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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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Customer Success Story: Staffordshire Police- Locking Up Password Issues
sponsored by Imprivata
CASE STUDY: In the following case study, learn how the Staffordshire Police department was able to solve their password-related issues with help from Imprivata.
Posted: 28 Sep 2015 | Published: 28 Sep 2015


Self-Service Password Management: Taking the Burden off IT
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores enabling self-service password management for users and enhancing authentication security.
Posted: 22 Sep 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015


The C-Suite Battle Plan for Cyber Security Attacks in Healthcare
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines why passwords are the top vulnerability that healthcare hackers exploit . Uncover what techniques and tools your enemies are using and how to defend yourself by improving your key management strategy. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 15 Apr 2015


Dynamic User Authentication with SecureAuth Norse and IDC
sponsored by SecureAuth
WEBCAST: In this webcast, hear from several experts as they discuss how dynamic user authentication can prevent unwanted access.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 27, 2014


Device Fingerprinting – Low-Friction, BYOD Authentication
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces SecureAuth's Device Fingerprinting, which features the flexibility, security, and convenience required to increase layers of authentication without creating high friction for users.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Mar 2015


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


BYOD Security: How to Remotely Wipe iPhone and Android Devices
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, explore the need for remote data wipe on top of mandatory PINs and passwords to ensure optimum data protection in this BYOD age. Click now to get started!
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 | Published: 09 Dec 2013

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013


How to Properly Move into the Cloud
sponsored by Forum Systems
EGUIDE: This e-guide will help you avoid SSO land mines in the cloud by taking an in-depth look at authentication principals, authentication providers, authentication consumers, and more. Read on as experts also highlight how to handle a cloud provider decrypting customer data, even without encryption keys.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Forum Systems

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


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


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


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


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


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

Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats
sponsored by RSA
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


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


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


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


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


Preparing for Integrated Physical and Logical Access Control: The Common Authenticator
sponsored by ADT
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide tells you everything you need to know about upgrading to a common authenticator system.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 05 Sep 2013


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.
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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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