Are You Ready to Contain the Inevitable?

You can take all the security precautions in the world, but if someone really wants to attack your organization’s infrastructure, they’re going to find a way. With hackers who are able to stay one step ahead of the security precautions we put in place, it’s not inaccurate to say that it’s inevitable you will be attacked.

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Important Security News: Update your Adobe Flash Player now

Last week, Adobe issued an emergency security patch fixing a critical flaw in its Flash Player that could allow a remote hacker to take complete control of Windows, Mac and Linux computers.

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Secrets to a Strong Password and Why We Still Need Them in Schools

I recently spoke with the IT director of a school district, and he shared with me some concerns school administrators had about our password management solution and whether it could actually make them less secure. I am rarely at a loss for words in my line of work, but in this instance, I was close.

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3 Tips on Selecting Educational Apps to Maximize Learning and Minimize Data Privacy Concerns

As educators around the country look toward mobile and internet applications to enhance student learning, new privacy concerns are beginning to surface. These student information security woes are often beyond the reach of the IT administrators, and instead put into the hands of teachers who may unintentionally cause sensitive data to be released with as little as a simple app sign-up. Unlike many of the historic applications used by school systems in the past, today’s apps circumvent federal privacy regulations by providing educational tools to teachers from third-party platforms that are often notvetted by IT administrators in advance.

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Announcing RapidIdentity 3.3

At Identity Automation, we bet big on user experience from day one. We started with the premise of UI designs for new self-service and delegation tools. During our early days, I had worked with numerous vendor products, all of which I felt were overly complicated and more constrained than they needed to be. Since then we have continued to innovate. 

Built with the future of user experience in mind, today we released RapidIdentity 3.3, which includes some exciting new feature additions to RapidIdentity

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Doing More with Less: IDM in EDU at CoSN Texas CTO Clinic

We are headed to Austin, Texas next week for the 2015 Texas CTO Cliniccovering the key issues facing ed tech leaders in Texas and beyond. 

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Minnetonka Public Schools: Powered by Identity Automation

The Minnesota school system is defying expectations with their innovative approach to technology. As a K-12 institution driving the achievement of over 8,500 students, Minnetonka Public Schools approached us looking for a better solution to solve the confusion that their previous single sign-on platform had created.

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Don't Allow a Lazy!

At the end of April we published a couple pieces of content focused on rogue employees, a security threat facing nearly every company in the world. Rogue employees are those fully vetted users inside your company who probably have no malicious intent to cause harm, but end up doing so regardless, for a variety of reasons ranging from laziness to oversights to hoarding access.

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Internal Threats are Real: Observations from IT Summit 2015 in Houston

After Houston SecureWorld, we hit the pavement again and headed for IT Summit 2015 in Houston last week. We found that our mission to educate enterprises and education institutions about the dangers of rogue employees is also the war cry of others! 

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Identity Automation at Houston SecureWorld 2015

Last week, a couple of us on the Identity Automation team attendedHouston SecureWorld 2015 courtesy of a special invite from the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). Many thanks to our friends at ISSA for the opportunity to serve on their behalf.

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