Recent Posts by Kathleen Garska

Kathleen Garska, Identity Automation's Director of Marketing, is an experienced digital marketer and marketing communications specialist within the B2B and technology spaces. With a decade of professional writing and editing experience, Kathleen heads Identity Automation's marketing department, managing the strategic direction of the company's blog, website, content resources, digital marketing and demand generation efforts. Beyond Marketing, Kathleen is a dedicated (see: obsessed) dog mom to two rotten terriers, and she loves art, travel, cooking, yoga, and cycling.

Identity Automation a Finalist for EdTech Digest 2016 Cool Tool Award for Security & Privacy Solution

We’re honored and happy to announce that RapidIdentity was selected as a finalist for the 2016 EdTech Digest Award in the Security and Privacy Solution category. The year just keeps getting better! In January our deployment with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) was recognized as a best deployment of the year.

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James Litton Talks IAM on Texas Business Radio

Earlier this year, James Litton, our CEO, appeared on Texas Business Radio, the syndicated radio show that features leading businesses, people, and events from the Texas business world.

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Contingent Workers Need Security Training Too

We’ve been talking a lot about the growing contingent workforce and what that means for management and IT when it comes to security and risk. Earlier this month, our CEO, James Litton, wrote a post about the need for basic security training at all levels of an organization. Today, I want to bring the two topicscontingent workers and security trainingtogether.  

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How to Keep Employees from Sharing User IDs

If you’ve recently been employed in any kind of retail environment, you know that the use of passwords isn’t confined to white collar corporate desk jobs. Computer systems are used by all types of businesses and workers, which means passwords are a reality for all of us. Yet a unique aspect of the retail industry I’ve noticed is how prevalent it is for floor workers to share their user IDs or even have a shared login and password. Think about it.  Have you ever seen a sticky note with some sort of “Password123” written on it in the corner of the point of sale (POS) register while you were checking out?

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WEBINAR: A Trojan Horse of a Different Color: The Inherent Security Risk of Today’s Contingent Workforce

From seasonal employees to specialized contract workers, employment of contingent workers has dramatically increased in recent years. With 46% of businesses adding contingent workers in 2015, this workforce has proven to be resourceful, necessary, and here to stay.  While there are clear benefits to this type of employment, there are also major security risks if the access of these employees is not properly managed.

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The Inefficiency of Password Resets

I recently attended Retail’s BIG Show conference and started up a conversation with an IT staffer of a regional retail chain. Over the course of our conversation he shared with me that it was his company’s corporate policy to provide a single, shared password for his store’s workers. From the store manager to the shelving stockers, they were all using the same password.

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Long Beach Unified School District Chooses Identity Automation’s Next-Gen IAM Solution

Long Beach Unified School District is one of the forty largest school districts in the country with 94 campuses and more than 90,000 users comprised of students, teachers, faculty, and administrators.

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The Risks of Contingent Workers - Did You Know?

Contingent workers are here to stay. In fact, in a recent report, CareerBuilder claimed that 2015 was the Year of the Temporary Employee, with 46% of businesses adding temporary workers, up from 42% in 2014. That number is expected to rise even more this year in what seems to be a continuous upward trend.

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WEBINAR: The Digital Classroom Requires a Next-Gen IAM Solution

Technology continues to be a driving force in education. Children as young as preschool age are using tablets in school, teachers are constantly brainstorming new ways to modernize their classrooms with educational apps, and IT personnel are under increasing pressure to ensure this ever-evolving digital environment is secure. By implementing a next-generation identity and access management solution school districts have the opportunity to effectively and efficiently regulate these transitions.

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The One Thing You Need to Do in IT to Be Ready for Workforce Reductions

Automated De-Provisioning is More Important Than Ever!

Workforce reductions aren’t a pleasant topic that anyone ever wants to discuss, yet they’re a part of business that most organizations must face at some point.

If that time should come for your organization, remember, this isn’t only an HR issue. IT must also be prepared to deal with workforce reductions because they can leave your organization vulnerable to internal threats.

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