Multi-Factor Authentication

Your end users already carry multiple devices. Why not put them to use? That’s the thought behind multi-factor authentication (MFA), a solution leveraging multiple devices and factors to provide extra security: texting an authentication code to a user’s smartphone, for instance. Here’s what Okta has to say about this innovative authentication method.

Cloud Security Basics, Best Practices & Implementation

Cloud security is a set of controls, policies, procedures, and technologies that protect data, infrastructure, and systems that are stored in cloud environments.  Cloud security measures give businesses the processes and tools they need to keep their data safe, meet their regulatory compliance requirements, protect their customers’ privacy, and…

What Is SMS Authentication and Is It Secure?

SMS authentication—also known as SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) and SMS one-time password (OTP)—allows users to verify their identities with a code that is sent to them via text message. A form of two-factor authentication, it often acts as a second verifier for users to gain access to a network, system, or application, and is a good…

What is Zero Trust Security?

Zero Trust is a security framework based on the belief that every user, device, and IP address accessing a resource is a threat until proven otherwise. Under the concept of “never trust, always verify,” it requires that security teams implement strict access controls and verify anything that tries to connect to an enterprise’s network.   Coined in…

6 Steps to Practice Strong Laptop Security

If you’ve ever found yourself searching security questions like “how to secure my work computer” and “laptop security antivirus,” this article is for you. Here, we answer common company laptop security questions like: How do I keep my laptop secure in a public network? What is the best security system for my computer? Is my laptop password safe? …

Byte-Sized Video: Don’t Limit the Scope of Your SSO and MFA

No matter how much you may love your users, you can’t trust all of them. With so many individuals and devices accessing your apps, and requests coming from various networks, there’s a real risk of bad actors slipping through the cracks. Single-sign on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) are must-haves when it comes to modern security. To…

What Is Biometric Authentication?

Biometric authentication is a security process that compares a person’s characteristics to a stored set of biometric data in order to grant access to buildings, applications, systems, and more. With cybercrime, fraud, and identity theft on the rise, it’s more important than ever for businesses to help customers and employees verify their identity,…

What Is Data Misuse?

Data misuse is the use of information in ways it wasn’t intended for. User agreements, corporate policies, data privacy laws, and industry regulations all set conditions for how data can be collected and used. Data misuse violates these requirements. Unlike data theft, data misuse doesn’t necessarily happen as a result of a cyberattack or when…

What Is Data Security?

Data security is the protection of digital data and accounts in accordance with laws and industry standards in order to mitigate risks and repel attackers. It encompasses business data, employee information, and customer and user data. If that sounds multifaceted, it is: putting data security into practice isn’t one size fits all. With companies…

Stories from the Trenches: Scale & Growth in the Cloud

Rubrik burst onto the scene in 2014 as a leading provider of cloud-based data management and protection solutions. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded in 1830, and over its long history has become a nexus of philanthropy and faith. At first glance, these two organizations have little in common—but there’s more to this odd…

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