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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)

Data Security Compliance | Addressing 2FA User Fatigue

Since its inception, two-factor authentication (2FA) has been subject to countless opposing viewpoints. Whether it’s hard tokens, SMS or biometrics; searching for the perfect 2FA solution has proven to be both daunting and ill-starred. With that being said, businesses continue to work through the pain, because the PCI Standards demands it. Another reason being that they are willing to do...

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Tags: Authentication Security, #cybersecurity, Tokenless Authentication, #2FA, PassiveKey, stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, 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

One-time Password: Pros and Cons

 

Any Mission Impossible or James Bond fans out there? Just about every movie in those two franchises deals with the protection of secure data. It kind of comes with the territory. With the evolution of each film comes the evolution of ways to protect data, as well as new, ingenious methods of getting around those security methods. It’s a vicious cycle that Hollywood depicts almost perfectly:...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, #bestpractices, #infosec, IT Security, #ITSecurity, #passwords, PortalGuard, #2FA, #One-time password, OTP, PassiveKey, Password Security, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

by Gregg Browinski 1 Comment

Bluetooth Two Factor Authentication Alternatives | Contextual Authentication

My family bought a new, 2015 Subaru this year. In a market as competitive as automobile sales, car manufacturers are continually looking to one-up each other by adding more technology and integration options. A perfect example was our test drive. As soon as the car started, the in-dashboard “infotainment” system discovered my cell phone via Bluetooth and offered to pair with it. With a single...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, contextual authentication, #cybersecurity, identity management, increased usability, #infosec, IT Security, #ITSecurity, Password, PortalGuard, #securauth, #security, Tokenless Authentication, PassiveKey, Password Security, stronger authentication, User Authentication

by Rob Bellefeuille 0 Comments

Top 5 Easy to Maintain I.T. Solutions

Who doesn’t like something that is easy to maintain? They say a cactus is easy to maintain, but I have somehow managed kill one of those in my lifetime. As an IT professional, an easy to maintain solution can be a welcome change from the crazy pace of your daily grind. Heck, some days grabbing a cup of coffee can be a challenge. There never seems to be enough time or people to go around, but...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, I.T. Solutions, IT Security, PortalGuard, Easy to Maintain Solutions, PassiveKey, Password Security, Password Synchronization, Self-Service Password Reset, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication, user convenience

by Gregg Browinski 0 Comments

Secure Network Infrastructure with User Convenience

Securing Network Infrastructure with User Convenience

So many network breaches to read about, so little time.  The scary thing is that these headline grabbers are generally global, well-known companies that you would expect to have a secure network infrastructure.  As an IT professional or director, you would hope that since this type of company is a larger target, they would have a...

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Tags: innovative two factor authentication, IT Security, PortalGuard, SaaS, OTP, PassiveKey, Password Security, secure network infrastructure, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication, user convenience, web applications

by Rob Bellefeuille 0 Comments

Can a Workstation Act as Your 2nd Factor Authenticator?

When you first read this, you may be scratching your head and wondering how that is even possible? Well my friend, it is possible and is becoming quite popular even!

Now this concept may be way out of left field for you, but the process is simple and surprisingly secure.

For years, costly hard tokens have been the standard for providing 2nd factor authentication. This not only was costly...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, SaaS, #2FA, #2ndfactor, PassiveKey, Password Security, two-factor, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

by Gregg Browinski 0 Comments

False Positives – Bane to Users and Admins Alike

False Positives – Bane to Users and Admins Alike

Ever see an old friend on the street you haven’t seen for a while? You call out or approach the individual only to find you were mistaken. That’s a classic example of “false positive” in our day-to-day lives, and the same thing happens in our technical lives. How often have you found an email from a legitimate contact sitting idly in your SPAM...

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Tags: Authentication Security, falsepositives, #http, #ipaddress, IT Security, PortalGuard, SaaS, technology, PassiveKey, Password Security, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

by Gregg Browinski 0 Comments

Client App Nirvana

Client App Nirvana

Something I don’t appreciate enough is how straightforward it is to install and maintain an app on my phone.  Here are the standard steps:

1)     Go to the appropriate “store”

2)     Easily search for a name or functional description

3)     Check out the reviews and rankings

4)     Download it by clicking a button

5)     Prior to install, a list of permissions the app...

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Tags: #appnirvana, Authentication Security, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, PassiveKey, Password Security, #techsolutions, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication