by BIO-key Team 0 Comments

Fighting Password Fatigue with SSO

Everyone hates passwords, but what most users hate about them is how many they have to remember. In many organizations it has become a requirement to have different complicated passwords for different applications that store valuable and confidential data. So if you have ever just felt overloaded with tons of passwords from work, personal finance, or your Netflix account, you could be suffering...

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Tags: Authentication Security, #infosec, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, #singlesignon, PassiveKey, Password Security, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO)

by Eric Jeffers 0 Comments

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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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

Consider This: Securing Data and Perfect Security

Securing data is all the buzz in the world of digital security these days. It makes sense: data is both important and valuable. No matter if it is your own personal information or the information that your company has spent a lot of time, effort and finances on protecting, there is always some individual out there who has a strong desire to take that information for him or herself. It has...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, identity management, #infosec, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, data security, Dynamic Analysis, Self-Service Password Recovery, Single Sign-On (SSO), stronger authentication, User Authentication

Password Encryption | 3 Things the LastPass Data Breach Taught Us

 

 

If you are into authentication at all, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard about the LastPass data breach that occurred over this past weekend. There has been a bit of a mixed response regarding the potential breach and the announcements that have been made since, but it brings into focus a prime candidate for discussion that often gets overlooked: password encryption. Of course,...

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Tags: Authentication Security, #cybersecurity, identity management, #infosec, IT Security, Dynamic Analysis, password encryption, Password Security, stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication, #userauthentication

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

Data Protection Best Practices - 3 Easy Steps

 

 

Protecting your data is important. Can you imagine living in a house with no locks on the doors or windows? What about leaving your brand new car running unattended while you go in and grab a soda from the corner store? The analogies could go on forever and get much more ridiculous, so I’ll stop while I am ahead! Even though we know how important it is, we still tend to skate around the...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, #bestpractices, contextual authentication, #infosec, #ITSecurity, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, #securauth, #2FA, Password Security, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

Who is behind the Keyboard: Contextual Authentication

 

 

Have you ever asked yourself this question before? The MTV TV show Catfish asks this question in every single episode. They work with people all over the United States that have fallen in love with someone they have never met in person, or even talked to on the phone before. On the show, the two hosts work together to find the person who is behind the other keyboard in order to play...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, #bestpractices, contextual authentication, #cybersecurity, identity management, #infosec, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, #securauth, #2FA, Password Security, stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

by Ashley Wilson 10 Comments

Multiple SSO Methods

The other day I woke up to a surprise. Unfortunately for me, this was not one of the good surprises you sometimes hear about. My friend had sent me a message saying that someone copied my pictures off of Facebook and was using them on a dating website, pretending to be me!! It was upsetting and scary. I had been catfished! I wondered how she even got access to my photos since none of my social...

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Tags: Authentication Security, #cybersecurity, #infosec, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, SSO, Password Security, SAML, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), #singlesign-on, stronger authentication, User Authentication