, totally guilty of logging 80+ hours, sometimes days or even years played into a game. We have all stayed up way too late because we are completely engrossed in a captivating story, so close to finishing a challenging boss battle. Then the sudden realization that hits us as we gaze through weary and sleep deprived eyes, the first light of a new day has...

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Tags: #cybersecurity, #gamer, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, #2FA, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), #singlesign-on, stronger authentication

by Jason Garfagna 0 Comments

Know Your Enemy: How to Prevent Phishing Attacks

 

Do you hear that IT Hero?  If you listen closely, just beyond the rhythmic crashing of the waves and peer through the salty mist of the Great Sea.  Reach out into the distance, almost beyond the limits of your perception and just barely audible…….that sound….wait, that song…..

A lullaby? Yes, you remember clearly now, it must be only one thing, or rather one evil nemesis. Many have fallen...

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Tags: best practices, #bestpractices, #cybersecurity, #gamer, #infosec, IT Security, #ITSecurity, #knowyourenemy, #passwords, PortalGuard, Password Security, #phishing, stronger authentication

by Jason Garfagna 0 Comments

A Call to Arms: Password Management

 

A Call to Arms: Password Management

 

The triumphs of your heroic deeds have spread far and wide, IT Hero! Your kingdom is a beacon of security that shines bright through the oppressive darkness that looms just beyond the warmth of your walls.

 

You, however, know the hard truth. You can still smell the putrid stench of rotting flesh, the hollow sounds of listless undead scratching and...

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Tags: Authentication Security, #calltoarms, #gamer, #gaming, IT Security, #ITSecurity, #passwordmanagement, PortalGuard, Password Security, User Authentication

by Jason Garfagna 0 Comments

A Call to Arms: Single Sign-On

A Call to Arms: Single Sign-On

Achievement unlocked IT Hero! You have successfully completed the first two requirements of your epic question chain. The ignorant are now educated. The defenseless are better equipped for logins, but you would be foolhardy to think they are truly safe. For you know well that the forces of evil will stop at nothing to undermine your heroic efforts.

 

Let it be...

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Tags: #acalltoarms, Authentication Security, #gamer, #gaming, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, SaaS, #singlesignon, SSO, Uncategorized, Password Security, Single Sign-On (SSO), User Authentication