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access control / authentication / privileges / security / key

Cloud-native TACACS+ access solution launched by Portnox

New product aims to make network authentication, authorization, and accounting technology more attractive to mid-sized companies.

access management / access control / user connections / identities

Web3 and IAM: Marching toward disruption

While the debate about Web3’s long-term relevance rages, the technology itself goes merrily on its way, finding ever more avenues of use. One area that is seeing interesting potential and actual developments is IAM.

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Best practices for deploying multi-factor authentication on Microsoft networks

Microsoft will soon mandate MFA for some customers, and these are the key considerations before you deploy it.

User ID + password / credentials / authentication

SSO explained: Single sign-on definition, examples, and terminology

Single sign-on (SSO) is a user authentication service that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials. Password fatigue, cloud sprawl and developer simplicity are pushing the rise of SSO.

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SecureAuth unveils new end-to-end access and authentication solution

Orchestration, passwordless tech, continuous authentication combined in next-generation Arculix platform

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7 top privileged access management tools

Good management of privileged credentials can stop or slow an attacker's movement through your network. These PAM tools are among the best.

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7 machine identity management best practices

Managing machine identities can be just as important as managing human identities, especially in a zero-trust environment.

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How SAML works and enables single sign-on

Security assertion markup language (SAML) is an open standard that defines how providers can offer both authentication and authorization services. Here's what you need to know.

Industry 4.0 / Industrial IoT / Smart Factory / robotics / automation

NanoLock’s zero-trust cybersecurity suite to protect industrial machinery, production lines

Vendor claims to be the first to offer device-level protection solutions designed for legacy and new industrial machinery and smart factory production lines.

digital identity / authentication

Open-source standard aims to unify incompatible cloud identity systems

The project uses open source tech and a new common policy format to manage identity access policies across multi-clouds, on-premises systems, and vendors.

digital identity / authentication

Apple, Google, Microsoft expand support for FIDO passwordless sign-in standard

The tech giants commit to expanded support for FIDO passwordless standard that the firms say will allow faster, easier and more secure sign-ins across leading devices and platforms.

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9 top identity and access management tools

Identity is becoming the new perimeter, and these IAM tools have evolved to help secure assets as organizations rely less on traditional perimeter defenses and move to zero-trust environments.

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The new cybersecurity mandate

Parsing the White House’s cybersecurity directives.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) / two-factor authentication (2FA) / one-time security code

GitHub to mandate 2FA for all code contributors by 2023

The world’s largest development platform will require all code-contributing users to enroll in two-factor authentication by the end of 2023 to enhance software supply chain security.

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10 most common MFA excuses, and how to answer them

CISOs often meet resistance to multi-factor authentication from users, management, and even IT. Here's how to counter their complaints.

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New SDP 2.0 specification facilitates zero-trust maturity

The Cloud Security Alliance's Software-Defined Perimeter 2.0 specification creates a path to a zero-trust approach through strong access controls.

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GitHub repositories compromised by stolen OAuth tokens

GitHub, Salesforce warn of data theft from private code repositories.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) / two-factor authentication (2FA) / one-time security code

It's time to re-evaluate your 2FA setup on Microsoft networks

Attackers are exploiting some 2FA settings to gain network access. Does your current configuration provide the best protection?

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