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How to avoid ‘security fatigue’ with Azure AD B2C

A recent NIST Study has found that users are experiencing ‘security fatigue’. Security fatigue is caused by users having to remember yet another password, register for yet another online service, or being told they must do (or not do) something related to IT security. The impact is poor security, which leads to cyber-attacks and lost business.… Read more…

Self-service Password Reset: Steps to stress-free access

Resetting your password in the workplace is rarely as simple as it sounds. As you struggle to recall answers to security questions given years earlier, you won’t be the first to escalate the issue to your IT department. You’ve got pressing deadlines to meet – and you’re desperate! Following a few simple steps, self-service password… Read more…

5 Privileged Access Management (PAM) best practices

As the threat from trusted insiders continues to increase, the need for Privileged Access Management (PAM) has never been greater. Gartner reports that by 2018, 25% of organisations will review privileged activity and reduce data leakage incidents by 33%. Those businesses that aren’t planning to review their privileged activity on a regular basis and follow best… Read more…

Authentication with Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory allows access to a number of services, and authentication can be achieved in a number of ways. Outside of the standard deployment, there are federated options, and opportunities to provide secure access for partners and customers. Let’s have a look at how this all works… How users authenticate with Azure AD Azure… Read more…

Identity management testing: Why test?

What comes to mind when you think of Identity Management Testing? Is this the first time you’ve thought about testing? Is it something you push to the back of your mind?  This is the first entry in our seven-part blog series on Identity Management Testing. We will explore and explain why testing is important, and… Read more…

Dynamics 365: The next evolution of Dynamics CRM

When people think about Dynamics CRM, they naturally think about the out-of-the-box features: sales, service and marketing. It hasn’t necessarily come across as a powerful app development platform – the inclusion of CRM in the title hasn’t helped. With all of the recent add-ons and changes, it came as little surprise when Microsoft recently announced it… Read more…

Single sign-on myths: 5 common misconceptions busted!

Dispelling single sign-on (SSO) myths is important. Scepticism from IT managers and security staff means businesses are missing out on a relatively simple opportunity to enhance protection and reduce costs. It’s time to expose some misconceived ideas and opinions on a crucial identity and access technology. Exposing the lies about SSO Using single sign-on means… Read more…

Office 365 DirSync has been replaced: The clock is ticking for businesses

News of an Office 365 DirSync replacement was hardly surprising. Microsoft has been making changes to the Office 365 environment at an unprecedented rate. While the majority of these updates have affected the services users access, the way that identities synchronise has also changed. As of 13 April 2017, DirSync will no longer be supported,… Read more…