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?

08.31.2021 - 4 IT Priorities in the WFH Era

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Data breaches have become a fact of life in the working from home era, but there are steps we can take to make our networks safer. It only takes one backdoor, or, as with the Colonial Pipeline in 2021, an old password sold to the right person, to open the floodgates and shut everything down. View the full article at Wire19.com. ...

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.

07.6.2021 - Securing the Cloud With Biometric Data

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Despite being the most common way to secure an account, passwords themselves are often unsecure. Many employees reuse passwords for cloud access and other systems, making it easier for cybercriminals to obtain or guess them. If companies hope to secure their cloud data, they must move away from these breach-prone authentication methods. View the full article at TheChief.IO.com. ...

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…

03.31.2021 - Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Have New Alternative For Identity Access Management Security

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Tampa, FL, March 31, 2021 – Optimal IdM, a leading provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, today announced new tiered offerings of the award winning OptimalCloud™ platform. The new multi-tenant, cloud-based offerings are designed for small and mid-sized businesses and will be available beginning March 31, 2021 at https://signup.theoptimalcloud.com/. ...

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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.
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  • 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.