Sage data breach highlights need for least privilege access and two common errors businesses make, warns Hypersocket Software

The data breach at UK accounting software company Sage has brought the insider threat facing businesses into focus and, according to security experts Hypersocket Software, highlights the need for more stringent access control. The Sage breach, which may have compromised the personal information of employees at 280 businesses, is thought to have resulted from unauthorised […]

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Integration Point: Password Manager and Digital Transformation

Disruption is everywhere. The S&P 500, normally a bastion of stability, experienced an unprecedented 50 percent churn rate in just the past 15 years. In 1999, General Electric and Coca-Cola were at the top of the list. Today it’s Apple and Google. And look at a company like Uber, which owns no cars and predominantly […]

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Top Three Issues Cloud-Based Password Managers Face

Password managers face a daunting task. The creation and management of user access to connected devices, as well as user access and authentication into external and internal applications, databases and networks is riddled with both scalability and security challenges. Complicating the matter is the fact that user authentication and verification are the cornerstones of any […]

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Six Steps to Avoid Becoming A Data Breach Statistic

US fast-food chain Wendy’s is the latest organisation to suffer a significant data breach. As the story unfolds, it’s clear the business seems to have been caught off guard in fully understanding the impact and extent of the breach. This isn’t at all unusual – the first time many businesses know they’ve been hacked is […]

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Active Directory Benefits and Single Sign-On

For many network administrators, resetting expired, forgotten or compromised passwords is a routine activity. It is also a tedious, time-consuming process that complicates busy schedules, cuts into worker productivity and costs companies millions of dollars per year. Moreover, when performed using the native Active Directory tools, password management can become quite a demanding activity. Password […]

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Password Management in Healthcare

Increasing the use of technology in healthcare is to predominantly develop a better patient and end user experience. Resultantly, the healthcare profession has seen a significant increase in using technology as an alternative future to paperless communication. A few examples of these are using tablets instead computers, sending text reminders to alert patients, allowing patients […]

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Seeing Is Believing: Hypersocket Access Manager in Action

Hypersocket’s password reset self-service empowers end users and establishes a leadership role for each individual employee to manage their own identity. Most requests for help-desk assistance are for password resets and as organizations strive for stronger security policies, the pain of password management is becoming more pervasive, productivity suffers and IT costs go up when […]

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Password Manager Capabilities: The True Benefits of a Perfect User Interface

Recently I had a conversation with a friend that has been covering the technology industry for large print and online publications for over 20 years. I asked him for his opinion on the single most important aspect of a technology, if he had to choose just one. Without hesitation, he answered that the user interface […]

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3 Password Misconceptions to Avoid

Passwords are a hassle but a necessary one in order to keep information and data safe. This is especially crucial for any organization that records and stores sensitive information – credit card numbers, social security information, customer data – but as we’ve seen in the last few years, these things can be susceptible to weak […]

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The Value of Password Managers in Education

The future of education is digital. Programming is quickly overtaking traditional languages like French and German as a preferred foreign language elective and parents in the United States are aggressively pushing STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). At the University level, even liberal arts majors are stressing the importance of technology within their own […]

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