Cyberthieves are Targeting Student Data, Is Your District Prepared? Part 2

In a recent post, we covered a major problem facing K-12 schools today: cybersecurity. Hackers are targeting educational institutions with alarming regularity—and the consequences of these delays can be major: If a student’s identity is stolen, it might not be discovered for years, until the student tries to take out a loan or get a credit card. 

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Why You Need to Rethink Your Employee Access

Breaches caused by outside hackers get the most press. For example, the recent Equifax breach that resulted in the release of confidential data on 143 million Americans was carried out by external hackers who may have been state sponsored. The breach resulted in Equifax’s chief executive officer, chief information officer, and chief security officer all losing their jobs. 

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Cyber Attackers Are Increasingly Targeting Organizations Through Third Party Access


What do Home Depot, Target, Jimmy John’s, Wendy’s, Scottrade, Gmail, and the National 
Security Agency have in common? Each has suffered a high-profile data breach related to third-party access in the past five years. It’s clear: Many organizations, across industries, are failing to put the necessary security measures in place to prevent or minimize the identity and access risks associated with third-party access.

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Cyberthieves are Targeting Student Data, is Your District Prepared? Part 1

What is one of the biggest challenges facing K-12 schools today? It might surprise you, but the answer is “cybersecurity.” K-12 schools are a prime target for cyber attacks.

While they might not seem like the most obvious victims of a hack, K-12 schools are attractive for cyber criminals because they hold an enormous amount of student data—an increasingly attractive target for cyberthieves. Read on to learn more about the appeal of student information and why it’s at greater risk than ever for a data breach.

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Buying Identity Management: Single-Vendor Platform or Multi-Vendor Point Products? Part 4

Recently, we’ve been discussing what you must consider when choosing between a single identity and access management (IAM) vendor platform versus multi-vendor point products. In this final installation, we’ll take a closer look at best-of-breed and security as two final considerations and wrap it all up. 

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The Inherent Risks of Remote Third-Party Access

Businesses today are increasingly reliant on third parties, such as contractors, contingent workers, and vendors. And while these third parties enable organizations to decrease operational costs and increase productivity and agility, it also means greater numbers of external users need remote access to internal networks and sensitive corporate resources and data.

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Doxware: A Ransomware Strain Coming Soon to a System Near You

Ransomware, which encrypts data on a victim’s machine and then demands payment of a ransom (usually in bitcoins) to decrypt the data, is running rampant in cyberspace. In fact, ransomware attacks increased more than 600 percent last year compared to 2015. Here’s another frightening statistic: There is a ransomware attack on a company every 40 seconds.

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University Security: Implications of BYOD Policies - Part 2

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are now a necessity for universities and colleges across the country. In Part 1 of this series, we covered the positives and negatives of BYOD, as well as the security implications of such policies. In this post, we’ll go over how to easily implement secure BYOD using a modern identity and access management (IAM) platform.

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University Security: Implications of BYOD Policies - Part 1

Bring your own device, or BYOD, is a fast-growing trend on higher-education campuses across the country. In fact, at least 42 percent of U.S. colleges and universities have implemented a BYOD strategy. Meanwhile, bandwidth on campuses has nearly tripled since 2012, with more than 70 percent of schools offering at least 1 GB, in part because of the need to keep up with BYOD demand.

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Why Are Flexible Authentication Policies Important in Today's Environment?

Gone are the days of your employees working a standard nine to five from within company walls. Today, employees often work remotely—from different devices and at all hours of the day.

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