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What to do When You Don't Always Need Two-Factor Authentication

 

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is an important topic of discussion where security is of concern. Too many data breaches have occurred over the last 10 years purely because of lackadaisical security requirements. Many of these events would have been avoided with a proper Two-Factor Authentication system in place.  Security: personal, private, corporate – the list goes on and on. Each entry a...

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7 Blogs to Revisit for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Since 2004, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) have officially recognized October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).  Pulled directly from the official StaySafeOnline website, NCSAM is “…a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online.”  Here at PortalGuard, Security is something that we take very...

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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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Reducing Help Desk Calls and Providing a Tailored Authentication Solution to Educational Institutions

Why Do Schools want PortalGuard? 

When working with clients in education, we’ve heard the challenges they face when attempting to increase security while enhancing the user experience for their students and faculty. What we’ve learned during our engagements with clients is that most educational institutions face the same problems even if they have vastly different IT environments. The nature...

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The Future of Authentication: Balance Between Security and Usability

Tokens, access barriers, and multiple passwords are all ways to heighten security, but these are also a great way to kill the usability of a login. With the intense rise of hacktivists and breaches exposing organizations’ data, it is understandable that many organizations are implementing two factor methods to protect the sensitive data that is like a sitting duck, waiting to be poached.

 

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