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An audit has never had a soft spot on people’s hearts, and some consider it a witch-hunt, which is not the case. An audit helps us keep track of activities taking place in your organization’s networks and databases. This is not likely to happen in the absence of a system audit. Today organizations are using checks not only in accounting but also in IT and networking. The importance of the audit trail is not negligible…

In this era, every astute business owner knows how indispensable digital tools are for managing systems effectively. Technology is changing companies, and online credential management solutions streamline issues like managing credentials. Corporations and small businesses alike must consistently create or revoke the credentials of customers and employees. Because processes and policies constantly evolve, companies need reliable, efficient credential management tools to succeed. What Are Credentials? Before going any further, let’s start with some basic definitions.…

We’ve seen the “hacking” scene that’s so popular in action movies: a hacker open their laptop and start frantically typing a random string of numbers and letters. Windows with green text flash across the screen. After a few minutes, the hacker says “I’m in!” Password cracked. To commit a crime like this in real life, the audience thinks, surely you’d have to some kind of Bill Gates-esque computer genius. But in fact, websites and databases…

The holiday season in December is typically known for bringing with it lovely gifts, and in the past, this was especially true for hackers. With understaffed departments, employees distracted by end of year deadlines and a generally relaxed atmosphere, hackers would gain their biggest catches. Now, that smorgasbord of stolen data has extended to the entire year. One of the best year-round gifts that companies can offer a hacker is weak passwords. What Exactly is…

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect for approximately two years now. However, there are many confusing areas of the regulation. One of those confusion areas lies with the use of passwords and the development of a GDPR-compliant password policy. In this article, we’ll discuss what GDPR is and how compliance works. We’ll also highlight the importance of aligning your password policy with GDPR. What Exactly is GDPR GDPR is a regulation…

Did you know that around 66% of businesses struggle with manual management of access to systems and applications used by their employees? The world has gone digital and thus calls for automation of specific business processes. As a result, businesses can benefit from having automated IAM or Identity and Access Management. IAM is among the few concepts that have had to change to improve the security and access to data. Disadvantages of Manual IAM Identity…