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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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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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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