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MFA Fatigue Attack: Meaning, Types, Examples, and More

MFA Fatigue Attack: Meaning, Types, Examples, and More

This article investigates MFA fatigue attacks. We'll explain how they work, why they're effective, and who they typically target. We'll also provide real-life examples to help your team detect and prevent these threats. You'll leave with a clear understanding of MFA fatigue attacks and tips on how to shore up your cloud security to defend against them.
Snowflake's Security Warning Is Why Enterprises Need MFA Across All Their Resources

Snowflake's Security Warning Is Why Enterprises Need MFA Across All Their Resources

Recently, cloud computing company Snowflake issued a warning to its customers: hackers are actively targeting accounts that lack Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). This warning comes amidst a rapidly unfolding saga that includes the high-profile Ticketmaster breach.
7 Reasons for Enterprises to Adopt Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

7 Reasons for Enterprises to Adopt Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

The world we operate in today is far different than it was even a couple years ago. More employees work from remote locations (as of late 2023, more than 12% of U.S. workers are fully remote), and more companies engage the services of freelancers and other outside workers. Organizations must recognize that the traditional physical boundaries no longer apply. They now need to secure a vast array of devices used by employees spread across various locations.
The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication (How It Works)

The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication (How It Works)

Getting users' passwords isn’t really that hard anymore. In fact, bad actors employ advanced technology that allows them to snowshoe (test billions of password combinations per second), rendering 90% of user-generated passwords susceptible to attacks. MFA significantly enhances security by requiring a second piece of information to verify a user’s identity. The additional 20 seconds a user spends receiving a code via SMS provides a level of protection that a password alone cannot offer.
9 User Authentication Methods to Stay Secure in 2024

9 User Authentication Methods to Stay Secure in 2024

User authentication plays an essential role in securing networks and ensuring that only authorized users can access sensitive data. As our infrastructure transitions from traditional on-premises setups to cloud and hybrid environments, our authentication methods must continue evolving.
Privileged Access in the Age of Cloud Authentication & Ephemeral Credentials

Privileged Access in the Age of Cloud Authentication & Ephemeral Credentials

The way that people work continues to evolve, and as a result, so do the ways that they must authenticate into their organization’s resources and systems. Where once you simply had to be hardwired into the local office network, now you must expand your perimeter to include remote and hybrid workforces, on-prem and cloud environments, and take into account a growing list of factors that impact how and where people access critical company resources.
How to Prevent Credential Stuffing [9 Best Practices]

How to Prevent Credential Stuffing [9 Best Practices]

In this article, we’ll explore the risks of credential stuffing attacks, common techniques used by attackers, signs that your accounts may be compromised, and credential stuffing prevention techniques you can use to reduce your risk.
AWS Authentication Best Practices (That Go Beyond MFA)

AWS Authentication Best Practices (That Go Beyond MFA)

AWS authentication confirms the identity of users trying to access your resources, safeguarding against potential intrusions and data breaches. But weak authentication practices—like easy-to-guess passwords and single-factor authentication (SFA)—are far too common and they leave the door wide open for threat actors. Weak authentication often leads to data theft, resource misuse, financial and reputational nightmares…the list goes on. On the contrary, strong authentication measures like
Connect to Even More Resources with StrongDM’s AWS Management Console

Connect to Even More Resources with StrongDM’s AWS Management Console

We’ve just launched our AWS Management Console, adding yet another supported authentication method to improve control and auditability–so you can protect your business and improve employee productivity.
Token-based Authentication: Everything You Need to Know

Token-based Authentication: Everything You Need to Know

Secured authentication to databases and applications is crucial to enterprise cybersecurity management. Unfortunately, 82% of all breaches involve human error, including misused or compromised credentials that give threat actors unauthorized access to network resources. Luckily, there’s a solution that ensures security without the risks that come with traditional, credential-based authentication. This article discusses token-based authentication and explains why it's a reliable and flexible
LDAP vs. Active Directory: Everything You Need to Know

LDAP vs. Active Directory: Everything You Need to Know

Struggling to understand the difference between Active Directory and LDAP? Don't worry, we’ll make it simple. These are just two among many methods that can provide secure user authentication and authorization. The information in this article will help you decide if LDAP or Active Directory is right for your organization. Robust security and a seamless user experience are attainable, and you can have both!
SAML vs. OAuth: What's the Difference? (Side-by-Side)

SAML vs. OAuth: What's the Difference? (Side-by-Side)

In this article, we will provide a high-level overview of the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) and Open Authorization (OAuth) information access frameworks. You’ll learn about the key similarities and differences between SAML and OAuth, the unique benefits of each framework, and specific use cases for each. By the end of this article, you’ll have a clear understanding of SAML and OAuth to help you determine which is right for your organization.
Credential Stuffing: How to Detect and Prevent It

Credential Stuffing: How to Detect and Prevent It

In this article, we’ll define credential stuffing and explain the risks that credential stuffing attacks pose to organizations and customers. We’ll cover recent examples of credential stuffing attacks and discuss how to detect and prevent them. By the end of the article, you should understand the full scope of credential stuffing, including how to protect your customers’ and employees’ account credentials with the right tools.
What is a Brute Force Attack? Types, Examples & Prevention

What is a Brute Force Attack? Types, Examples & Prevention

In this article, we’ll take a comprehensive look at brute force attacks: what they are, how they work, and the different shapes they can take. You'll learn about popular tools utilized by hackers and examples of brute force attacks in action. By the end of this article, you'll be able to understand critical prevention measures for brute force attacks.
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