BIO-key Named as a Finalist for SC Media 2021 Trust Award

It’s been an exciting 2021 so far as the wheels continue to turn in the identity industry. Most recently, BIO-key was recognized by SC Media in its 2021 Trust Awards as one of the finalists and leading providers of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, recognized for the quality, security, and ease of use of our PortalGuard IDaaS platform.

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Tags: authentication management, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, #userauthentication, IDaaS, identity and access management

Traditional Multi-factor Authentication Approaches are Starting to Fail Us – 3 Ways to Modernize Your Strategy

Even though companies worldwide are struggling to protect systems and data from incessant waves of cyberattacks—there seems to be no end in sightWith the release of the FBI’s Internet Crime Report 2020, it is apparent that cybercriminals took advantage of the impact of the pandemic while many of us were distracted with trying to figure out our “new normal” and the technology we require to...

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Tags: Authentication Security, best practices, #cybersecurity, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, User Authentication, #userauthentication, Biometrics, IAM, Web Authentication, multi-factor

by Kody Pinette 0 Comments

What's New in PortalGuard Version 6.2?

Here at PortalGuard your security is our main concern. We are always trying new things to keep you secure, but also make your life a little bit easier. In v6.2 we have widened the range of applications you can gain access to through Single Sign-On (SSO). Open Authentication 2.0 (OAuth 2.0) adds yet another way you can safely gain access to applications. OpenID Connect v1.0 (OIDC v1.0) adds the...

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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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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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Making Fiscally Sound Decisions for IT Security in Higher Education

It’s summer, the school year is officially over, but you now have a new budget in play.  Still thinking of making improvements before the next year begins?  Still dreaming of solutions to all those help desk calls?  Making well planned decisions to work within your new budget is a must. A top priority in making smart financial decisions is having the ability to grow with a solution and not...

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Password Encryption | 3 Things the LastPass Data Breach Taught Us

 

 

If you are into authentication at all, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard about the LastPass data breach that occurred over this past weekend. There has been a bit of a mixed response regarding the potential breach and the announcements that have been made since, but it brings into focus a prime candidate for discussion that often gets overlooked: password encryption. Of course,...

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Tags: Authentication Security, #cybersecurity, identity management, #infosec, IT Security, Dynamic Analysis, password encryption, Password Security, stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication, #userauthentication

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Shirley, Shelly, and SSO

Have you ever read something and thought, “What did I just read?” For example, “What is the cost and loss of NOT using Two Factor Authentication with Single-sign on?” I wrote that sentence, and it is still a mouthful. Let’s try and break it down before building it up again to see if it can be understood by everyone.

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, #blog, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, SaaS, SSO, SAML, Single Sign-On (SSO), User Authentication, #userauthentication, #userexperience

by Emily Palmer 0 Comments

Pack Those Authentication Fears Away: Authentication

Moving. Ah! Just the sound of this word brings shivers up my spine and a pit in my stomach. As boxes begin to stack up so does the confusion of which box has what in it. Trying to find something that is already packed away is nearly impossible. Many IT professionals have the same feeling about implementing Two-Factor Authentication as they do with moving. Both tasks are necessary and both...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, IT Security, #ITSecurity, #passwords, PortalGuard, OTP, Password Security, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication, #userauthentication