by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

Password Reset from the Mac Desktop – Cross Platform Support

What exactly do you think of when you see the phrase Password reset from the Mac Desktop? There is obviously a connection to the Mac Keychain, but what does password reset on the Mac Desktop really look like?  On Windows, Desktop Password reset is a no-brainer – ask just about anyone and you’ll get a practically identical response: CTRL + ALT + DEL to reset your password. For Password Reset on...

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Tags: Mac, PortalGuard#SSPR#, Self-Service Password Recovery, Password Reset from the Mac Desktop

by Rob K 0 Comments

Prevent Office 365 Phishing Attacks by Adding a Secure Front Door

 

Office 365 is a must-have software for all industries in today’s world.  The ease of use and value of Office 365 applications are great for users on both the individual and business end. The subscription-based service allows individual users access to Microsoft apps such as Microsoft Office. For businesses Office 365 it offers a bit more. Email and social networking services essential in...

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Tags: #contextualauthentication, #singlesignon, #office365, secure office 365

by Rob K 0 Comments

Access Control|Contextual Authentication 

 

 

Access control is simply controlling entry into a cyberspace as previously explained in this blog. For example, you have to have a password to access your Facebook account. This password requirement is access control. Without it, anybody could access your page and do whatever they wanted. This is primarily why cybersecurity exists…to prevent those who shouldn’t have access from getting...

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Tags: #contextualauthentication, #cybersecurity, Access Control

by Rob K 0 Comments

CyberSecurity Access Control with Single Sign-on

 

CyberSecurity Access Control with Single Sign-on

If you haven’t noticed yet, browsing the web in 2017 basically requires you to have multiple accounts with usernames and passwords. For my fellow Chrome users, you may forget that you are already signed into your account as soon as you open the browser unless of course, you sign out of your account every single session. Realistically who does...

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Tags: #cybersecurity, Access Control, #singlesign-on

by Rob K 0 Comments

CyberSecurity Access Control with Two-Factor Authentication

CyberSecurity Access Control with Two-Factor Authentication

 

Cybersecurity is on its way to becoming a $200-billion-dollar industry as we discussed in my previous blog “The Importance of CyberSecurity Access Control”. Like any industry this size, there are many different subcategories within it. In the aforementioned blog, I wrote about access control, what it is, and how it ties into...

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Tags: #cybersecurity, Access Control, Two-Factor Authentication

by Rob K 0 Comments

The Importance of CyberSecurity Access Control

It’s 2017 and almost everything in your daily life is tied into an online network of some sort. Going to the movies is no longer checking the newspaper to see what is playing, or calling Moviefone and asking for the showtimes near you. Now, we simply pull out our smartphones or computers and search “movie times near me”. This alone gives enough links to allow you to have everything but the...

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Tags: #cybersecurity, Access Control

by Jason Garfagna 0 Comments

Secure Single Sign-on to Ellucian Products

The advent of online resources that are becoming more accessible to students in higher education has spawned the need to streamline access to online systems. This is a common theme and reason why our education customers contact PortalGuard. They are looking for a solution that would allow their students to focus on learning rather than managing passwords and logins.

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Tags: Ellucian, #singlesign-on

by Larry Conroy 0 Comments

Leveraging Data Quality to Improve Institutional Efficiency

“Leveraging Data Quality to Improve Institutional Efficiency”, that’s a mouthful of big words.  When I was first asked to write on this topic, I thought, “What does that even mean?”  Well, like any good author/engineer, I broke it up into smaller pieces to try and make sense of it.

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Tags: data security, data quality

by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

PistolStar Inc. Is Proud to Announce: PortalGuard v5.6.4!

 

 

 

 

In an effort to provide our customers with the most secure and efficient product possible, the team behind PortalGuard is proud to announce the release of version 5.6.4!  This latest version of PortalGuard follows a recent round of penetration testing by Veracode – a third party solution brought in to ensure that PortalGuard is as secure as possible. As a result of that test,...

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Tags: PortalGuard Update

by Tyler Dannat 0 Comments

A Fresh Look at Passphrases and NIST’s New Password Policy: Size Matters

 

 

Let’s face it, complicated, alphanumeric passwords are one of the worst parts about being online. With the plethora of websites and online applications requiring us to create accounts and passwords, the advice of password security experts is easy to ignore.

As the computing power available for password cracking continues to grow, poor password hygiene has led businesses and organizations...

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Tags: #bestpractices, #cybersecurity, Industry Updates, NIST Updates, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, Cyber Security, data security, Password Management, Password Security

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