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.

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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Onboarding and Offboarding: 7 Identity Lifecycle Management Challenges Solved with Modern IAM, Part 1

Identity lifecycle management presents a number of challenges: You need to quickly onboard employees so that they have access to the applications needed to do their jobs, you need to immediately offboard them when they leave the organization so they’re not a security threat, and you need to ensure IT isn’t bogged down with all changes in between as employees shift roles, get promoted, change locations, and so on.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Social Login

Companies and end-users alike are constantly looking for authentication methods that lower barriers to entry and improve user experience without compromising security.

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Healthcare Cybersecurity and the Human Factor: Using Risk-Based Authentication that Considers Behavioral Factors

In the healthcare industry, a lot of energy goes into driving practitioner efficiency and making patient data easier for clinicians to access. But is enough focus being put on security and protecting patient data?

News headlines indicate the answer is a resounding no. There have been a slew of notable healthcare breaches in recent years.

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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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The Zero Trust Model - What It is and Why It Starts with Identity

The digital transformation has significantly increased risk exposure for enterprises. With users operating a variety of devices from a variety of locations, there is a greater attack surface with less IT oversight and control.

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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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