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Intro to Your Tech: Authentication

Intro to Your Tech: Authentication

Authentication is something that even the everyday user of a computer might encounter in different ways. Take, for example, identity authentication. You can use a driver’s license, library card, or even a PIN number. Computers use authentication as a part of their main primary functionality, and it mostly comes in the form of passwords and usernames. We’ll take a closer look into what authentication is and what it does.

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Why Both Halves Of Your Security Are Equally Important

Why Both Halves Of Your Security Are Equally Important

We talk about network security a lot, and for good reason. The majority of today’s businesses rely heavily on their information systems and there is plenty of danger presented by Internet-based threats. However, some organizations spend so much time worrying about cyber threats that they forget that physical threats exist outside the technology plane. Your organization needs to take steps toward securing its on-site premise, as well as the digital space in which your business exists.

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Cracking Multi-Factor Authentication Requires A Lot More Than Guessing A Password

Cracking Multi-Factor Authentication Requires A Lot More Than Guessing A Password

When discussing identity authentication when IT is concerned, the use of passwords is most likely the first thing to pop into one’s mind. However, there are other methods of authentication that may be combined with the use of a password to increase security. This practice is known as Multi-Factor Authentication, or MFA, although it is also called Two-Factor Authentication, or 2FA.

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