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Posted: 02 Apr 2020
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Chances are you are deep in the middle of a remote working scenario that is not of your own creation. The current infectious disease outbreak has sent workforces everywhere scrambling. Employees who have never worked remotely suddenly find themselves dispatched to home offices, IT is under incredible stress, and—as of this writing—it’s hard to predict when we will return to normal.

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Posted: 31 Mar 2020
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Largely the province of military and government powers throughout history, cryptography has evolved significantly over time. From its secretive beginnings as a way to keep sensitive written messages safe from enemies, cryptography has morphed into multiple uses for confidentiality and integrity. This method of hidden (from the Greek kryptόs) writing (from the Greek gráphō) has moved from clay...

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Posted: 25 Mar 2020
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When you hear the word “espionage,” which spy movie comes to mind?

007? Jason Bourne? Mission Impossible? Unfortunately, corporate espionage isn’t just in the movies—it’s a real threat that has become an ever-evolving challenge to companies large and small. No matter the industry, if your company develops any form of new technology or intellectual property of interest to your...

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Posted: 26 Nov 2019
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Most IT and cybersecurity professionals have at least occasional anxiety about when the next major virus, ransomware or swarm bot will hit. With the bulk of data breaches occurring at the network perimeter—as users get their emails and go online—user authentication software is a primary concern.

The fight against stolen credentials has led to the growing adoption of two-factor...

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Posted: 03 Oct 2019
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Today’s fast-changing digital environment is throwing identity and authentication challenges at us from every direction. Remote workforces, mobile apps, the Internet of Things (IoT) and increasingly complex data theft schemes just keep upping cybersecurity risks in every type of organization.

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Posted: 23 Aug 2019
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Employees enter login credentials and, once authenticated, gain secure access to valuable network resources and applications. However, requiring users to go through the authentication process only once is turning out to be a risk factor in itself. This process leaves organizations vulnerable to risk every time an employee steps away from their desk, clicks a link, shares a password, or...

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Posted: 14 Aug 2019
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The online hub for the modern workforce is the mobile phone—making reliable, frictionless security critical. Without it, text messages, location data, contacts and any account information stored on the phone is at risk for theft and misuse. Moreover, the broader universe of enterprise applications accessed through the mobile device can be imperiled.

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Posted: 30 Jul 2019
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Biometric authentication is fast and convenient. Touch your phone and it is unlocked. Look through an iris scanner and enter a secure room. Speak into your phone for hands-free authentication. Governments, law enforcement, airports, and corporations use it. However, is biometric authentication that simple? Not really when you consider the policy issues, privacy concerns, and complexity of...

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Posted: 09 Jul 2019
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Strong identity and access management (IAM) is vital to securing your business against cyber attacks, thwarting social engineering attempts and stopping hackers from stealing credentials. You need a solution that provides robust authentication and authorization, balanced with ease of use, to secure your sensitive data and systems.

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Posted: 06 Jun 2019
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The simple combination of a user ID and password is no longer good enough to protect our most vulnerable information. Identity theft, data breaches, malware, and malicious actors mean that digital security must evolve to stay one step ahead of security threats.

Strong, reliable security in a modern government, non-profit, SMB, or enterprise environment isn’t just important today; it's...

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