Strong Authentication Methods: One Size Does Not Fit All

Eliminating or reducing the number of passwords in the enterprise remains a top focus of management and security professionals alike. While single sign-on technologies, such as password managers, identity federation, and operating system-based technologies, that reduce and simplify the number of passwords have been in use for years, the number of passwords and emerging technologies to address the problem has also increased.

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Phishing Campaigns Require a Proactive Approach to Security

Intruders Thrive on Complacency.

When it comes to the threat landscape, nothing makes information security teams shudder more than complacent users, whether they be employees, partners, vendors, or customers. Yearly security and awareness trainings have become all the rage (rightly so), helping to check off boxes on company compliance audits. However, all too often, new users or even seasoned veterans can be caught off-guard and open the door to evildoers.  

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Multi-Factor Authentication Changes with PCI-DSS 3.2

Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) alone does not ensure security against data breaches and stolen payment card records. Even the PCI-DSS website defines the standard’s priorities as helping:

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Identity Automation Acquires 2FA, Inc. Adding Powerful Authentication Capabilities to our IAM Portfolio

I am excited to share our latest press release announcing that Identity Automation has acquired, 2FA, Inc., a cybersecurity company that specializes in multi-factor authentication and enterprise single sign-on (SSO).

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The Value of Identity Part 3: Five Steps to Avoid a Breach



In Part 1 and Part 2 of my series on the value of identity, we looked at the consequences of revealing excessive personal information in public, more specifically the digital realm, can have on the individual and an organization. We saw that hackers can use the information you reveal on social media and the internet not only to impersonate and steal your identity, but to even infiltrate and take control of your company’s network. 

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Interop 2016 Recap: Biometric Authentication and MFA


Earlier this month, I attended the
2016 Interop Conference in Las Vegas. While I had many discussions with attendees on a variety of identity and access security topics, I was surprised by the number of questions about biometrics and multi-factor authentication (MFA).  The majority of people asking these questions were interested in better understanding if and how biometrics should be used as part of their authentication process. Since this topic came up so often at Interop, I’m guessing a lot of you have similar questions. So, I thought it would be helpful to provide some additional biometrics and our point our view on them.

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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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Three Tips for a More Secure 2FA Program

Last month I read an article reporting that researchers found two-factor authentication to be insecure and vulnerable to hacks. My initial reaction was skepticism, since it wasn’t recommending a more secure alternative like multi-factor authentication, but instead simply stating 2FA isn’t secure.

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What Would James Bond Do? Security Measures Fit for 007

Photo by Ludovic Bertron

James Bond is known for impeccable taste in clothes, cars and cocktails. Not to mention, cool gadgets and tricks up his sleeve like wristwatch lasers and passenger ejector seats. Along with the style and grace, keeping data safe and intelligence top secret is still top of mind for Bond.

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The Password is Dead and Other 2016 Security Predictions

You could say 2015 was a house of horrors when it came to security breaches -- from high profile corporate hacks, stolen identities of 4 million federal employees, to a database breach exposing the names, genders, and birthdays of more than 200,000 kids.

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