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Two tips to make multifactor authentication for Office 365 more effective

Here's how to set up "break glass" accounts for emergency admin access to Microsoft Office 365 and brand your Office 365 log-in page to foil fake pages.

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NHTSA odometer disclosure rule might pave way for e-signature authentication

The Final Rule allows flexibility in the technology they use to digitally verify identity through electronic signatures, including a pen pad or biometrics.

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How Virgin Hyperloop One protects its most precious data

VHO's high profile means its intellectual property is coveted by competitors, nation-states and curious hackers. Tightly controlled access is the key to protecting that data.

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4 authentication use cases: Which protocol to use?

Choosing the wrong authentication protocol could undermine security and limit future expansion. These are the recommended protocols for common use cases.

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Flex streamlines app access for 20k suppliers with IAM overhaul

Contract manufacturer Flex dumped its distributed identity and access management system for a more centralized, cloud-based option that better protects data and intellectual property.

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How to audit permissions after a Windows migration

As companies move off Windows 7 and Server 2008, they run the risk of leaving dangerous access permissions behind. Here's how to find them.

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Deepfakes and synthetic identity: More reasons to worry about identity theft

How can we maintain control over digital identity In a world where it is being blurred and abused by fraudsters?

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What is OAuth? How the open authorization framework works

OAuth is an open-standard authorization protocol or framework that describes how unrelated servers and services can safely allow authenticated access to their assets. It is widely accepted, but be aware of its vulnerabilities.

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How to detect and halt credential theft via Windows WDigest

Attackers can steal user credentials by enabling credential caching in the Windows authentication protocol WDigest. Here's how to stop them.

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2fa explained: How to enable it and how it works

Two-factor authentication (2fa) is a method of establishing access to an online account or computer system that requires the user to provide two different types of information. It can boost security for anyone using any kind of online...

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How to disable legacy authentication in Microsoft Exchange to enable MFA

Microsoft recommends enabling multi-factor authentication for Office 365. To do so, you must also disable basic or legacy authentication on Microsoft Exchange Server.

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4 takeaways from Black Hat 2019

Experts identified new trends and warned of emerging or growing threats, including security's impact on software development and the growing threat social media poses.

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What is access control? A key component of data security

Access control is a method of guaranteeing that users are who they say they are and that they have the appropriate access to company data. It is a vital aspect of data security, but it has some significant enforcement challenges.

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Taxpayer First Act: Improving identity verification and modernizing the IRS

With citizens' PII at risk, some federal agencies like the IRS are moving away from knowledge-based verification. It's time for them all to follow suit.

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How to check Privileged Identity management settings for Office 365

Microsoft Azure Privileged Identity Management (PIM) allows you to set administrative rights for roles on an as-needed basis, reducing risk.

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How to set up Microsoft Azure AD Identity Protection to spot risky users

Whichever license of Azure Active Directory you own, you have options to set up alerts and automate actions to risky user behavior.

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Companies with zero-trust network security move toward biometric authentication

According to new research, more companies are enabling biometric authentication on devices to verify access requests.

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Is the digital identity layer missing or just misplaced?

The orchestration of existing services and data could provide a digital identity layer that gives the internet a common way to handle identity for all consumers.

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