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Adam Listek

The Director and Writing Success Manager of ATA Learning. Over 20 years of IT experience in multiple fields ranging from healthcare to higher education and everything in between.

Articles written by Adam Listek

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    Authentication service outage or compromise? How to keep your business running

    User authentication services for MFA impact many systems running in businesses today. But what happens when that authentication service is down or no longer reliable? Planning for the potential pitfalls and challenges in authentication means that your organization won’t be…

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    Default account lockout policies in Windows 11

    Windows 11 is the newest and generally most secure operating system in the Windows family. In the newest iteration of Windows, there are default account lockout policies that exist to mitigate RDP and other brute force password vectors. Brute force…

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    Service account password rotation

    Service accounts are the unseen heroes of your organization's architecture - they keep critical services running. While most organizations are generally aware of the sensitive nature of service accounts, password practices can still be poor. It is not uncommon for…

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