Why Legacy, Homegrown, and Open-Source IAM Systems Can't Address Higher Education's Identity Management Challenges

While higher education institutions face many of the same identity and access management (IAM) challenges as corporations, they also must overcome a number of complex and unique hurdles that typically aren’t seen in corporate enterprise deployments.

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Security Breaches in Healthcare That Scare Even Us


Though many of us know that healthcare data is valuable, not all of us are aware of exactly how valuable it is. Electronic health records (EHRs) are a one-stop shop for all the data a hacker wants: medical, financial, and personal. Some data doesn’t age either—for example, your birth date and Social Security number never change.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Email and SMS OTPs

One time passwords (OTPs) are a popular choice for organizations looking to step up their security with two-factor authentication (2FA). These randomly generated passwords are only valid for a single login session and overcome many of the vulnerabilities of traditional passwords.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Challenge Response Authentication

Challenge/Response, also known as knowledge-based authentication, is a form of authentication where users verify their identities by answering “challenge” questions based on personal information about the user.

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Meet Our Team: Dave Carlson, Director of Channel Sales

Dave Carlson, our Director of Channel Sales, is eight months into his tenure here at Identity Automation. Already, he’s immersed himself in several projects, which will directly impact the future of the company.

Coming to us with substantial experience in business development and global alliances, Dave has spent his career utilizing an impressive array of technical skills, a talent for sales and relationship building, and an ability to resolve difficult client situations and large technical problems.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Push Notifications

More and more, organizations are looking for cost-effective alternatives to traditional passwords that increase security without affecting usability. Many people believe that push notification authentication, a newer mobile-based authentication method, could be the answer.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: RFID Access Control

Historically, magnetic stripe cards were used for access control. However, these cards aren’t particularly secure, as the information stored on them is typically not encrypted. Additionally, they have to be physically swiped, leading to issues with wear and tear.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: 2D Barcode Authentication

As part of our 2FA Explained series, we recently looked at magnetic stripe cards. Another authentication method that has long been in use and can be printed onto cards are 2D barcodes.

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Onboarding and Offboarding: 7 Identity Lifecycle Management Challenges Solved with Modern IAM, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the challenges that come with onboarding employees and granting access, specifically determining which permissions to give an employee, providing employees with day one access, and managing ad-hoc access requests.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Magnetic Stripe Card

Today, there are many card-based options for controlling physical and network access. Although many organizations have transitioned to newer, more secure options, such as smart cards and RFID cards, others still have  magnetic stripe cards in place.

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