Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Biometric Authentication

With multi-factor authentication (MFA), there are three types of authentication factors: something you know (knowledge), something you have (possession), and something you are (inherence).

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Assigning Authentication Risk Levels, the Problem with the Traditional Approach

The employees in your organization are all different. There are people in marketing and finance and HR. There are people who always work from the office, those who always work from home, and those always on the road. Some employees need lots of access to sensitive data and systems to do their job, while others only need basic access to standard applications.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Bluetooth Authentication

In today’s world of increasing cyberthreats, more and more pressure is being put on companies to increase security with stringent authentication processes. However, companies and their users seek methods that won’t negatively impact user experience.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: FIDO U2F

In an era of constant cyberthreats, enterprises are looking to beef up their security posture. A strategy being used by more and more companies is multi-factor authentication (MFA).

One of the most secure authentication methods is Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Universal Second Factor (U2F), an emerging universal standard for tokens with native support in platforms and browsers.

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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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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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CJIS Compliance and Your Information Security Program

The role of mobile technologies within the field of law enforcement continues to grow in both importance and number of applications. Law officers count on these technologies for much more than simply receiving dispatch calls or looking up arrest records. Officers are using mobile devices in the field for capturing photo evidence, fingerprinting suspects at the scene, conducting interviews, issuing tickets and citations, managing personnel tracking and deployment, and much more.

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The Problem with Legacy IAM Systems and Third-Party Access

Despite the risks associated with remote third-party access and the ongoing slew of data breaches resulting from third-party breaches, outsourcing isn’t going away anytime soon. On the contrary, IT outsourcing will be a $335 billion industry by 2019, according to Gartner. The benefits to business productivity, efficiency, and collaboration are simply too great, and modern enterprises can’t compete without opening up their infrastructures and data.

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