02.22.2018 - The Fundamentals of Blockchain

Bitcoin is now an ubiquitous term for a leger-based cyber cryptocurrency and is often mentioned in tandem with blockchain. What is blockchain? Are Bitcoin and blockchain the same thing? No, they are not. Bitcoin and blockchain are different in that blockchain is the decentralized ledger that keeps track of all of the Bitcoin transactions. Blockchain technology isn’t confined to just bitcoin though. It’s a digital platform that can be applied to other digital transactions—a smart-grid, of sorts. ...

02.20.2018 - Integrate Your Mobile Applications Into Your Company

When it comes to integrating your mobile applications into your company’s backend, you need a secure authentication and authorization process that’s not only efficient, but also reliable, easy-to-use and supportive of cloud-based access. Learn more about implementing a safe integration of your mobile applications below. ...

02.1.2018 - Boost Your Cyber Maturity Level with IAM

What is your company’s cybersecurity maturity level? If you haven’t considered cybersecurity capability maturity-model levels, your company’s identity and access management protocols may not be where they need to be. In general, the stronger your information security maturity model is — meaning the more mature your identity and access management setup is — the greater your defense against outside threats will be. Click here to calculate where your IAM maturity ranks on our scale! ...

01.12.2018 - IAM Addresses Help Desk Issues

In today’s enterprise, employees need to access many different areas of your computer network, even areas that don’t necessarily fall within their given departments. This creates an access problem, since you don’t want your network left open for anyone to access. Even when companies do take steps to protect their networks, hackers can and will break in, either for the purposes of corporate sabotage or out of a general attempt to do malice. The problem is how to make sure everyone who needs access can get access, while hackers cannot. In the past, companies could give employees a password for their own part of the system, but if any cross-department work was required, they would have to contact the help desk in order to get additional access, slowing down operations and reducing efficiency. ...

01.3.2018 - Internal Hiring vs. Hiring a MSSP: Which Is Better?

There’s no question that in today’s day and age, you need a dedicated cybersecurity team to protect your company’s data. The question is, do you dedicate some of your existing IT staff to cybersecurity or do you use a managed security service providers (MSSP) services? Naturally, there are pros and cons to each approach. ...

12.14.2017 - GDPR Compliance – Assessing Data Controls and Risk Management

After reading our blog “Initiating Steps On The Path To GDPR Compliance” and completing your data mapping exercise, you should now have an understanding of what data your company collects, how it is used, where it is stored, who has access, and when and how it is deleted.  What should you do next? For the next step, you need to assess the identified data flows and rate their importance and sensitivity.  You may need to have different rating scales to consider, both from the company perspective and an individual’s viewpoint.  Proprietary information does not mean much to an individual, just like a social security number does not mean much to the company’s overall survival.  So, data’s value is determined by the owner’s perspective. ...

11.9.2017 - Top 10 Reasons for the Virtual Identity Server (VIS)

top 10 reasons for the virtual identity server whitepaper LDAP 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. In fact, just a few years ago, it was nearly impossible to find Virtual Directory sessions at industry conferences, while this year’s Directory Experts Conference and Digital ID World conference had several sessions on the topic. This is good news for CIO’s, IT managers and companies in general as the benefits and use cases of Virtual Directories become better known. ...

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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.