by BIO-key Team 0 Comments

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 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

Cyber Security Breaches at Higher Education Institutions

There’s been a concerning trend over the last few years in the higher education field. No, not the sky-high tuition aimed to keep you in debt. Today we’re talking about cyber security breaches aimed at higher education institutions, students and faculty members.

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Tags: best practices, Industry Updates, information security, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, #2FA, Password Management, Password Security, PortalGuard for Education, Single Sign-On (SSO), stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication

2 Reasons Why Portal Login Announcements are Beneficial

Let’s be honest: the benefits of announcements are nothing new in the world of education.  Many applications and service providers have the option to implement announcements. However, these features often do not integrate well with the login process. On top of that, announcements are often lost among everything else that end-users are presented with. This leaves organizations with an...

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Tags: best practices, identity management, Industry Updates, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, Product Updates, Uncategorized, data security, PortalGuard for Education, stronger authentication

You Asked We Delivered...v5.6.2.0

PistolStar is committed to keeping PortalGuard up to the standards of the industry and the people who use it. Back in March, we asked our loyal customers what they would like to see upgraded or added to PortalGuard. Straight from our customers feedback we made the following changes. Take a look!

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Methods, Authentication Security, authentication security, identity management, Industry Updates, #infosec, #ITSecurity, Password, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, Product Updates, SSO, Uncategorized, #2FA, cloud computing, data security, News & Press, Password Management, Password Security, SAML, Self-Service Password Recovery, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

Advantages of Using PortalGuard for Educational Institutions

     

Did you know that PortalGuard for Education,  an all in one authentication package, is the leading solution for the K-12 and Higher Education institutions?

Since PortalGuard for Education came into existence, we have worked with increasingly numerous educational institutions throughout the country seeking solutions for SSO, 2FA, SSPR and Contextual Authentication. Currently, these such...

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Tags: Authentication, best practices, identity management, Industry Updates, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, #2FA, Password Management, Password Security, PortalGuard for Education, Self-Service Password Recovery, Self-Service Password Reset, 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 Christopher Perry 0 Comments

The Future of Authentication Security - What a DDoS Attack Taught Us

The future of authentication security sounds like the beginning of some overthought seminar on protecting what is yours. It brings to mind dry, technical conversations that often have little bearing on the immediate here and now. This is the future of authentication that we are talking about, after all.

However – if we take a look at the recent DDoS attacks on Dyn that took down a huge chunk...

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Tags: Authentication Security, #ddos, Industry Updates, Dynamic Analysis, News & Press, stronger security, User Authentication

by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

CAS SSO Support – Banner, Ellucian, and Education

 

Throughout higher education, few names ring out so spectacularly as Ellucian.  Providing many strong applications for higher education has made Ellucian a major boon to the industry.  However, there is always one low hanging fruit: CAS SSO.  Typically, providing fully integrated SSO to Banner requires the use of the Ellucian Identity Service, or a conglomerate of separate solutions.

That is...

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Tags: Authentication Security, Banner, CAS, Ellucian, Industry Updates, SSO, Dynamic Analysis, SAML, SSO 101

by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

How to Deploy SharePoint as an Extranet Site - Consider This

In order to deploy SharePoint as an extranet site, we need to know what extranet means. SharePoint is generally utilized as an intranet portal only available to internal employees. In this setup, SharePoint is accessed only on-premises through local system credentials. There is no access from the Internet. However, as many administrators will tell you, there are a host of benefits for...

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Tags: Authentication, #extranet, Industry Updates, IT Security, Dynamic Analysis, #SharePoint, #strongpassword, User Authentication