Authentication

O365 attacks continue exploiting your weakest link

With more than 120 million active users, Office (O365) is a frontrunner in the cloud service popularity contest. Consequently, its users are equally popular with hackers. For IT pros, storing data in the cloud means a bigger attack surface,... Read More

Why choose 3rd party MFA for O365?

The adoption of SaaS services requires organizations to house user data in the cloud. Without the right strategy in place, this can mean user management and authentication processes – outside the confines of IT. Take the move to O365,... Read More

Step up your security game with dynamic MFA

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) requires authentication from independent categories of credentials: something you know (i.e. password), something you have (i.e. Mobile device), and something you are (i.e. Fingerprint). MFA enhances security when accessing resources on SaaS applications, and even during... Read More

Credential stuffing – the password breach aftermath

RIP Passwords – the 2017 Data Breach Industry Forecast by Experian anticipates your demise. Until then, experts are predicting “aftershock” breaches. In 2016, there were 1,093 security incidents involving loss of sensitive data, and three billion credentials stolen worldwide.... Read More

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What the password quiz taught us

In celebration of World Password Day we ran a password quiz that presented participants with five pairs of passwords, and asked them to pick out the stronger one from each pair. The results? Only 12% of participants answered all... Read More

Password Strength Meters – more harm than good?

Fact one, passwords are here to stay, at least for the near future. Fact two, users have not gotten any better at making them stronger, or using additional factors during authentication. To help users with this seemingly impossible task,... Read More

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Claims-Based Identity: A Better Model for Authentication

Claims-based identity is a common method used by applications to obtain identity information about a user that another application has authenticated. Claims are pieces of information about a user that have been packaged and signed into security tokens and... Read More