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I thought it would be interesting for my first Security Bytes post of 2107 to pull together the most popular posts from 2016 based on number of readers. As an added attraction, I’ve also included the most popular post in … Continue reading

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I recently had the opportunity to help a customer implement a web services interface that relied on SAML for authentication. Doing so provided a couple of insights that I found interesting.

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We’ve been hearing about Windows Server 2016 for a while now. It’s time to see what Microsoft is doing with respect to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and authentication enhancements.

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It is not uncommon for us to configure a customer’s high availability system for single sign-on. Recently, though, two different customers called me after a role swap saying that SSO was not working.

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Each time you add a new user service to your computing environment, the password burden on your organization grows exponentially. Kerberos greatly simplifies password management, but understanding it is anything but simple. Most people find themselves dragged into depths of … Continue reading

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  Patrick Townsend and I had a chance to catch up at COMMON earlier this year. I was psyched to learn that Townsend Security is now offering Two Factor Authentication (2FA) for the IBM i. When we started talking about … Continue reading

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Or…How a security expert can fall for a phishing scheme Think no one will target your business with phishing attacks?  Think again… This confession is a bit hard for me. Just recently I was the target of a phishing attack.  … Continue reading

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The new IBM i 7.2 release brings several security-related enhancements. Two of them are the ability to use SSO from an IBM i green screen to a remote Telnet or FTP server that also supports Kerberos.

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In a recent post I noted that the Target breach once again raised the idea of biometric authentication as means of improving the protection of corporate data. Yet for all of its benefits, adoption of biometric authentication within the IT … Continue reading

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You’ll notice that the title of this post is “Biometrics And SSO”; not Biometrics for SSO. This is an important distinction. Most IT shops don’t realize that they can use standard SSO along with biometric authentication to implement unobtrusive two-factor … Continue reading

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