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Fight Password Fatigue with Single Sign-On Software

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)

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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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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

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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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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

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

Helpdesk Password Reset Solution | The Benefits

 

I remember college like it was yesterday. The endless fraternity initiations, crazy mixers, dorm hopping parties, thirsty Thursdays. Oh, and then there was the actual going to school part; like taking exams, homework, study halls, getting yelled at by the RA for being to loud, etc, etc. If there was anything in particular I could think of from my four years at college that helped me out...

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Tags: Authentication Security, HelpDesk, identity management, IT Security, #ITSecurity, Self-Service Password Recovery, Self-Service Password Reset, User Authentication

3 Reasons to Adopt Tokenless 2FA

 

Almost every day, I wake up to some news update about yet another data breach, or who is most at risk of cyber attack today. With even the Healthcare industry being targeted, evidenced in the Anthem healthcare customer data breach and the cost per healthcare record stolen in the 2014 data breach, researching alternate methods on how to better secure confidential data becomes top priority....

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, #security, Tokenless Authentication, #2FA, PassiveKey, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication