Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) has once again hit the streets with much fanfare. The 2017 report is Verizon’s tenth DBIR and details findings from over 42,000 security incidents analyzed by the company in 2016. As expected, the report is packed with information absolutely critical to the success of information security industry.
With the European Union’s approval of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), organisations will have to change the way they store, transfer and protect their data. The legislation, which is now in effect, will require organisations to become compliant by May 2018.
Our last blog highlighted two-factor authentication (2FA) and some very real drawbacks in terms of both the user experience and best-in-class security. Multi-factor authentication (MFA), as the name implies, includes 2FA but isn’t limited to just two factors. So, can we increase security by adding more factors to the authentication process?
Today, we announced the latest addition to SecureAuth’s executive leadership team: Robert Block! Robert has joined SecureAuth as the senior vice president of identity strategy, bringing 19 years of results-oriented information technology experience.
Organizational requirements over the past 15 years started out with simple requirements, namely single sign on goals, better user experience and ease of access. Some started with password vault solutions however many where agent based solutions that front ended internal web servers. As the number of applications grew, so too did the complexity. Often no “one shoe fits all” options where available, so additional software performing the same or similar tasks were needed. Attempts to connect these solutions together further added to the complexity.
Most organizations today recognize the benefits of single sign-on (SSO). Users love SSO because they have only one user ID and password to remember; security teams love SSO because they can require that one password to be a strong one that is regularly changed; and the bean-counters love SSO because it boosts productivity and slashes helpdesk costs by reducing password reset calls.
But the specific type of SSO you choose makes all the difference — to security, to the user experience, and more. Here are the top 5 reasons to choose adaptive SSO: