by Eric Jeffers 0 Comments

You're Not as Unique as You Think You Are!

All I’d need to know to guess one of your end users’ passwords is the name of every person important to them, how frequently they use profanity, their favorite pop culture franchises, any sports teams they like, and their favorite vehicle. Where did I get this information, you ask? It’s a trend I’ve noticed on the list of top 10,000 most easily guessed passwords. More specifically, the top 200...

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Tags: Authentication Security, End user experience, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, multilayer authentication, Password, password fatigue, password reset, password strength, data breach, password alternatives, password best practices, password complexity, password encryption, password expiration, Password Management, password manager, password quality, Password Security, Password Synchronization, passphrase, regular password changes, changing your password often, easily guessed passwords, trochees

by Gregg Browinski 0 Comments

Creating a Strong Password Policy - Complexity, Length, 2FA

Strengthening password policies is a major topic of debate these days.  Various sources for best practices have peaked out from every corner, each spouting something new.  While having options is a great thing in many cases, paralyzing users and admins with which ‘best practice’ is really best is another issue entirely.  Instead, I will take a look at the facts behind strengthening password...

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Tags: 2FA, #2FASolutions, authentication security, #balance, best practices, #cybersecurity, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, #passwordmanagement, strong password, usability, password complexity, password manager, Self-Service Password Reset, Two-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard Authentication Provider, empower users, stolen passwords, university, community college, password policies, password length

How One Foundation for Community Colleges Found a Password Management Solution to Fit Their Budget

It's not easy to find a solution that can resolve authentication and cybersecurity challenges for multiple institutions. In a market flooded with companies that promise to deliver a custom-tailored solution, one name should stand out: PortalGuard.

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Addressing Single Sign-On Challenges in the Classroom for Impaired Students

In today’s classrooms, teacher advocates are faced with a unique position of altering their daily schedule to meet the needs and expectations of their students and school districts.  As tablets and Chromebooks are introduced to daily lesson plans, teachers are now faced with the extra responsibility of storing and cataloging student’s usernames and passwords, which impacts valuable educational...

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Tags: K-12, #passwordmanagement, PortalGuard, #securityandusability, password alternatives, Password Management, password manager, Password Security, #passwordrecovery, PortalGuard for Education, selfservicepasswordreset, Single-Factor Authentication, Single Sign-On (SSO), QR Code Login, Lanyard Login, teachers, Chrome Books, K-5, Special Education, Para Professionals, Students, Single Sign-On Options, iPads

by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

Best In Class for Password Management - PortalGuard

It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, or what you think about the life expectancy of passwords; the bottom line is this: password management is still a pain. The problem with password management includes dealing with multiple passwords, enabling self-service options, or simply configuring passwords differently for specific user groups. Somehow, despite the advances we have made to...

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Tags: 2FA, Authentication Methods, Authentication Security, authentication security, Industry Updates, News & Press, Password Management, password manager, Single Sign-On

Creating a Strong Password - A Modern Nightmare

I've been on a bit of a password kick lately, with specific interest on creating a strong password.  During my research, I stumbled on an interesting ARS Technica article.  Specifically, this article references a new software that allows users to check to see if their password is being used on other popular websites.  ARS understandably delves into some inherent worries with this type of...

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Tags: Authentication Security, information security, User Experience, Dynamic Analysis, Password Management, password manager, password quality