12.10.2021 - Types of Biometrics Used For Authentication

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Modern access control is based on three types of factors — something you have, something you know and something you are. Something you have might include an access card or key. Something you know would be a password or PIN. The last factor is one that some people consider to be the most secure — something you are, meaning something that is a physical part of you. Authentication using this type of factor is referred to as biometrics.

12.10.2021 - Why You Need Identity Management Services

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When it comes to your business, the need for identity and access management (IAM) is unquestioned. You must protect the security of your business and your data from cyber attacks. The question is, do you generate those security protocols from within, or do you find an established IAM provider for your managed identity and access management solutions? We think you will find that professional IAM managed services are the clear choice.

10.22.2021 - What is SCIM?

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Is your organization expanding and adding a growing number of employees to your staff? Or do you see frequent movement in personnel roles, with individuals being promoted or moved to other departments? If you’ve answered, “Yes!” to either of these questions, SCIM can offer your organization a streamlined, secure way of user provisioning.

09.1.2021 - Authentication vs. Authorization

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In the world of identity and access management, you may have heard the terms “authentication” and “authorization.” You may have often heard them mentioned as if they were a single process — “authentication and authorization.” But are they the same thing? What’s the difference between authentication and authorization, if any?

08.20.2021 - How Data Breaches Happen

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Words that are probably only spoken in hushed tones around your office are “data breach.” A data breach can be disastrous for a company. Typically, one results in the theft of either company data, personal information of customers such as credit card numbers, names and email addresses or both. Even a data breach that’s caught quickly can require an expensive cleanup, and one that’s allowed to go on for any reasonable length of time can cost companies millions and ruin their reputation.

06.22.2021 - The Breach That Didn’t Have to Happen

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15 billion passwords are for sale on the dark web. Some of them belong to you. Multi-factor authentication renders those stolen passwords useless even if they’re still valid in your system.

03.31.2021 - 8 Ways SMBs Can Improve Cybersecurity

8 ways small to mid size businesses can improve cybersecurity

Cybercrimes and data breaches are a growing threat for businesses. In total, cybercrimes are predicted to inflict upwards of 6 trillion USD globally in 2021, and the cost of cybercrime is expected to grow by 15% each year within the next five years. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) aren’t immune to these threats — according to one report, 15% of small businesses suffered a virus, leak or hack in 2019…

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  • The database in which all of your organization’s sensitive identity data is stored.
  • A digital ledger in which digital transactions are recorded chronologically and publicly.
  • Securely managing customer identity and profile data, and controlling customer access to applications and services.
  • The means of linking a person's electronic identity and attributes, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems.
  • A legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the EU.
  • The policy-based centralized orchestration of user identity management and access control.
  • An authentication infrastructure that is built, hosted and managed by a third-party service provider.
  • A security system that requires more than one method of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify the user's identity for a login or other transaction.
  • A global provider of innovative and affordable identity access management solutions. 
  • Managing and auditing account and data access by privileged users.
  • Tools and technologies for controlling user access to critical information within an organization.
  • An authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials.