Recent Posts by Scott Kortright

 
Scott Kortright has been a technology marketer for 20 years across a diverse set of industries and specializes in Technology Product Marketing and Sales Enablement. As Identity Automation’s Vice President of Marketing, Scott leads the company in the development, planning, and execution of strategic go-to-market, communications, and product marketing initiatives. He is an avid Syracuse Orange fan, doting father, border collie lover, and happy Blue Apron customer.

Addressing Cyber Security Threats in Higher Education With an Integrated Approach

With the explosion of the number of cyberthreats, higher education institutions are struggling to secure their IT infrastructures in the face of limited budgets and staff. Add to this the decentralized nature of these institutions, and you have a recipe for cyber disaster.

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Cybersecurity Talent Shortage - Modern IAM to the Rescue, Part 2


In our last post, we discussed the cybersecurity talent shortageand its impact on the IT industry. The enormous gap between the industry’s needs and the actual pool of qualified employees has left many IT departments and security teams with a shortage of qualified personnel, resulting in an overwhelming workload that only exacerbates security events and data breaches.

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What New Federal Regulations Mean for Student Data Management in Higher Education

At the end of 2017, the first deadline passed to comply with a new set of federal regulations that will force colleges and universities that enter into contracts with federal agencies to tighten their cybersecurity practices. The Department of Education has made it clear that it will compel universities and colleges to comply with NIST’s Special Publication 800-171, which is designed to protect the confidentiality of controlled unclassified information (CUI).

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RapidIdentity is Certified for OpenID Connect

Identity Automation supports OpenID Connect (OIDC), a modern and secure authentication protocol based on OAuth 2.0 authorization framework. Our customers can now use OIDC with RapidIdentity products and services, including Single Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

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Cybersecurity Talent Shortage - Modern IAM to the Rescue

The IT industry is facing an enormous problem: there’s a skills shortage of cybersecurity talent. Forty-five percent of organizations report a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills—more than any other area of IT. The problem is so bad that the cybersecurity workforce gap is on pace to hit 1.8 million by 2022, a 20% increase from 2015.

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Identity Management Best Practices: Addressing Password Policy Misconceptions

Passwords are widely recognized as one of the weakest links in an organization’s security. In fact, 81 percent of hacking-related data breaches last year were the result of weak, default, or stolen passwords, according to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations report.

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PCI Compliance as Part of University Security...Why So Difficult?

While complying with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) can be a challenge for any organization, there are specific hurdles to compliance for higher education. 

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How and Where You Should Be Investing for Cybersecurity

It’s a new year and it’s time to figure out what purchases, projects, and services your organization will need in the near future. No doubt, your wish list will far exceed your budget.

To meet your security needs within a budget, make sure you are investing enough in IT security by shoring up your identity and access management (IAM) program. In order to truly enable your business, you must first embrace security, and that means putting IAM at the core of your security program.

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Cyberthieves are Targeting Student Data, Is Your District Prepared? Part 2

In a recent post, we covered a major problem facing K-12 schools today: cybersecurity. Hackers are targeting educational institutions with alarming regularity—and the consequences of these delays can be major: If a student’s identity is stolen, it might not be discovered for years, until the student tries to take out a loan or get a credit card. 

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Cyberthieves are Targeting Student Data, is Your District Prepared?

What is one of the biggest challenges facing K-12 schools today? It might surprise you, but the answer is “cybersecurity.” K-12 schools are a prime target for cyber attacks.

While they might not seem like the most obvious victims of a hack, K-12 schools are attractive for cyber criminals because they hold an enormous amount of student data—an increasingly attractive target for cyberthieves. Read on to learn more about the appeal of student information and why it’s at greater risk than ever for a data breach.

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