Cybersecurity Challenges in the Classroom

Login and password security might sound funny to talk about in a classroom setting for children as young as Kindergarten through third grade, but in a world with constantly evolving technology, the argument could be made that its better to start them young. In today’s world hackers are everywhere trying to steal any information they can get their hands on. In each child today there seems to be...

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Ask Christopher – Contextual Authentication Security

I’m going to be very frank: a LOT of questions come through the support team here at PistolStar, Inc. That’s not a bad thing – in fact, I love it!  Questions keep me going, and I like to see what customers and prospects can come up with.  A good ‘stumper’ goes a long way!  Moving forward, I will be taking a look at the most popular or frequent questions that come through the support desk, and...

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Tags: contextual authentication, usability, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), increase security, flexibility, secure login, Ask Christopher, technical support, geolocation, off network access, PortalGuard Authentication Provider

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Making Fiscally Sound Decisions for IT Security in Higher Education

It’s summer, the school year is officially over, but you now have a new budget in play.  Still thinking of making improvements before the next year begins?  Still dreaming of solutions to all those help desk calls?  Making well planned decisions to work within your new budget is a must.  A top priority is having the ability to grow with a solution and not worry about changing budgets or...

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Tags: 2FA, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, usability, User Experience, PortalGuard for Education, Self-Service Password Reset, selfservicepasswordreset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Stand your Ground, stronger security, Two-Factor Authentication, #userauthentication, #userexperience, web applications, Custom Branding, SSO Proxy, teachers, Chrome Books, Students, Single Sign-On Options, single logout, increase security, flexibility, secure login, off network access, PortalGuard Authentication Provider, Google Authenticator, higher education budgeting, budget, fiscally sound decisions

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Two-Factor Authentication: à la carte

Have you ever been to a restaurant where you really just wanted to order an entrée like steak or chicken parmigiana, and then have the freedom to choose individual sides? Ordering à la carte also applies to Two-Factor Authorization. With various One-Time Password options, you can mix and match your Two- Factor Authentication Solutions for Cyber Security.

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Tags: 2FA, #2FASolutions, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, OTP Authentication, Printed OTP, #YubiKey, secure login, Google Authenticator, SMS Text Message Gateway, Duo Push Security, RSA SecurID, Duo

Combating Password Spray Attacks

Password Spraying attacks are hardly new. Fraudsters have long used these types of brute force attacks to confirm usernames and password in order to steal organizations'. All they need is the following:

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Tags: #cyberattacks, #cybersecurity, Multi-Factor Authentication, Active Directory, Cyber Security, #defeatcyberattacks, Single Sign-On (SSO), Stand your Ground, stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, password spraying, pwned passwords, IP blocking

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One Click - The Power of Convenience

The world is improving on convenience every day. Find me someone that doesn’t love being able to proceed with something with little effort or difficulty. When it comes to shopping for household staples, forget going to the store!  I just order online from Amazon.  This is the same for ordering my farm to table weekly meal delivery.  Also, I haven’t been to the dry cleaner since they started...

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Tags: PortalGuard, SSO, User Experience, #convenience, Password Management, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, user convenience, web applications, SSO Proxy, Jump Page

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It's a Constant Game of Being Fooled - Do Your Part to Prevent Cybersecurity Breaches

In Healthcare, it’s especially disconcerting when a breach occurs because it’s a dense collection of personal identity data. It is the intruder’s brass ring.  Having your DOB and social security number enables the intruder to gain access to many other doors to penetrate. The Internet is already a treasure trove of personal data which a hacker can use to piece together your detailed identity....

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Tags: Multi-Factor Authentication, password strength, SSO, strong password, office 365, Password Security, Software Vulnerability, SSPR, support, healthcare

Universal Logout - Where to Go After SSO

Universal logout is a hot topic today for one simple reason: it is important. Single Sign-On (SSO) has taken over in recent years as a method of reducing login strain and improving security while maintaining usability.  In an age of passwords and data breaches, SSO has always been seen as the next logical step. Now that we’ve taken that step, the question becomes: where do we go from here? The...

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Addressing Single Sign-On Challenges in the Classroom for Impaired Students

In today’s classrooms, teacher advocates are faced with a unique position of altering their daily schedule to meet the needs and expectations of their students and school districts.  As tablets and Chromebooks are introduced to daily lesson plans, teachers are now faced with the extra responsibility of storing and cataloging student’s usernames and passwords, which impacts valuable educational...

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