Privileged Access Management vs. Privileged User Management

The majority of major data breaches in recent years have resulted from hackers gaining access to unmanaged and unprotected privileged accounts and credentials.

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Why SMS 2-Step Verification Won’t Keep You Safe

If you’re active with any online service, then you have probably gone through the process of SMS two-step verification, in which a company or app texts a one-time code to your phone as a way to verify you are who you say you are in order to access the service or reset a password. But have you ever stopped to consider how secure this method truly is?

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CEOs: Get Everyone on the Same IAM Page


Properly managing cybersecurity risks demands that corporate leadership understands the full potential impact on your business—including reputational and legal risks. This starts with a dialogue about the security risks at your organization—how serious they are, how critical prevention and risk mitigation are, and how sophisticated attackers have become at stealing user credentials and breaching supposedly protected systems.

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4 Ways Organizations Can Define Their Account Username Convention

Developing a company-wide account username convention as part of a company’s enterprise password management strategy is an important and challenging task. For organizations managing more than one set of credentials for their various systems and applications, a best practice is to consolidate all credentials into a single, enterprise-wide account username convention.

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Evaluating Common Account Username Conventions Used By Universities

Around the world, colleges and universities are welcoming students, faculty, and staff back for the fall semester. Those who are new to campus will undoubtedly need a few days to find their way around, remember their class schedules, and, of course, memorize their newly issued usernames.

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Why Your Organization Needs an Enterprise-Wide Account Username Convention

Is your organization using more than one account username conventions for your different systems and applications? If so, your organization isn’t alone. Since there is no one-size-fits-all naming convention, creating a single, enterprise-wide account username convention is easier said than done. However, using the right methodology, it is not only possible to create an enterprise-wide account username convention, but one that is an optimal fit for your organization.

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What Is Risk-Based Authentication?

As businesses onboard more mobile and remote employees, partners, contractors, and other external users, the volume of people needing access to critical systems and data grows exponentially. And while this increased connectivity provides tremendous operational and productivity benefits, it also creates new attack vectors for intruders and cybercriminals.

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We’ve launched the new Identity Automation website

Identity Automation has launched our new, fully-redesigned website and we are excited to share it with you! The new site offers streamlined navigation and cleaner design that deliver direct access to the information you need.

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Can Investing in IAM Save My Institution Money?


While the country as a whole has had more than seven years of recovery time since the Great Recession, many government agencies and institutions still find themselves struggling to fully mend. Across the U.S., many are still working to do more with less—a reality that is particularly true in public colleges and universities.

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Enterprise Password Management: Mandatory Changes Out and MFA In

In enterprises around the globe, it’s becoming increasingly clear that implementing mandatory password changes is no longer considered best practice for securing key systems and data.

Of course, we’ve long known that passwords are a weak link in the security chain. Eighty percent of hacking-related breaches in 2017 leveraged either stolen passwords and/or weak or guessable passwords, according to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.

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