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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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Seven Considerations for Achieving CJIS Compliance
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a security solution that helps you ensure the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) compliance requirement for advanced authentication is met by your organization, effective on September 30, 2014.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Imprivata

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

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

Expert Advice – 20 Practical Tips on Authentication from Healthcare IT Professionals
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This resource reveals 20 single sign-on (SSO) and strong authentication implementation tips from your successful peers.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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

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

Multifactor Authentication: Removing Risk While Simplifying Processes
sponsored by NetIQ
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how multi-factor authentication brings that extra line of defense your organization needs to protect against malicious hackers.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

NetIQ

Five Reasons It’s Time For Secure Single Sign-On
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative resource to uncover five reasons why your organization should consider secure SSO.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Ping Identity Corporation

Integrating Microsoft Technologies with an Identity and Access Management Solution
sponsored by OpenIAM
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, learn how one comprehensive identity and access management (IAM) solution can be easily integrated with your existing Microsoft technologies, as well as non-Microsoft tools.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

OpenIAM

Why Passwords Aren't Strong Enough
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the urgent need for strong authentication, and how investing in one-time password technology will not only keep your assets protect, but also deliver high ROI in the long-run.
Posted: 18 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2011

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

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

Password Change Service - Avaya CallPilot
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Administrators spend a lot of their time simply resetting passwords for users who have gotten locked out of their mailboxes because they forgot their password. This white paper shows an administrator how to set up and utilize Password Reset Service, introduced with CallPilot Release 5.
Posted: 29 Mar 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

Global Knowledge

Avoiding Insider Threats to Enterprise Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In an increasingly cloud-based IT universe, concerns are being raised and addressed regarding the security of privileged and shared accounts. See this white paper for more information on the latest in cloud-based security for privileged identities.
Posted: 07 Mar 2013 | Published: 07 Mar 2013

IBM

SAML 101 White Paper
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn how identity federation has helped provide a secure, private mechanism for organizations to share user identities. And discover how this solution can help you enhance security, limit risk and improve compliance by eliminating Web application passwords.
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Ping Identity Corporation

Controlling and Managing Superuser Access
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: "Super users" – those people with greater access and rights – is a necessary part of IT. However, privileged accounts carry implicit security risks, so securing them – while preserving access and ease of use – is vital. Discover the risks associated with privileged accounts and how to mitigate them. Read "Controlling and Managing Super User Access"
Posted: 19 Dec 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Dell Software

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

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

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.

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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