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DEFINITION: A strong password is one that is designed to be hard for a person or program to discover. Because the purpose of a password is to ensure that only authorized users can access resources, a password that is easy to guess is a security risk. Essential components of a strong password include sufficient length and a mix of character types. A typical weak password is short and consists solely of letters  … 
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Best Practice Guide to Mobile Device Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top ten mobile device management (MDM) best practices that will help you control the mobile devices used in your workplace, reducing risks to corporate data without jeopardizing employee productivity.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2014

IBM

Stop Password Sprawl with SaaS Single Sign-On via Active Directory
sponsored by Centrify Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get a better understanding of the challenges to adopting SaaS applications, hidden costs of SaaS, and security issues with SaaS apps. Read on to learn more about bolstering your cloud security efforts and stopping password sprawl.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Centrify Corporation

The Convergence of IT Security and Physical Access Control
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Read more on the challenges, deployment options and results associated with convergence of using a single credential to secure access to IT resources and physical access control.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 May 2014

HID

One Time Passwords for Mobile Authentication
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore how more financial institutions are adopting mobile authentication for on line banking and deploying mobile platforms.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

HID

5 Things Your Organization Can Do Today to Improve Security
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource contains insights from a security assessment professional on the problematic patterns that he has observed within a wide variety of organizations, as well as their simple but critical solutions.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

CDW Corporation

Securing Personal Mobile Device Access to Enterprise IT and Cloud Assets with Strong Authentication
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Learn how organizations protect and manage access to their enterprise and cloud applications during the BYOD phenomenon.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

HID

ActivID® Authentication Appliance for Enterprise
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a solution that puts an end to your identity and authentication worries.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2013

HID

Best Practices for a Secure Mobile Workforce
sponsored by Accellion, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to reduce the risk of mobile data breaches while keeping mobile workers productive.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Apr 2014

Accellion, Inc.

Anypoint Platform Cloud Security & Compliance
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the security and compliance of a cloud services platform, and goes in depth into operations, passwords and credentials, on-premise security, and more.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

MuleSoft

A Guide to Password Use in WebSphere Application Server
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the different types of passwords used inside of the WebSphere Application Server and the recovery plans to help restore your server when passwords go awry.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

SSO Vendor Evaluator’s Guide
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: Access this checklist for key qualities you should be looking for in a single sign-on (SSO) solution to help you evaluate vendors.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Imprivata

How to Extend your Identity Management Systems to use OAuth
sponsored by Forum Systems
WHITE PAPER: Read this resource to learn how to extend your authentication and authorization model to outsourced services. Click through for details on the deployment process, including the benefits of using an API gateway to help with integration.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Forum Systems

Enterprise Integration with Public Cloud Services using OAuth
sponsored by Forum Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a deployment strategy for an authentication and authorization solution that requires no third-party access to user credentials – so that your information stays within the company.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Forum Systems

Intelligent Authentication and User Access Balancing Security and Convenience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Inside this vital resource, uncover the new technologies and trends sweeping the nation – and the security effects they are having – and discover how advanced intelligent authentication is key to ensuring your security needs are met.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CA Technologies.

Eagle Bank Keeps Deposits and Customer Data Safe
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This case study highlights one bank's successful enforcement of a strong password policy by implementing a single sign-on (SSO) solution. Read on to learn how you can maintain GLBA compliance, and reduce IT's access management.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

Imprivata

Verity Credit Union Streamlines Application Access, Reduces Helpdesk Costs and Improves Customer Service
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This case study shares one credit union's experience with an authentication solution that helped it efficiently manage user access across all applications without hindering productivity or adding costs.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

Imprivata

Stock Yards Bank and Trust Makes Employees Productive and Keeps Data Secure
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This case study features one large, trusted U.S. bank's experience with a simplified authentication solution that enabled increased productivity, compliance, and security levels.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

Imprivata

Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the 4 top forms of cybercrime. Click through to reveal 6 key recommendations to best protect your organization from security breaches.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Chalk Talk: Simplify User Access with NetIQ Solutions
sponsored by NetIQ
WHITE PAPER: View this webcast to learn about an access management solution that offers self-service capabilities to eliminate time-consuming phone calls and paperwork to gain necessary access to critical business applications.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

NetIQ

For Secure Access, Passwords Alone Do Not Work
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores an innovative alternative to passwords. Discover how multifactor authentication can provide a higher level of security than a password alone and find out how this solution can comprehensively enhance your data protection strategy. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 18 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Verizon

Don't Lose the Data: Six Ways You May Be Losing Mobile Data and Don't Even Know It
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for crucial information regarding the infiltration of employees' personal mobile devices within the workplace, and uncover the top 6 new mobile data loss and security risks to avoid.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Published: 24 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

The Five-Step Guide to Better Social Media Security
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Access this helpful resource to explore some of the most common security challenges for social media and learn the tools and processes you can use to reduce your risk. Learn how to prepare for the worst-case scenario so your social media data is always protected.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 22 Oct 2013

Hootsuite

Building An Intelligence - Driven Security Operations Center
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for insider tips on rapid cyber threat detection and remediation as well as how to coordinate technologies, personnel, and processes for better security.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

EMC Corporation

Okta Active Directory Integration - An Architecture Overview
sponsored by Okta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a cloud-based identity and access management service that assists in the integration process from current on-premise applications.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 13 Sep 2013

Okta

Hot Tips for Securing Your Wireless Network
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Everyone from the home user to the corporate enterprise needs to secure their Wi-Fi network. This white paper offers 11 tips for securing your Wi-Fi network, including encryption, password management, and more.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Sophos, Inc.
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PASSWORDS DEFINITION (continued): …  in a single case.When people create passwords, they often defeat the purpose by choosing parts of their names, the names of their pets, or even the word "password," itself, which was the most commonly used password for many years. Now that many password policies require the inclusion of a numeral, the most common password is "password1."You can make your password much harder to break by using more characters, mixing upper and lower case letters, and including numbers and special characters. According to a security guide from Texas A&M University's Research Foundation, a six-character, single-case … 
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