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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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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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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Identity Management Best Practices: Start with the Basics

Another year, another Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), another depressing look into the state of global cybersecurity preparedness.  

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Research Shows It Only Takes 9 Minutes Before Stolen Information Is Purchased & Used

What happens when stolen personally identifiable information (PII) is made public? Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) attempted to answer this question by designing and conducting a study to track the use of stolen information.

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6 Guiding Principles for Selecting a Multi Factor Authentication Solution - MFA 101, Part 3


Now that we’ve
built a base knowledge of multi factor authentication (MFA) and discussed the reasons why your organization might need and benefit from it, it’s time to talk about what to take into consideration when selecting and implementing an MFA solution.

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Research Shows It's High Time for MFA in Higher Ed


A recent report, 
Cyber Criminals, College Credentials, and the Dark Web from Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA), confirms what has long been feared: The problem of hackers stealing the usernames, passwords, and personal information of students and faculty from colleges and universities and selling this information on the dark web is greater than most realized.

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The Challenges and Benefits of Multi factor Authentication - MFA 101, Part 2


In part 1 of our MFA 101 series, we talked about what multi factor authentication is and many of the common terms and factor types. Now that we’ve covered the basics of multi factor authentication, it’s important to consider the WHY. As in, what motivates an organization to implement multi factor authentication?

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Download the Latest Release of RapidIdentity and Step-Up Your Security With Frictionless MFA

We are excited to announce our latest release of RapidIdentity and the new RapidIdentity Mobile App. Highlights from this latest release include:

  • The new RapidIdentity Mobile App makes it easier to increase authentication security during sign-on.  
  • The 4.3 Release of RapidIdentity makes it possible to provide single sign-on (SSO) to nearly all web-apps with new support for OAuth 2.0 and the introduction a new Form-Fill authentication browser plug-in for web applications that do not support SSO protocols.
  • The 4.3 release also includes several customer requested, time-saving templates and configuration settings.  
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Multi factor Authentication Terms and Factor Types - MFA 101, Part 1



Multi factor Authentication (MFA)
is an extremely hot topic among enterprises, education organizations, and consumers alike. Almost daily, we hear about a data breach being discovered in the news. Often, the response to such an intrusion is for the impacted users to change their passwords and enable some type of multi factor authentication on their accounts.

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