Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Smart Cards

Smart cards are cards or cryptographic USB tokens that are used for a number of authentication purposes, including physical access (buildings, rooms), computer and network access, and some secure remote access solutions (virtual private networks (VPN), portals).

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: One Time Password Hard Tokens

One time passwords (OTPs) are a popular choice for organizations looking to increase their security posture with two-factor authentication. As a refresher, OTPs are unique passwords that are only valid for a single login session and a defined period of time.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: One Time Password Soft Tokens

In today’s dynamic business environment, organizations are putting more and more pressure on users to increase productivity without sacrificing security. However, a company’s infrastructure needs to be nimble enough to meet these needs without negatively affecting user experience.

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We’ve Acquired HealthCast Inc, Adding Deep Healthcare Expertise and Best-in-Class eSSO to Our Portfolio

I am excited to share our latest press release announcing that Identity Automation has acquired, HealthCast Inc., a provider of award-winning enterprise single sign-on (eSSO) and virtual desktop technology for the healthcare industry.

Increased regulation and the shift from paper-based to digital records has created new challenges in securing and managing access to personal health data. On the one hand, shared workstations and the need for clinicians to have ready access to patient information and applications, regardless of location, has driven the widespread adoption of eSSO products that deliver streamlined, passwordless access.

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The Zero Trust Model - What It is and Why It Starts with Identity

The digital transformation has significantly increased risk exposure for enterprises. With users operating a variety of devices from a variety of locations, there is a greater attack surface with less IT oversight and control.

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Alternative Authentication for Students, Part 2 - Pictograph Authentication


Technology in the classroom creates usability issues for very young students in pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade, as well as special education students. For many of these students, remembering and typing even simple usernames and traditional passwords is a struggle.

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Alternative Authentication for Students, Part 1 - QR Code Badges



Schools are integrating technology and cloud resources into the classroom with ever-growing frequency. Overall education technology spending is expected to reach $19 billion by 2019 on a global scale. It’s easy to see why: Technology in the classroom has the ability to increase collaboration and productivity, create a more personalized learning experience, and enable teachers to distribute assignments and provide real-time feedback.

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Meeting Compliance Requirements - What Your Organization Should Know

Let’s be real. Attackers are growing more and more emboldened by the day. As their tools become so simple that even “script kiddies” can use them to wreak havoc on unsuspecting targets, governing bodies are putting added emphasis on tighter regulatory compliance.

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Retail Data Breach Update: Top 3 Cyber Threats To Retailers and how IAM Can Help

While the volume of cyberattacks is on the rise across the board—attacks are up 100 percent since 2015—retail is particularly at risk. And the numbers back that up.

One study found that retailers respond to cyberattacks on average twice a week, with an astonishing 16 percent experiencing attempted attacks daily.

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Delegated Administration of User Accounts Part 3 - The Delegation Model

We recently wrote about delegated administration, a powerful Identity and Access Management (IAM) system feature and how it gives organizations the ability to assign control of of activities directly to business managers and system owners, as well as some common use case scenarios.

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