Our Top IAM Blog Posts for Education in 2016

Earlier this week, we released the most popular blog posts in 2016 from our Enterprise Blog. So today, we wanted to do the same with our K12 and higher education blog posts. After all, we’ve covered a variety of identity and access management (IAM) topics this year on our Education blog, including unique IAM challenges in higher ed, managing contingent users, provisioning users with multiple roles, and student data rostering.

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Our Top IAM Blog Posts for Enterprises in 2016

What a year 2016 has been! With 2017 fast-approaching, we’ve decided to take a look back at some of our Enterprise blog highlights from the past year. From the risks of contingent workers, to upgrading legacy systems, to privileged access management, to single-sign-on – we’ve covered a wide range of identity and access management topics in 2016.

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5 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Legacy IAM

*Disclaimer: This article originally appeared in SecurityWeek

IT leadership is a constant balancing act, especially as you must look for ways to advance your department as an engine for growth rather than a cost center. Unfortunately, time and resources for revenue-stimulating, strategic IT initiatives are often in short supply, thanks to the demands of mundane, but critical, day-to-day tasks. Of the day-to-day tasks that often become major resource drains, user identity and access management (IAM) is not only one of the most crucial to get right, but can also be one of the most problematic.

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Webinar: Your legacy IAM System is Obsolete. Now What?


Back when enterprises began adopting identity and access management (IAM) solutions, like the one you might be using now, the focus was on passing compliance audits. However, the times have changed and so have the business and threat landscapes.

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CETPA 2016 - East Side Union HSD’s Journey to Automation, SSO Shootout, and More

This week, I’m heading to Sacramento, California for the 2016 CETPA Annual Conference. Held by the California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA), the conference is attended by IT professionals from K-12 school districts throughout the state.

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Identity Automation On Pace for Record Growth in 2016


Identity Automation hit a significant milestone in Q3 this year. We are managing an additional one million users so far this year as we continue to expand into the enterprise, government, and higher education vertical markets.

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Announcing the Release of RapidIdentity 4.1

Our latest release focuses on new features that will increase the speed and security of authentication requests for young students. Additionally, we have added enhancements to RapidPortal to help organize Applications. You will also find enhancements to the Reporting functionality to make it even easier to access the information you need.

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IAM Solutions Explained - Configuration, Customization, or Out of the Box?


When organizations start or plan to start a new IAM initiative, one of the first steps they take is some form of requirements gathering. The idea is that the requirements represent the functional and nonfunctional (IAM) needs of an organization. Then, typically through some form of procurement, the organization attempts find a solution/service/product(s) that best aligns with those requirements.

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It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

Did you know October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)? This annual awareness campaign was developed by the Department of Homeland Security to educate and raise awareness about cybersecurity. Each week of NCSAM has a different theme, and this week’s theme is Every Day Steps Towards Online Safety with Stop.Think.Connect.™

Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and Stop.Think.Connect aims to increase people's understanding of cyber threats by getting everyone, regardless of industry, corporation size, or user type, to take steps towards being more secure. In honor of this theme, we thought there’d be no better way to kick-off NCSAM than to sit down with our resident cybersecurity expert and CEO, James Litton to discuss cybersecurity trends and what organizations can do to mitigate security threats.

Watch our interview with him below:

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We’re Teaming Up with New Caney ISD to Talk About Deploying 1:1 Chromebook Initiatives & Google Apps for Education at FAEDS 2016


When Dustin Hardin became the Director of Technology for New Caney Independent School District in 2011, the district didn't have WiFi or student accounts and only had basic email for staff. However, district leadership had ambitious goals: to implement 21st century teaching methodologies in the form of digitized learning and ongoing student-teacher engagement. To get there, New Caney ISD created a program called 1:Vision, with the goal of issuing a laptop to each student in grades 3-12.

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