10.27.2021 - The Implications of Big Tech’s Meeting With Biden

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Big data is no longer just an industry buzzword — it’s estimated to grow to $103 billion by 2027. It’s no wonder that the tech sector needs to acknowledge the challenges that will arise from this growth. Before this meeting, President Joe Biden said that cybersecurity was “a core national security challenge” to the U.S. Several recent, high-profile cyberattacks had to be addressed during this meeting in Washington.

10.27.2021 - How to Better Secure User Authentication Protocols

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Authentication and authorization are not the same, and remembering that is critical to avoiding threats like ProxyToken. An attacker may use ProxyToken or a similar method to bypass authentication, but tighter controls can still mitigate damage.

09.29.2021 - The Rise of Identity Access Management in Fintech

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Identity and access management is an umbrella term covering policies and technology that manage users’ access privileges. That includes everything from multifactor authentication (MFA) to network segmentation. Many employees use the same passwords for cloud access for critical internal data, making data breaches from credential stuffing more likely. Segmentation and access restrictions within IAM help mitigate these risks. View the full article at FinTechReview.net. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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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