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August 18

Info on 1.8M Chicago Voters Was Publicly Accessible, but Now Removed from Cloud Service

Data Breach Friday: Names, addresses, birth dates, partial SSNs, and drivers license numbers of 1.8 million Chicago voters were publicly accessible on an AWS server managed by a third-party contractor. This type of info could lead to successful phishing & social engineering attacks that would compromise accounts not protected with 2-Factor Authentication!

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August 17

Most Small to Mid-Sized Organizations Don't Use Multi-Factor Authentication

While only 38 percent of large organizations don't use multi-factor authentication to protect user accounts, 62 percent of small to mid-sized organizations do not use MFA, a recent KnowBe4 survey of 2,600 IT professionals found.

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August 11

Indian Creditseva Data Breach

Data Breach Friday: Today we go international: Indian credit services firm Creditseva exposed sensitive information of 48,000 people because an AWS server was publicly accessible.

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August 09

Why It Pays to Center Your Digital Transformation Strategy on Identity

Employees and customers must be able to access applications and data from multiple devices and locations, without compromising security.

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August 03

HBO Data Breach Included Thousands of Internal Documents

Data Breach Friday: Hackers stole 1.5 TB of documents and unaired episodes from HBO, and also got hold of an executive's credentials for some online services! Hopefully HBO will require password changes and 2-Factor Authentication where possible...

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August 01

Hackers Show Proofs of Concept to Beat Hardware-Based 2FA

DEF CON hackers show how YubiKeys and RSA tokens can be spoofed and circumvented.

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July 27

Swedish Ministers Resign Amid Data Security Breach Scandal

Data Breach Friday: Swedish citizens’ sensitive personal information may have been leaked in a breach so severe that two government ministers have resigned!

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July 20

Data Breach Friday: Over 5 Million Social Security Numbers Exposed in Kansas Breach

A breach of a Kansas Department of Commerce system exposed more than 5 million Social Security numbers to hackers, according to a report from a local news outlet.

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July 18

Launch Your Own Cybersecurity Sprint: 30 Days to Improved Security

Whether it’s well-publicized cyber attacks on government organizations or widespread ransomware that threatens to halt business operations, attackers continue to target privileged credentials as a quick and easy means to reach critical assets and steal sensitive data.

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July 13

Security Experts Warn of Account Risks after Verizon Customer Data Leak

Thought your email, social media, and bank accounts were safe with two-factor authentication? Think again: your phone account will likely be the biggest point of security failure in your life today.

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July 05

Three Million WWE Fan Accounts Exposed Online

Data Breach Friday: Unsecured AWS server hosts fans' names, addresses, and birth dates

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June 28

Anthem to Pay Record $115 Million to Settle U.S. Lawsuits over Data Breach

Data Breach Friday: Remember the Anthem data breach that affected 79 million people in 2015? A tentative settlement of $115 million has been reached--the largest settlement for a data breach ever! Still think better Identity & Access Management isn't worth it?

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June 27

UK Parliament Cyberattack Highlights the Shortcomings of Passwords

Over the weekend, the UK parliament's email system was subject to a brute force attack using passwords stolen in the 2012 LinkedIn breach.

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May 23

The CIO's Business Case For IAM

As the CIO, you must see the big picture when it comes to implementing technology in your organization. It is not good enough to look at how a technology addresses a single issue; the CIO must evaluate how a technology will both positively and negatively impact the entire company.

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May 22

The CFO's Business Case For IAM

As the CFO, you are faced with the challenge of justifying technology purchases based on some combination of necessity, functionality, cost savings, benefits, and the overall ROI.

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May 22

Securing Identity In K-12 Education

Authen2cate solves for challenges like large user bases, too many passwords, many mobile devices and increasing security costs with our K-12 solutions.

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May 21

Case Study: LRW

“LRW needed to integrate applications not included by many self-service SSO providers. Additionally, they did not have the necessary resources, expertise, or experience to implement this complex setup on their own.”

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May 19

Single Sign-On

authen2cate provides a secure, scalable, and highly available IAM (Identity and Access Management) platform that allows any organization to quickly and securely implement SSO, 2-Factor Authentication, and Automated Provisioning.

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May 19

Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication enables your users to secure their logins and transactions via text, email, smartphone application, or phone calls.

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May 19

IAM for Any Industry: Health Care

In addition to the standard security and efficiency concerns that any organization faces with their internal network and IT processes and procedures, those within the medical field face heightened scrutiny due to the stringent regulations imposed on patient record access through HIPAA.

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