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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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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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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GitHub repositories compromised by stolen OAuth tokens

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

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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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Why authentication is still the CISO’s biggest headache

Authenticate continues to vex security leaders as businesses become more digitized, agile and dependent on remote employees.

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4 ways attackers target humans to gain network access

These are some of the favorite ways cybercriminals try to get around an organization's cyber defenses to steal credentials or commit fraud.

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FIDO enters the consumer identity space

As remote work blurs the line between enterprise and consumer IT, can FIDO finally fix the security usability conundrum of consumer authentication?

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Clearview AI commercialization of facial recognition raises concerns, risks

Facial recognition as a service has caught the attention of regulators and litigators. CISOs at companies considering the technology need strong privacy protections in place.

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12 risk-based authentication tools compared

Risk-based authentication tools have become more sophisticated and popular as companies transition away from dependence on password protection.

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3 authentication-level protections for remote users and devices

Egress filtering, conditional access rules, and free tools from governments can help identify suspicious activity and protect credentials.

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