by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

Ask Christopher: Enable MFA For Password Reset

It is now November 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic is still in full swing. Pandemic culture requires everyone to spend more time at home, affording additional opportunities to take advantage of the myriad benefits found in the digital age. During this particular season, I’m talking about shopping online, of course! The increase in dependency on online activity has also led to an increase in the...

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Tags: MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, password fatigue, #passwords, #passwordrecovery, #passwrds, PortalGuard#SSPR#, selfservicepasswordreset, SSPR, information systems

by Nancy Wolff Leary 0 Comments

Strengthening Authentication to Adapt to Changing Circumstances

Are you worried that your current IT projects are overly complicated, haven’t been tested sufficiently or may impact existing applications in a way that you have not considered?

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Tags: 2FA, Authentication, Authentication Methods, Authentication Security, #breach, Compliance, IT Security, #passwords, #security, #phishing, Two-Factor Authentication, secure passwords

by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

Prophecy Vs. Reality: Popular Cybersecurity Trends of 2019

Society loves prophecy.  Whether it’s used as a justification for acts of good or evil, or even if it’s just a matter of looking at your friend and saying “HA!  I was right!”  Correctly predicting what’s coming is a safe bet in terms of drawing interest, and it is a small wonder that even the biggest tech giants have hopped on that bandwagon.  Of course, prophecy and reality often differ, and...

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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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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 Rob K 0 Comments

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

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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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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by Larry Conroy 1 Comment

How PortalGuard's Two Factor Authentication Can Help You

 

Two-Factor Authentication

 

 

 

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), also known as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), is gaining quite a reputation. Learn how you can become more secure with an integrated solution such as PortalGuard. Continue reading to learn how PortalGuard's two-factor authentication solutions can help you.

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Tags: 2FA, Authentication, Authentication Methods, Authentication Security, IT Security, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, #2FA, Password Management, Password Security, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), #singlesign-on, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

Mac Keychain Password Recovery | The Challenges

 

 

As an IT professional working in a mixed Windows and Mac environment, it can sometimes feel like you are working for two separate IT departments. Like oil and water, most procedures and operational functions between the two do not mix. This requires you to always be cognizant of your end users when considering deploying different solutions and software. Although it may seem like a pain,...

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Tags: identity management, increased usability, Mac Keychain, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, Password Security, Self-Service Password Recovery, Self-Service Password Reset, User Authentication