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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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Overcome Authentication Challenges: Balancing Security and User Experience
sponsored by iovation, Inc.
VIDEO: How can you increase authentication security without impacting user experience? Take a closer look at flexible authentication that can help you meet these challenges with global fraud and trust insight, interactive multi-factor authentication, and more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2017 | Premiered: 01 Aug 2017

iovation, Inc.

Moving Beyond the Password: Consumers' Views on Authentication
sponsored by iovation, Inc.
RESEARCH CONTENT: A 2017 Aite Group survey of 1,095 U.S. consumers who use online and/or mobile banking reveals users' perceptions of various forms of authentication. Uncover key findings from this study and expert recommendations to improve authentication security and user experience.
Posted: 01 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

iovation, Inc.

How to Achieve End-to-End Authentication
sponsored by iovation, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Examine how to overcome top authentication challenges by adapting to different levels of risk in real time. Uncover how you can use this method to respond to different risk scenarios.
Posted: 31 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

iovation, Inc.

Making the Move to Dynamic Multifactor Authentication
sponsored by iovation, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Passwords. The most hated thing we can't live without. Take a look at new advances in multifactor authentication that can create a more intuitive experience for the end user. Uncover how MFA works, the state of MFA adoption, and 5 reasons to move to a flexible MFA approach.
Posted: 31 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

iovation, Inc.

AI, Risk-Based and Context: Trading in Your Password for the Intelligent Future
sponsored by Crossmatch
TRANSCRIPT: Weak and stolen passwords lead to data beaches, but how do you get rid of them? Join experts Kevin Beaver and Jeff Carpenter as they explore the future of authentication post-password.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Published: 26 Jul 2017

Crossmatch

Podcast: Post-Password Security: AI, Risk-Based and Context
sponsored by Crossmatch
PODCAST: Weak and stolen passwords lead to data beaches, but how do you get rid of them? In this podcast, join experts Kevin Beaver and Jeff Carpenter as they explore the future of authentication post-password.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Premiered: Jun 30, 2017

Crossmatch

Composite Authentication: The Evolution Beyond 2FA/MFA
sponsored by Crossmatch
PODCAST: In this podcast, security experts Kevin Beaver and Jeff Carpenter discuss what composite authentication is, how it evolved, and its place in the future of security.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Premiered: Jun 30, 2017

Crossmatch

Password Guidelines to Lower Risk
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Our newly-launched guide, Reduce the Risk of Password Breaches, explores what technologies and strategies can make secure password usage easier for end users and improve account protection. Inside this guide, find password guidelines to lower risk, NIST password recommendations, plus additional security methods.
Posted: 13 Jul 2017 | Published: 13 Jul 2017

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Protect Against Cyberattacks and Data Breaches with Multi-Factor Authentication
sponsored by Centrify Corporation
PRODUCT DEMO: Access this free trial of multi-factor authentication (MFA) to add an additional layer of security, beyond passwords, to your enterprise, across apps, endpoints and infrastructure. Here, learn how to stop in progress attacks that leverage compromised credentials when users elevate privilege, and more.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017 | Premiered: 28 Jun 2017

Centrify Corporation

Stop The Breach: Reduce The Likelihood Of An Attack Through An IAM Maturity Model
sponsored by Centrify Corporation
RESEARCH CONTENT: Forrester Research investigated the connection between increased adoption of identity and access management (IAM) best practices and reducing the likelihood of experiencing a security breach. Uncover their key findings to learn more about the efficacy of different IAM approaches and technologies.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Centrify Corporation

Employee Social Network Password Practices a Major Workplace Risk
sponsored by Thycotic
WHITE PAPER: A survey conducted at the February 2017 RSA Conference in San Francisco reveals startling and disturbing insights into the password habits of security professionals (and likely their fellow employees). Discover key survey findings that can help protect your organization.
Posted: 17 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Thycotic

Privileged Account Management for Dummies
sponsored by Thycotic
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how privileged account management is more important to understand and protect today than ever before. This guide will help you to avoid catastrophic data breaches and possible massive monetary and reputational damage to your organization.
Posted: 17 Apr 2017 | Published: 17 Apr 2017

Thycotic

Norton Cyber Security Insights Report – UK Insights
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: More than 12 million British people have experienced cybercrime in the past year, this UK summary of the Norton Cyber Security Insights Report reveals.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 17 Feb 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Take Control of Virtual Desktop Access with Two-Factor Authentication
sponsored by Citrix
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore the concept of two-factor authentication (2FA) and how it applies to virtual desktop access. Find out how this approach improves password management without adding complexity to the user experience.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 12 Dec 2016

Citrix

How Global Threat Intelligence Fits into a Security Strategy
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Before considering global threat intelligence services, there are some critical dangers that you may need to address closer to home. In this e-guide, Rob Shapland shares his advice on how simple tools like staff training and awareness can help prevent breaches from phishing attacks and more.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 03 Oct 2016

IBM

Do You Have the Right Authentication Tools to Keep the Bad Guys Out?
sponsored by RSA Softcat
EGUIDE: Multifactor authentication (MFA) can be a critical component of an enterprise security strategy, but choosing the right product or service is a challenge. Access this e-guide to learn about 8 of the top MFA products in the market, and determine which is best for your enterprise.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

RSA Softcat

How Global Threat Intelligence Fits into a Security Strategy
sponsored by UnitedLex
EGUIDE: While global threat intelligence services can be a powerful business security tool, it's not the first one you should consider when setting strategy for better business security. Read on to evaluate the role of global threat intelligence in today's enterprise and assess other tactics to bolster this strategy.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

UnitedLex

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

IBM

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

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

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
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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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