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

How deploy the OneDrive sync client with Specops Deploy

To enable users to bypass their lack of administrative rights, many applications, such as Dropbox, Spotify, and OneDrive, are installed in the AppData profile directory. For administrators, this is a security hole, and for users, it is an inconvenience.... Read More

Blacklist common passwords with dictionaries

Passwords are the thin layer protecting your organization’s sensitive data from the unknown. It is no surprise that many of the recent data breaches are the result of their compromise. In 2016, three billion credentials were stolen worldwide. The... Read More

The role of passwords in HIPAA compliance

Healthcare is a high value target for hackers given the nature of the data and its poor security stance – ranking the sixth lowest, in security performance across industries. Passwords are the first line of defense against cyberattacks and... Read More

NIST and password compliance

The new guidelines from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are changing how companies and organizations view password security. The guidelines say: Do allow for longer passwords and choosing original secret questions, Don’t allow users to choose a... Read More

How to deploy BitLocker with Specops Deploy

If you need to protect your organizational data through drive encryption, chances are, you’ll need BitLocker deployment. This was the case for a Specops Deploy customer that wanted to enable BitLocker on new Windows 10 machines. In this blog... Read More