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What the use of open banking means for identity networks

By connecting identity data from multiple sources through APIs, the open banking concept can help verify identity more reliably and improve the customer experience.

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8 steps to protecting login credentials

Follow this advice to help users and network admins to better protect login credentials to corporate systems.

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What is a dictionary attack? And how you can easily stop them

A dictionary attack is a targeted form of brute force attack that runs through lists of common words, phrases, and leaked passwords to gain access to accounts.

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Protect your Windows network from excessive administrator rights

Every developer or user on your network with administrative privileges adds risk of account compromise. Review privileges and take these steps to better manage Windows network access rights.

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5 best practices to secure single sign-on systems

Don't assume that SSO is inherently secure. Follow these recommendations to prevent unauthorized access due to authentication flaws.

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Privilege escalation explained: Why these flaws are so valuable to hackers

Attackers use privilege escalation flaws to gain access to systems and applications. Patching and monitoring are the most important ways to stop them.

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Why COVID-19 will change identity management forever

Large job losses, more people working from home, and an increased use of freelancers and consultants are forcing companies to rethink their access control models.

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The trouble with 2fa

With a large percentage of your workforce now working remotely, two-factor authentication (2fa) can make them (or your company data) safer online. But how you're doing it now probably isn't helping much at all.

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New coronavirus-era surveillance and biometric systems pose logistical, privacy problems

Governments and companies are using biometrics and geolocation to identify and track potential coronavirus victims in the name of public safety.

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4 key problems with digital identity and why we need a new approach

To more accurately and more safely authenticate people online, digital identity needs to better cope with changes in people's lives. It's time to build identity technology for a digital life.

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Making the case for hardware 2FA in the enterprise

Hardware 2FA tokens are the best and cheapest defense against phishing and credential stuffing attacks, but there are some gotchas.

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Authentication, identity management start-ups lead 2019 VC investing

Cybersecurity venture investments reached nearly $7 billion in 2019. Authentication and identity management start-ups were the top lures.

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Do you trust your admins? 5 tips to manage administrator access

The access rights that internal and external network admins possess carry the potential for abuse and errors that can expose systems and data. These practices can help avoid that.

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5 standout products from RSA 2020

2020 will be remembered as the year the human element finally came to security.

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The 25 worst passwords of 2019, and 8 tips for improving password security

Blacklist these 25 passwords now and use these tips to improve enterprise password security.

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What's ahead for digital identity in 2020?

Events of the past year have set up big changes for digital identity in 2020. Here's recap of what happened and what to expect this year.

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How to fix insecure LDAP binds to prevent exposed Windows admin credentials

Although Microsoft has a permanent fix on the way, it's possible that you're exposing domain admin account credentials in cleartext. Here's how to check for and solve that problem.

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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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