12.20.2017 - Why Do Data Breaches Happen?

What is a data breach, how often do data breaches occur and how does a data breach happen? Data breaches are a massive cybersecurity issue that results in millions of lost and stolen documents each year. While data breach statistics for 2016 are still being tabulated, some of the biggest companies in the world have reported massive data losses over the last few years, including 80 million compromised records from Anthem health in 2015, 76 million JP Morgan Chase records in 2014, 145 million eBay records in 2014 and 70 million records from Target in 2013. ...

12.18.2017 - Keeper Security Patches Password Protection Flaw Reported by Google

Optimal IdM provides a few best practices to keep passwords safe including this quote on multi-factor authentication (MFA). “2FA does a good job of allowing only individual account owners access to their login credentials,” Bohren said. “If hackers do succeed in guessing a password, they must still breach additional authentication steps before they can reach important data.” ...

12.12.2017 - Optimal IdM Chief Software Engineer Jeff Bohren to Present at InfoSec World 2018

Optimal IdM, a leading provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, today announced it will be presenting at InfoSec World 2018 Conference and Expo, March 19-21 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jeff Bohren, Chief Software Engineer, Optimal IdM will discuss, “Bridging the Protocol Gap on Cloud Identity Projects” on Mon., March 19 at 3:20 p.m. The breakout session will help attendees learn the origin of protocols and when to use them, best options to use with mobile apps, how to deal with situations outside of specifications and security concerns to consider. ...

11.9.2017 - Top 10 Reasons for the Virtual Identity Server

top 10 reasons for the virtual identity server whitepaperLDAP Virtual Directories, such as Optimal IdM’s Virtual Identity Server (VIS), are not a brand new technology. Instead, they have been around for many years. They have quietly solved business issues without much fanfare or publicity. Only recently, has the topic of LDAP Virtual Directories hit the mainstream. ...

11.2.2017 - Initiating Steps On The Path To GDPR Compliance

If you are reading this you have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and are concerned whether it applies to you. Since it applies to all European Union citizens, no matter where they are located in the world, it is very likely that it does. The question of enforceability, especially if you don’t have an EU presence, is a different issue. But most multi-national companies are following the requirements down to their supply chain, so if you are not compliant, you may find business opportunities drying up. ...

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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.